1951 Bowman Baseball Near Set (322/324) with Mantle & Mays 
Lot Number 139
 
Quantity: Bid Started: 02/21/2007 10:00:00 
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Presented is a very solid mid-grade 1951 Bowman Baseball near set missing two cards, #134 Spahn and #165 Williams. The weight of this very popular set is carried on the shoulders of the Mantle and Mays rookies. The #305 Mays card (PSA 5 o/c) has solid corners and a clean surface but sits 90/10 right-to-left and 95/5 top-to-bottom. The most desirable card in the set is card #253 Mantle that would have easily graded EX had it not been for a piece of tape atop the portrait. The corners of the Mantle are solid, grading EX to EX-MT with a light print line running from top to bottom through the left portion of his hat. The tape measures 1-1/2 by 1/4" and the card has a clean reverse. The set itself is loaded with stars and rookies including #1 Ford (VG), #2 Berra (GD/VG), #3 Roberts (EX), #7 Hodges (EX), #10 Schoendienst (EX-MT), #26 Rizzuto (VG-EX), #30 Feller (GD), #31 Campanella (VG-EX), #32 Snider (VG-EX), #46 Kell (EX), #50 Mize (VG-EX), #53 Lemon (EX), #58 Slaughter (VG-EX), #62 Boudreau (EX-MT), #78 Wynn (EX-MT), #80 Reese (VG-EX), #81 Furillo (VG-EX), #122 Garagiola (VG), #143 Kluszewski (EX), #151 Doby (VG), #181 Stengel (VG), #186 Ashburn (VG-EX), #198 Irvin (EX), #219 Woodling (EX), #232 Fox (EX), #233 Durocher (VG-EX), #253 Mantle (see above), #254 Jensen (VG-EX), #260 Erskine (EX-MT), #282 Frisch (VG-EX), #290 Dickey (EX o/c), #295 Lopez (EX-MT), #305 Mays (PSA 5 o/c), #306 Piersall (VG) and #324 Pramesa (GD). The composite grade of the set is as follows: 10% EX-MT, 30% EX, 30% VG-EX, VG 17% and 13% GD or lesser. 
 
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