1951 Bowman

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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
6 1951 Bowman Set #2 100.00%8.68
Retired on 8/20/2015
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 9.191
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.191
9.19
09.19
6 GregJ99 100.00%8.68 9.19 09.19
8 Durhon Oldham '51 Bowman Set 100.00%8.66
Retired on 6/8/2015
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.660
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.660
9.17
09.17
9 Vintage Corvette - 1951 Bowman 100.00%8.32 8.56 08.56
10 Drdutch Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%8.30
Retired on 4/30/2015
Rank 10
Weighted GPA 8.518
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.518
8.52
08.52
11 Earl Of Mint 1951 Bowman 100.00%8.15
Retired on 7/3/2014
Rank 10
Weighted GPA 8.154
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.154
8.25
08.25
12 David Vargha Click to view Set Images 99.69%8.13
Retired on 8/15/2002
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.127
% Complete 99.69%
Set Rating 8.113
8.24
08.22
13 Johnny's 1951 Bowman 100.00%8.07
Retired on 5/21/2008
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.066
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.066
8.11
08.11
14 David Hall 99.38%8.01
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 8.165
% Complete 99.38%
Set Rating 8.086
8.17
08.09
15 Old Man 95.68%8.26
Retired on 3/9/2006
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.257
% Complete 95.68%
Set Rating 7.835
8.45
08.02
16 The Crandell Collection 100.00%8.00
Retired on 7/14/2016
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 8.004
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.004
8.00
08.00
17 dglickfield 100.00%8.00
Retired on 4/18/2013
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 7.997
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.997
8.00
08.00
18 The Schloss Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 83.02%8.92 9.75 07.87
19 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.81 7.81 07.81
20 LStone4951's 1951 Bowman Baseball Set 99.38%8.04 8.06 07.79
21 Jim's 1951 Bowman Set 100.00%7.74 7.76 07.76
22 Paula & Brian Bowman Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.07%8.09 8.09 07.70
23 Joe N.'s '51 Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%7.67
Retired on 11/18/2008
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 7.665
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.665
7.67
07.67
24 The Steve Soloway Collection 100.00%7.58
Retired on 8/11/2011
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 7.578
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.578
7.59
07.59
25 The Draxler Collection Click to Contact Owner 96.60%8.00 8.00 07.52
26 Mets-71 95.68%8.04 8.06 07.41
27 Steve's Excellent 1951 Bowman Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%7.36
Retired on 12/7/2010
Rank 15
Weighted GPA 7.357
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.357
7.36
07.36
28 Juicy The Dog 100.00%7.19 7.28 07.28
29 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.28 7.28 07.28
30 bobkhalil23 98.77%7.73 7.73 07.26
31 SportsCards Plus/Krattinger Set - Nov. 20th, 2003 98.77%7.31
Retired on 11/5/2003
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 7.308
% Complete 98.77%
Set Rating 7.180
7.31
07.18
32 Michael's Collection Click to Contact Owner 99.07%7.33 7.33 06.98
33 John's 1951 Bowman Set 99.69%7.10
Retired on 7/16/2013
Rank 21
Weighted GPA 7.097
% Complete 99.69%
Set Rating 6.972
7.10
06.97
34 1951 Bowman Set 100.00%6.95
Retired on 2/8/2005
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 6.952
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.952
6.95
06.95
35 Senator 51 Bowman 100.00%6.79 6.79 06.79
36 Stan's 1951 Bowman Set Click to Contact Owner 98.15%7.17 7.17 06.69
37 memorylaneinc 99.38%6.89
Retired on 1/4/2010
Rank 19
Weighted GPA 6.893
% Complete 99.38%
Set Rating 6.663
6.89
06.66
38 rosie's 51B's Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.63 6.63 06.63
39 Duane's 51 set Click to Contact Owner 81.17%7.73 7.79 06.44
40 Babethegreat755 91.67%7.31
Retired on 4/17/2014
Rank 31
Weighted GPA 7.311
% Complete 91.67%
Set Rating 6.326
7.31
06.33
41 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 97.22%6.58 6.58 06.28
42 Willie's 51 Bowman Click to Contact Owner 99.38%6.13 6.13 05.92
43 MMM's Collection 98.15%5.78
Retired on 7/29/2010
Rank 24
Weighted GPA 5.782
% Complete 98.15%
Set Rating 5.639
5.78
05.64
44 Brock Jackson 63.58%7.61 7.61 04.91
45 MDC Collection Click to Contact Owner 72.22%7.55 7.55 04.64
46 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 64.20%8.18 8.28 04.51
47 Vintage Corvette - 1951 Bowman #2 68.21%8.00 8.00 04.49
48 April 2011 SCP Auctions Set 97.22%4.36
Retired on 6/8/2011
Rank 32
Weighted GPA 4.365
% Complete 97.22%
Set Rating 4.246
4.36
04.25
49 Jeannie's 1951 Bowman Baseball Click to Contact Owner 66.67%6.59 6.59 03.53
50 NNS Collection 46.30%8.22 8.31 03.52
51 Comp Resource Group Collection Click to view Set Images 41.67%6.81 6.81 02.90
52 The Dayton Collection - 1951 Bowman Click to Contact Owner 46.91%6.85 6.86 02.79
53 707 Sportscards -LTD - 1951 Bowman The Best Issue ! Click to Contact Owner 39.20%5.99 5.99 02.50
54 Baseball77 62.65%4.11 4.11 02.43
55 Terry's 1951 Bowman Click to Contact Owner 44.14%5.13 5.13 02.40
56 Bob Olsen's 51 Bowman 34.57%5.05 5.05 02.26
57 Geo3 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 26.23%6.75 6.75 01.63
58 lafitte Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 21.91%5.98 5.98 01.60
59 wilsonjc08 38.89%4.70 4.70 01.51
60 The Mueller 1951 Bowman Baseball Colection 20.99%6.86 6.86 01.32
61 boberobinson Click to Contact Owner 35.49%4.00 4.00 01.05
62 ed201 14.20%5.10 5.10 00.98
63 Joseph J Lawlor Click to Contact Owner 15.43%6.79 6.79 00.95
64 gjacobs 15.43%4.85 4.85 00.86
65 Barrefrank 6.79%7.65 7.65 00.76
66 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 19.14%5.37 5.37 00.70
67 Rittarch 51 Bowman BB 12.96%5.99 5.99 00.65
68 facebook_1951_bowman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.49%5.12 5.12 00.48
69 Tory's 1951 Bowman Baseball Set 12.96%4.16 4.16 00.46
70 markpesce Click to Contact Owner 9.57%7.00 7.00 00.40
71 RICHARDASEIDL1 1.23%8.00 8.00 00.36
72 rickalaska - 1951 Bowman Baseball 5.25%6.23 6.23 00.29
73 RJSokol's 1951 Bowman Set Click to view Set Images 1.85%7.09 7.09 00.27
74 HOWARDS 1951 BOWMAN Click to Contact Owner 3.70%6.13 6.13 00.21
75 chuckyb77 4.32%6.03 6.03 00.18
76 boberobinson (2) Click to Contact Owner 10.19%2.73 2.73 00.16
77 dluhop51 Click to Contact Owner 2.78%7.13 7.13 00.15
78 JD's 1951 Bowman Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 0.62%7.00 7.00 00.14
79 Leiva Collection 1.54%7.00 7.00 00.12
80 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 1.85%6.55 6.55 00.12
81 natey777 0.62%8.00 8.00 00.11
82 Old_English_D Click to Contact Owner 0.62%8.00 8.00 00.10
83 RickInacio 1.23%4.63 4.63 00.07
84 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.62%7.00 7.00 00.02