1949 Bowman Complete High Grade Master Set of (324) with All Variations and (22) PSA Graded
Offered is an extremely difficult Master set to complete. The 1949 Bowman baseball set includes a run of low number (1-72) cards which come in the standard gray or also white backs. In addition, there are 12 cards with name variations, either on front or back. These name variations are often seen and are usually added to the 240 card regular set to create a 252 card Master set. However, this Master set should be called the "Ultimate Master" set since it also includes all the white back variations from the first series for a total of 324 cards. What this indicates is there are two cards of each number up to 72, meaning there are two (2) Jackie Robinson rookies, two (2) Robin Roberts rookies and two of every other card in the two low numbers series. This set is in incredible condition, with most of the very difficult high numbers having sharp corners, most at Near Mint levels or above. Many of the key high numbers have been graded, as are the other keys. A total of 22 cards (submitted by Leland's) have been graded by PSA.
As PSA tends to grade with a very critical eye, we feel there are re-submission opportunities and plenty of high grade commons (especially the sharp high numbers) worthy of third-party grading. We feel the Jackie Robinson WB Rookie Card (graded a PSA 7) is particularly attractive considering it is dead centered with sharp corners.
Includes: Graded Cards – PSA NM-MT+ 8.5: 2 cards w/#220 Dobernic and 232 McQuinn. PSA NM-MT 8: 4 cards w/#191 Haynes, 202 Jansen, 205 Sisler and 227 Ostermueller. PSA NM+ 7.5: 1 card, #98 Rizzuto NNOF. PSA NM 7: 7 cards w/#46 Roberts RC (WB), 50 Robinson RC (WB), 110 Wynn, 189 Wooten, 214 Ashburn RC, 215 Higbe and 233 Doby RC. PSA EX-MT 6: 3 cards w/#24 Musial (WB), 84 Campanella RC and 226 Snider RC. PSA EX+ 5.5: 1 card, #224 Paige RC. PSA EX 5: 4 cards w/#24 Musial (GB), 50 Robinson RC (GB), 60 Berra (WB) and 238 Lemon RC. PSA Altered: 2 cards w/#98 Rizzuto/NOF (EX/MT) and 228 Mayo (NM+).
Ungraded Cards - 1 Bickford (EX/MT), 11 Boudreau (EX), 23 Doerr (NM), 26 Kell (VG/EX), 27 Feller (EX/MT), 29 Kiner (NM), 33 Spahn (EX/MT), 36 Reese (VG), 46 Roberts RC (EX), 60 Berra (EX), 65 Slaughter (EX+), 70 Furillo (NM), 85 Mize/NNOF (EX/MT+), 85 Mize/NOF (NM), 100 Hodges (EX/MT+), 111 Schoendienst (NM), 114 Reynolds (NM), 162 Roe (EX), 175 Appling (EX/MT), 185 Reiser (NM), 194 Branca (EX/MT+), 209 Keller (NM), 210 Gordon (NM), 225 Coleman (EX), 229 Lopat (NM/MT) and 240 Young (VG/EX).
White Backs - 1 Bickford (NM), 11 Boudreau (NM), 23 Doerr (EX), 26 Kell (EX/MT), 27 Feller (VG), 29 Kiner (EX/MT), 33 Spahn (VG), 36 Reese (VG/EX), 65 Slaughter (VG/EX), 70 Furillo (EX/MT).
This set grades overall at 50% NM to NM/MT, 35% EX to EX/MT, 15% VG to VG/EX.