1953 Bowman 1953 Bowman Baseball Color Complete Set
FAIR - 1.5
The 1953 Bowman complete set consists of 160 cards. This card set was Bowman's response to the 1952 Topps set and many consider this to be the best looking set in modern times.
The card fronts focus only on a large color player photograph. The card backs feature player statistics, a short player biography, as well as statistics. This set also contains the first (and possibly the best) "action photo" for a baseball set - card #33 Pee Wee Reese.
The cards in this set vary in grade from Poor up to Very Good, but the vast majority grade Poor to Fair. Most of the cards exhibit significant wear, ie. creases, rounded corners, tape, etc. However, the wear does make this set extremely affordable. The 1953 Bowman Color set has a book value of $16,000 dollars in Near Mint condition. This lower grade set is available for a fraction of that price
For the size of the set it is loaded with hall of famers and stars including: Phil Rizzuto, Richie Ashburn, Nellie Fox, Stan Musial, Pee Wee Reese, Minnie Minoso, Larry Doby, Yogi Berra, Roy Campanella, Leo Durocher, Mickey Mantle, Ted Kluszewski, Robin Roberts, Enos Slaughter, Gil Hodges, Eddie Mathews, Warren Spahn, Red Schoendienst, Bob Feller, Eddie Yost, Duke Snider, Billy Martin, Whitey Lockman, Early Wynn, Joe Adcock and Whitey Ford.
The high dollar cards in the set grade as follows:
#32 Musial: Good
#33 Reese: Fair
#59 Mantle: Poor
#114 Feller: Good
#117 Snider: Very Good
#118 Martin: Poor
#121 Berra: Good
#153 Ford: Good
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