1951 Bowman

Number of Required Items: 324
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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.374

In being the set to first introduce Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays to the collecting hobby, the 1951 Bowman set established its place in sportscard history. Needless to say, these two cards are among the most desirable items on many serious collector's want lists. Another prized rookie card from this issue is that of Whitey Ford, which also has the distinction of being the first card in the set. Other notables include Ted Williams, Yogi Berra, and Nellie Fox (rookie card). To read an in-depth article, click here.

All-Time Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Charles M. Merkel 100.00%9.07 10.01 10.01
2 The Tull Collection 100.00%9.17 9.93 09.93
3 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection Set II 100.00%8.95
Retired on 12/26/2015
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 9.731
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.731
9.73
09.73
4 Rick Millsap 100.00%8.90
Retired on 7/6/2012
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 8.903
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.903
9.59
09.59
5 John Branca 100.00%8.85
Retired on 3/1/2005
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.855
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.855
9.55
09.55
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Charles M. Merkel 100.00%9.07 10.01 10.01
2 The Tull Collection 100.00%9.17 9.93 09.93
3 GregJ99 100.00%8.68 9.19 09.19
4 Vintage Corvette - 1951 Bowman 100.00%8.32 8.56 08.56
5 The Schloss Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 83.02%8.92 9.75 07.87
6 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.81 7.81 07.81
7 LStone4951's 1951 Bowman Baseball Set 99.38%8.04 8.06 07.79
8 Jim's 1951 Bowman Set 100.00%7.74 7.76 07.76
9 Paula & Brian Bowman Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.07%8.09 8.09 07.70
10 The Draxler Collection Click to Contact Owner 96.60%8.00 8.00 07.52
11 Mets-71 95.68%8.04 8.06 07.41
12 Juicy The Dog 100.00%7.19 7.28 07.28
13 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.28 7.28 07.28
14 bobkhalil23 98.77%7.73 7.73 07.26
15 Michael's Collection Click to Contact Owner 99.07%7.33 7.33 06.98
16 Senator 51 Bowman 100.00%6.81 6.81 06.81
17 Stan's 1951 Bowman Set Click to Contact Owner 98.15%7.17 7.17 06.69
18 rosie's 51B's Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.63 6.63 06.63
19 Duane's 51 set Click to Contact Owner 81.17%7.73 7.79 06.44
20 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 97.22%6.58 6.58 06.28
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