1952 Bowman Baseball Near Set (251/252) with Reprint Set 
Lot Number 133
 
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This presentable 1952 Bowman baseball near set (251/252, missing #101 Mantle) is one of the most revered of all the classic editions from the Philadelphia gum company. Highlighted by a myriad of Hall of Famers and a tandem of graded cards, the visual appeal of this assembly is undeniable. Key cards include #1 Berra (FR-GD), #4 Roberts (VG-EX), #8 Reese (FR), #11 Kiner (VG), #21 N. Fox (VG), #23 Lemon (EX), #43 Feller (VG-EX), #44 Campanella (GD), #52 Rizzuto (GD), #53 Ashburn (EX), #75 Kell (VG-EX), #80 Hodges (VG-EX), #115 Doby (VG-EX), #116 Snider (GD), #142 Wynn (VG/VG-EX), #145 Mize (VG), #156 Spahn (VG-EX), #162 Irvin (VG-EX), #196 Musial (GD), #217 Stengel (GD-VG), #218 Mays (GD), #228 Chipman (SGC 60), #232 Slaughter (GD-VG), #238 McMillan (GAI 5), and #252 Crosetti (GD). Condition approximations are 15% (EX or better), 20% (VG-EX), 35% (VG) and 30% (GD-VG) or lesser. The more difficult high series averages (VG) and presents as well as, if not better than, the lower series. At least 40% of the cards reveal varying degrees of wax staining, while other flaws associated with the series include centering issues and wear associated with the approximate grades. Also included is a modern 1952 Bowman reprint set from the 1980s which presents NM-MT. This decent early 1950s issue is a worthy addition to any vintage set gathering. For a complete list of key cards, please visit our website.

#1 Berra (FR-GD), #4 Roberts (VG-EX), #5 Minoso (GD), #8 Reese (FR), #11 Kiner (VG), #21 N. Fox (VG), #23 Lemon (EX), #30 Schoendienst (GD), #33 McDougald (VG), #43 Feller (VG-EX), #44 Campanella (GD), #52 Rizzuto (GD), #53 Ashburn (EX), #75 Kell (VG-EX), #80 Hodges (VG-EX), #115 Doby (VG-EX), #116 Snider (GD), #128 Newcombe (GD), #142 Wynn (VG/VG-EX), #145 Mize (VG), #146 Durocher (VG), #156 Spahn (VG-EX), #162 Irvin (VG-EX), #196 Musial (GD), #217 Stengel (GD-VG), #218 Mays (GD), #228 Chipman (SGC 60), #232 Slaughter (GD-VG), #238 McMillan (GAI 5), and #252 Crosetti (GD). 
 
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