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One of the postwar era's first mainstream sets, the 1948 Bowman Baseball issue is admired by vintage collectors today, as it bridges the prewar and postwar gap nicely, with a simple design and outstanding player selection.  The 48-card issue features a close-up photo of the subject, backed with player biographical information and an ad for Blony Bubble Gum.  Despite being a relatively small set, it remains a collecting challenge due to a difficult high-number series, twelve tough single-printed cards, and the rookie cards of Hall of Famers Ralph Kiner, Yogi Berra, Warren Spahn, Red Schoendienst and Stan Musial, plus a number of other stars.

Presented here is an attractive, clean complete PSA-graded set.  With an overall weighted GPA of 5.487, the set ranks #23 on PSA's Current Finest registry, within striking range of #22 by a few hundredths of a point.  Just two cards - the rookie cards of Hall of Famers Stan Musial and Yogi Berra - grade below the EX level.  A complete breakdown of the set by grade is as follows:

PSA NM-MT 8 (1 card): #5 (Feller); PSA NM 7 (6 cards): 27, 28, 37, 39, 46, 47; PSA EX-MT+ 6.5 (1 card): 10; PSA EX-MT 6 (14 cards): #1, 3, 7, 11, 14, 16, 17 (Slaughter), 23, 25, 26, 31, 33, 39 (Schoendienst), 42; PSA EX+ 5.5 (2 cards): #32, 43; PSA EX 5 (22 cards): #2, 4 (Mize), 8 (Rizzuto), 9, 12, 13, 15, 18 (Spahn), 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 29, 30, 35, 40, 41, 44 (PSA 7 OC), 45, 48; PSA VG-EX 9 (2 cards): #6 (Berra), #36 (Musial).  A clean, outstanding, high-ranking PSA set.  48 cards total.

1948 Bowman Complete Set (48) - #25 on the PSA Set Registry!1948 Bowman Complete Set (48) - #25 on the PSA Set Registry!1948 Bowman Complete Set (48) - #25 on the PSA Set Registry!1948 Bowman Complete Set (48) - #25 on the PSA Set Registry!1948 Bowman Complete Set (48) - #25 on the PSA Set Registry!1948 Bowman Complete Set (48) - #25 on the PSA Set Registry!1948 Bowman Complete Set (48) - #25 on the PSA Set Registry!1948 Bowman Complete Set (48) - #25 on the PSA Set Registry!
1948 Bowman Complete Set (48) - #25 on the PSA Set Registry!
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,383
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Sunday, April 2, 2017.
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