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    1954 Bowman Baseball Uncut Panel With Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams. The hobby is filled with famous cards. Of the modern era, card #66 from the 1954 Bowman series featured baseball legend Ted Williams. The problem was Teddy Ballgame was under contract with Topps and was pulled early in the production process creating a now classic scarcity and made Jimmy Piersall the unlikely choice for having two cards in the same series, an honor reserved to the games' finest. Cards were supposed to be pulled from circulation but enough are known to suggest a sampling made their way into 1- and 5-cents wax packs. A well-known story comes from veteran hobbyist Larry Fritsch who said he opened a 5-cent pack in the spring of 1954 where all five cards were of "The Splendid Splinter!" It is stories like this that inspire us to collect.

    Offered is a rarity that has not seen the auction circuit since the famous 1980's Sotheby auction - this four-card uncut panel feature Don Mueller, Junior Gilliam, Mickey Mantle and the famous Ted Williams card #66. The 5" x 7-1/2" panel is fully printed front and back. They are same cards sorted and inserted into packs and not some printer's scrap or discard due to some misprint. The front is a glowing quartet of color complemented by frosted white borders. The reverse matches the same quality as the obverse and there are no other condition elements to report. Presents Near-Mint and a fantastic conversation piece for the baseball fan and a must have for the '54 Bowman specialist.


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    May, 2016
    12th-14th Thursday-Saturday
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