Love of the Game Spring, 2014 Auction - Closes Saturday, May 31, 2014
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 A very attractive and underrated set, the 1954 Bowman issue continues on with the large-format, full-color design featured in its 1953 issue, featuring a large, color image of each subject and a facsimile autograph superimposed over the card front, along with extensive biographical information on the reverse.  It's difficult to say why the issue is so underrated, given its beauty, but later-year Bowman sets tend to be overshadowed by their Topps counterparts.

Presented here is a large, partial collection representing 92% of the set, however, with several of the issue's keys missing, including the rare #66 Ted Williams.  Missing from the set include #65 Mickey Mantle, #66 Williams, #84 Doby, #89 Willie Mays, #122 Furrillo, #142 Brazle, #166 Consuegra, #170 Snider, #177 Ford, #179 Martin, #189 Jackson, #193 Robinson, #194 Hudson, #202 Shuba, #210 Piersall, #212 Friend, #217 Thompson, and #224 Bruton.

An overall condition breakdown would be as follows:  8% EX or better; 24% VG/EX; 44% VG; 19% G, 5% lesser, with the key cards grading as follows:  #1 Phil Rizzuto (PSA VG-EX+ 4.5); #15 Richie Ashburn (VG); #45 Ralph Kiner (G); #50 George Kell (VG/EX); #57 Hoyt Wilhelm (VG); #58 Pee Wee Reese (VG); #62 Enos Slaughter (G); #64 Eddie Mathews (G); #90 Roy Campanella (VG); #95 Robin Roberts (VG); #132 Bob Feller (VG); #161 Yogi Berra (G); #164 Early Wynn (VG/EX); #196 Bob Lemon (VG).  206 cards total.

1954 Bowman Baseball Partial Set (206/224)1954 Bowman Baseball Partial Set (206/224)
1954 Bowman Baseball Partial Set (206/224)
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Auction closed on Sunday, June 1, 2014.
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