1953 Bowman Color Near Set (158/160) with PSA 2 Mantle 
Lot Number 145
 
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The Bowman Company of Philadelphia made a splash by issuing the first full-colored card in hobby history. Often regarded as one of the most attractive designs, this expensive series almost drove the company into bankruptcy. Presented is a lower-grade 1953 Bowman Color near set (158/160) missing only Ford and Musial. Hallmarked by a graded Mickey Mantle, this series includes a lineup of (20) Hall of Famers. Highlighted are #10 Ashburn (EX-MT), #18 Fox (VG-EX), #33 Reese (GD-VG), #44 Bauer/Berra/Mantle (FR-GD), #55 Durocher (EX-MT), #59 Mantle (PSA 2), #62 Kluszewski (EX), #65 Roberts (EX-MT), #80 Kiner (EX-MT), #92 Hodges (VG), #97 Mathews (GD), #118 Martin (GD) and #143 Lopez (VG-EX). With an aggregate grade of (VG), this pioneering set contains immense eye-appeal. For a complete listing of the key cards and their grades, please visit our website.

Complete listing of key 1953 Bowman Color cards: #1 D. Williams (GD), #9 Rizzuto (FR-GD), #10 Ashburn (EX-MT), #18 Fox (VG-EX), #33 Reese (GD-VG), #40 Doby (FR), #44 Bauer/Berra/Mantle (FR-GD), #46 Campanella (FR), #51 Irvin (FR-GD), #55 Durocher (EX-MT), #57 Boudreau (FR), #59 Mantle (PSA 2), #61 Kell (FR), #62 Kluszewski (EX), #65 Roberts (EX-MT), #80 Kiner (EX-MT), #81 Slaughter (FR), #92 Hodges (VG), #93 Rizzuto/Martin (FR), #97 Mathews (GD), #99 Spahn (FR), #101 Schoendienst (GD), #114 Feller (PR-FR), #117 Snider (FR), #118 Martin (GD), #121 Berra (PR-FR), #143 Lopez (VG-EX), #146 Wynn (FR) and #160 Abrams (GD). 
 
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