Legendary June 2009
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Presented is a 320-card complete set of 1955 Bowman baseball cards. This Bowman production would be the company's last baseball issue. Each card was styled after another 1950s rage—color television. Each boldly colored image, complete with wood-grained borders did not help the faltering gum companies future but gave future collectors one of the more desirable issues to obtain. This set stands as one of the most challenging to acquire in high grade due to temperamental borders that chip very easily. In total, 8 cards have been graded by a third party service. Includes: Graded Cards - Graded PSA NM 7: 2 cards w/#'s 242 Banks and 315 Hubbard; GAI EX-MT+ 6.5: 1 card, #202 Mantle; PSA EX-MT+ 6.5: 2 cards w/#'s 22 Campanella and 23 Kaline; PSA EX-MT 6: 2 cards w/#'s 59 Ford and 179 Aaron; PSA EX 5: 1 card, # 134 Feller; Ungraded Cards - Highlights include: # 1 Wilhelm (GD), 10 Rizzuto (VG/EX), 33 Fox (VG/EX), 37 Reese (GD/VG), 60 Slaughter (VG/EX), 68 Howard (EX), 103 Mathews (VG/EX), 130 Ashburn (EX/MT), 134 Feller (EX), 158 Hodges (EX/MT), 168 Berra (color touch/trimmed), 184 Mays (VG/EX), 197 Kiner (EX/MT), 265 Barlick (VG), 267 Honochick (EX/MT), 303 Conlan (EX/MT), 308 Lopez (EX). Grades 14% NM to NM/MT, 72% EX to EX/MT, 14% VG to VG/EX including a few lesser, some trimmed and a few with color touch.
1955 Bowman Complete Set (320)
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