Collect this complete high-grade 1951 Bowman Baseball Set, #8 on PSA Registry with a grade point average of 7.94. The set includes Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Whitey Ford rookie cards.
The set features every card graded by PSA. Two common cards, #28 and #280 are Graded PSA 6, all other cards in this set are graded either PSA Near Mint 7, or PSA 7.5 NM +, or PSA NM-MT 8, or PSA 8.5 NM-MT +, or PSA Mint 9!
Appropriately titled the "New York Rookies" on the PSA Registry with a ranking of 8 in the world and an amazing 7.94-grade point average.
The Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays Cards are both Pack Fresh PSA NM 7, and this set is loaded with PSA NM-Mt 8s and PSA Mint 9's. A complete Bowman 1951 Baseball Set in a similar high-grade condition is almost impossible to find since only 8 others exist, with none offered for sale in many years. Don’t wait many more years to locate another!
The 1951 Bowman Baseball Set Details:
This 1951 Baseball Card Set, is the largest in the Bowman run from 1948-1955 and features an impressive total of 324 cards --- each measuring approximately 2-1/16" by 3-1/8". In 1951, Bowman increased the card size compared to previous releases.
It has been widely speculated that the set was going to be complete at 252 cards --- just like the 1950 Bowman Set --- but they decided to add an additional series of 72 cards to the original production. These "High Numbers" are rarer and more highly coveted. Commons typically value at about twice the price of commons in the lower series.
The cards feature a nameplate on the front and a biographical reverse.
The High Numbers:
The 1951 Bowman Set features dozens of stars and Hall of Famers in the early part of the set, but the "High Number Series" is where it really shines. The final 72 cards in the set, numbered from #253 to #324 are much tougher to find. They also happen to feature the rookie cards of two of the greatest center fielders to ever lace up a pair of spikes. The Mickey Mantle (#253) and Willie Mays (#305) are the undisputed keys to the issue and are two of the mainstay cards within the hobby. However, Mantle and Mays aren't the only Hall of Fame rookie cards in the set.
The first card in the set is that of Edward “Whitey” Ford. This is Ford's rookie card and being the first card in the set, it is extremely condition sensitive. With less than 150 of the more than 1400 graded obtaining a PSA 7 Near Mint or better grade, it is one of the more difficult cards in the set to find in top grade.
Two additional Hall of Famers have their rookie cards in the set. Monte Irvin is featured on card #198 and Nellie Fox graces card #232.
A set featuring Mantle and Mays could probably stand on its own. But when you add in the rest of the star power that permeates this set, you can see why it's one of the most popular issues of all time.
Yogi Berra, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Warren Spahn, and Ted Williams are just a few of the names that kids were saving their pennies and hoping to find when they were busting open packs. But finding Phil Rizzuto, Bob Feller, Johnny Mize, Bob Lemon, Enos Slaughter, Robin Roberts, Larry Doby, Richie Ashburn, Bill Dickey, Al Lopez or even Casey Stengel would be a satisfying consolation.
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