1951 Bowman Baseball Set with Mantle Rookie PSA 5
One of the best sets of the ‘50s. Complete at 324 cards. Set includes a crucial pair of Hall of Fame rookie cards, Mays & Mantle, and many other Hall of Famers. Conservatively grades at 10% EX-MT, 70% EX to EX+, and 20% VG to VG-EX. The high numbers are slightly nicer than the low number series. The key card in the set is the rookie card of one of baseball’s most loved players of all time, Mickey Mantle. This solid example features a bright image of Mantle with almost perfect centering. We had it professionally graded a PSA 5 (EX). The other key cards to the set are #1 Whitey Ford rookie (VG), 2 Berra (Good), 26 Rizzuto (VG-EX, light paper wrinkles), 30 Feller (VG-EX, light wrinkle), 31 Campanella (VG+, creased across the back), 32 Snider (VG-EX), 80 Reese (VG), 165 Ted Williams (VG-EX+), 198 Irvin rookie (EX), 232 Fox rookie (VG-EX+), 305 Willie Mays rookie (EX, o/c), 306 Peirsall rookie (EX-MT, o/c). With a few upgrades of some of the stars, this set could average a solid EX to EX+.