1951 Bowman

Number of Required Items : 324

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.317

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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% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 The Tull Collection 100.00% 9.19 09.19
2 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 9.079
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.079
9.08
09.08
3 Charles M. Merkel 100.00% 9.06 09.06
4 Rick Millsap 100.00%
Retired on 7/6/2012
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 8.903
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.903
8.90
08.90
5 John Branca 100.00%
Retired on 3/1/2005
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.855
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.855
8.85
08.85
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 The Tull Collection 100.00% 9.19 09.19
2 Charles M. Merkel 100.00% 9.06 09.06
3 Durhon Oldham '51 Bowman Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.66 08.66
4 memorylaneinc 99.38% 8.89 08.60
5 Vintage Corvette - 1951 Bowman 100.00% 8.30 08.30
6 drdutch Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.25 08.25
7 Marshall Fogel Click to view Set Images 100.00% 8.10 08.10
8 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.00 08.00
9 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.76 07.76
10 Mets-71 96.60% 8.02 07.38
11 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.28 07.28
12 robthepublic Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 95.37% 8.07 07.26
13 Michael's Collection Click to Contact Owner 99.07% 7.32 06.97
14 The Draxler Collection Click to Contact Owner 89.51% 7.98 06.82
15 Juicy The Dog 100.00% 6.72 06.72
16 Stan's 1951 Bowman Set Click to Contact Owner 97.53% 7.12 06.54
17 The Schloss Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 73.77% 8.93 06.38
18 rosie's 51B's 99.38% 6.35 06.33
19 Duane's 51 set Click to Contact Owner 78.40% 7.70 06.23
20 bobkhalil23 82.72% 7.52 06.08
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