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    1948 Bowman Stan Musial #36 PSA Gem Mint 10. When the Bowman Gum company launched its inaugural issue just three years after the close of World War II combat, the technology at work in printing their cards and cutting them from the sheets was antiquated at best. Printing errors, miscuts and general defects were the rule rather than the exception, leaving only a small percentage of the cards issued in the running for Gem Mint status from the moment of conception. Then we must consider how few of that already slim population survived to see the twenty-first century in any decent state of wear whatsoever, much less those that traveled the decades entirely unscathed. Perhaps the PSA population report could shed a bit of light--of the 5,835 cards submitted from the 1948 Bowman set as of the time of this writing, just thirteen have found a home in a Gem Mint 10 slab. And the figure for Stan Musial, the most valuable card in the set of forty-eight by a wide margin, is one. And so, for the most sophisticated of collectors, we offer the finest possible specimen of the key card from the first great post-war baseball issue. As such, the significance of this singularly perfect card could not possibly be overstated, and its ownership places the lucky high bidder among the top elite of the hobby.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $60,000 - up.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2005
    14th Saturday
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