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    1949 Bowman Baseball Complete Set (240) Plus Six Variations - With 131 Graded Cards! The 1949 Bowman series is a benchmark in baseball card production. It is the first major release of the modern era and has remained a target for passionate card aficionados ever since. The simple design and color scheme both harken back to a more innocent era and yet it upped the creativity quotient needed by the competition to pull in the hard-earned pennies and nickels of a new generation of young sports fans. This presentation is very nice overall. Either upgraded or left intact, it deserves to be a proud element of any vintage collection. In total, 131 cards (129 SGC and 2 PSA) have been professionally graded. Highlights include: Graded - SGC 96 MINT 9: 1 card, #47 Sain; SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5: 12 cards w/#'s 24 Musial, 48, 63, Pafko, 109, 123, 159, 162 Roe, 164, 190, 208, 213 and 218; SGC 88 NM/MT 8: 50 cards w/#'s 4, 7, 16, 18 Thomson, 28, 32, 51, 58, 60 Berra, 64 DiMaggio, 74, 98 Rizzuto NNOF, 100 Hodges, 102, 111 Schoendienst, 114 Reynolds, 124, 131, 136, 139, 141, 142, 145, 149, 155, 163, 172, 174, 175 Appling, 177, 179, 181, 183, 187, 191, 194 Branca, 199, 200, 203, 209 Keller, 217, 223, 225, 227, 233 Doby, 234, 235, 236, 237 and 240 Young; SGC 86 NM+ 7.5: 16 cards w/#'s 1 Bickford, 8, 15, 29 Kiner, 46 Roberts, 85 Mize, 93, 95, 104, 109, 122, 146, 151, 186, 195 and 210 Gordon; SGC 84 NM 7: 33 cards w/#'s 2, 19, 31, 36 Reese, 40, 56, 57, 73, 98 Rizzuto, 103, 119, 125, 140, 143, 147, 152, 156, 157, 158, 160, 167, 168, 173, 185, 188, 201, 204, 212, 221, 224 Paige, 229 Lopat, 231 and 238 Lemon; SGC 80 EX/NM 6: 14 cards w/#'s 9, 10, 14, 21, 45, 50 Robinson, 65 Slaughter, 84 Campanella, 148, 166, 170, 178, 189 and 211; PSA EX-MT 6: 1 card, #216; SGC 70 EX+ 5.5: 2 cards w/#'s 23 Doerr and 215; SGC 60 EX 5: 1 card, #61 Barney; PSA EX 5: 1 card, #226 Snider. Ungraded Cards - include #'s 11 Boudreau (EX), 26 Kell (VG/EX), 27 Feller (EX), 33 Spahn (EX), 82 Page (EX/MT), 110 Wynn (GD). Grades 48% NM to NM/MT, 45% EX to EX/MT, 7% VG to VG/EX (some lesser, with about 5 trimmed/miscut). SMR value exceeds $20,000.

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    October, 2009
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