1952 Bowman Large

Number of Required Items: 144
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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.118

Often compared to 1952 Topps Baseball by football card enthusiasts, this set possesses all of the elements that make up a classic sportscard issue: beauty, rarity, notoriety, and high demand. Centering is the key to this set, as it almost seems to be the norm to find these cards with poor framing. Also, like their 1948 issue, the single prints of this issue have been the proverbial thorn in the side of many a collector, and often make up the most prized cards in the set in PSA 8 condition. Among them: Norm Van Brocklin (card # 1), #27 Miller, #36 Hancock, #45 Van Buren, #72 Schweder and most notorious of all, #144 Lansford. Finally, the rookie cards of Frank Gifford and Ollie Matson top off this winner of a set. To read an in-depth article, click here. To read a second article click here.

All-Time Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Paul Kaufman 100.00%8.11
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.591
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.591
8.59
08.59
2 Short Print Nightmare Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.13 8.49 08.49
3 palacejester Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.08 8.48 08.48
4 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.90 8.18 08.18
5 Mile High Card Company 100.00%7.72
Retired on 11/7/2008
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 7.717
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.717
7.98
07.98
6 Barrister 100.00%7.65
Retired on 6/7/2013
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 7.646
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.646
7.81
07.81
7 JB's-'52 BL's 100.00%7.33
Retired on 9/27/2006
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 7.330
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.330
7.51
07.51
8 Topknot44 '52 Bowman LG Football Click to Contact Owner 98.61%7.49 7.69 07.45
9 Fabfranks 1952 Bowman Large Football Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.29 7.39 07.39
10 The Kenyon Collection 100.00%7.07
Retired on 8/9/2011
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 7.066
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.066
7.14
07.14
11 Dave Lemon 100.00%7.03
Retired on 7/30/2005
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 7.025
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.025
7.14
07.14
12 Oliver Barry's Bowman Large Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.01 7.06 07.06
13 David Hall 97.22%7.25
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 13
Weighted GPA 7.493
% Complete 97.22%
Set Rating 6.975
7.49
06.97
14 52 Bowman Large 90.97%8.15
Retired on 11/13/2013
Rank 12
Weighted GPA 8.578
% Complete 90.97%
Set Rating 6.932
8.58
06.93
15 JMDVM Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%6.91 6.93 06.93
16 JRM 1952 Bowman Large Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.83 6.83 06.83
17 Cardscanner Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%6.66 6.66 06.66
18 Ross Greene Click to Contact Owner 97.92%6.91 6.92 06.62
19 JT's 52 Bowman Large Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%6.45 6.47 06.47
20 skittles Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%6.36 6.38 06.38
21 Oldarch 99.31%6.38
Retired on 2/19/2003
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 6.379
% Complete 99.31%
Set Rating 6.239
6.40
06.26
22 JB's '52 BL Too 97.22%6.54
Retired on 10/6/2008
Rank 15
Weighted GPA 6.536
% Complete 97.22%
Set Rating 6.063
6.57
06.09
23 Ross Greene #2 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.71 5.71 05.71
24 Mastro Auctions 99.31%5.71
Retired on 5/21/2008
Rank 15
Weighted GPA 5.714
% Complete 99.31%
Set Rating 5.588
5.72
05.59
25 AlanS Click to Contact Owner 81.25%5.76 5.76 05.27
26 mattyyy2002 96.53%5.16 5.16 04.77
27 drumlock Click to Contact Owner 85.42%6.16 6.18 04.49
28 1969cubfan 56.94%5.78 5.78 04.05
29 Doug's Bowman Large cards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 81.25%5.70 5.70 04.01
30 Greenemonster 3 Click to Contact Owner 81.25%4.74 4.74 03.99
31 Another Fine Set 94.44%4.42
Retired on 3/25/2004
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 4.420
% Complete 94.44%
Set Rating 3.808
4.42
03.81
32 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 77.78%5.32 5.33 03.77
33 Bowmancollector's 1952 bowman large collection Click to Contact Owner 88.89%4.87 4.87 03.75
34 The Hawkeye Collection Click to view Set Images 42.36%7.96 8.08 03.05
35 BERT'S 1952 BOWMAN FOOTBALL LARGE Click to Contact Owner 75.69%5.38 5.38 02.94
36 wise otherwise 12.50%6.04 6.04 00.97
37 Howards201 Bowman Large Set Click to Contact Owner 32.64%5.42 5.42 00.94
38 Jeannie 1952 Bowman Large Football Click to Contact Owner 15.28%6.00 6.00 00.74
39 Pacdac 18.75%5.10 5.10 00.69
40 J's '52 Bowman Large set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.17%8.00 8.00 00.53
41 Peltz22 Collection Click to Contact Owner 12.50%6.33 6.33 00.42
42 Woody's Best Click to Contact Owner 12.50%6.60 6.60 00.42
43 Fleur-de-lis: The Modest Collection Click to Contact Owner 7.64%4.53 4.53 00.27
44 johnuvm83 6.94%6.33 6.33 00.24
45 Geo3 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.47%5.44 5.44 00.15
46 shuffman Click to Contact Owner 1.39%4.50 4.50 00.03
47 mrbpete13 Click to Contact Owner 0.69%6.00 6.00 00.02