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
6 Durhon Oldham '51 Bowman Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.66 08.66
7 memorylaneinc 99.38% 8.90 08.60
8 Vintage Corvette - 1951 Bowman 100.00% 8.30 08.30
9 drdutch Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.27 08.27
10 Earl Of Mint 1951 Bowman 100.00%
Retired on 7/3/2014
Rank 10
Weighted GPA 8.154
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.154
8.15
08.15
11 David Vargha Click to view Set Images 99.69%
Retired on 8/15/2002
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.127
% Complete 99.69%
Set Rating 8.113
8.13
08.11
12 Marshall Fogel Click to view Set Images 100.00% 8.10 08.10
13 Johnny's 1951 Bowman 100.00%
Retired on 5/21/2008
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.066
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.066
8.07
08.07
14 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.00 08.00
15 dglickfield 100.00%
Retired on 4/18/2013
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 7.997
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.997
8.00
08.00
16 David Hall 99.38%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 16
Weighted GPA 8.011
% Complete 99.38%
Set Rating 7.933
8.01
07.93
17 Old Man 95.68%
Retired on 3/9/2006
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.257
% Complete 95.68%
Set Rating 7.835
8.26
07.84
18 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.76 07.76
19 Joe N.'s '51 Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 11/18/2008
Rank 12
Weighted GPA 7.665
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.665
7.67
07.67
20 The Steve Soloway Collection 100.00%
Retired on 8/11/2011
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 7.578
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.578
7.58
07.58
21 Mets-71 96.60% 8.02 07.38
22 Steve's Excellent 1951 Bowman Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 12/7/2010
Rank 15
Weighted GPA 7.357
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.357
7.36
07.36
23 robthepublic Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 96.30% 8.07 07.36
24 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.28 07.28
25 SportsCards Plus/Krattinger Set - Nov. 20th, 2003 98.77%
Retired on 11/5/2003
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 7.308
% Complete 98.77%
Set Rating 7.180
7.31
07.18
26 John's 1951 Bowman Set 99.69%
Retired on 7/16/2013
Rank 21
Weighted GPA 7.097
% Complete 99.69%
Set Rating 6.972
7.10
06.97
27 Michael's Collection Click to Contact Owner 99.07% 7.32 06.97
28 1951 Bowman Set 100.00%
Retired on 2/8/2005
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 6.952
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.952
6.95
06.95
29 The Draxler Collection Click to Contact Owner 89.51% 7.98 06.82
30 Juicy The Dog 100.00% 6.73 06.73
31 memorylaneinc 99.38%
Retired on 1/4/2010
Rank 19
Weighted GPA 6.893
% Complete 99.38%
Set Rating 6.663
6.89
06.66
32 Stan's 1951 Bowman Set Click to Contact Owner 97.53% 7.12 06.54
33 The Schloss Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 73.77% 8.93 06.38
34 rosie's 51B's 99.38% 6.36 06.33
35 ddhhpscpsa Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 6.33 06.33
36 Babethegreat755 91.67%
Retired on 4/17/2014
Rank 31
Weighted GPA 7.311
% Complete 91.67%
Set Rating 6.326
7.31
06.33
37 Duane's 51 set Click to Contact Owner 78.40% 7.70 06.23
38 bobkhalil23 82.72% 7.52 06.08
39 Willie's 51 Bowman Click to Contact Owner 99.38% 6.13 05.92
40 Kevin's 1951 Bowman Baseball 98.77% 6.11 05.85
41 MMM's Collection 98.15%
Retired on 7/29/2010
Rank 24
Weighted GPA 5.782
% Complete 98.15%
Set Rating 5.639
5.78
05.64
42 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 83.02% 6.38 05.23
43 KentW Click to Contact Owner 73.15% 7.92 05.03
44 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 65.12% 8.06 04.91
45 Vintage Corvette - 1951 Bowman #2 67.59% 8.00 04.44
46 MDC Collection Click to Contact Owner 67.90% 7.52 04.40
47 April 2011 SCP Auctions Set 97.22%
Retired on 6/8/2011
Rank 32
Weighted GPA 4.365
% Complete 97.22%
Set Rating 4.246
4.36
04.25
48 Jeannie's 1951 Bowman Baseball Click to Contact Owner 66.36% 6.57 03.48
49 The Dayton Collection - 1951 Bowman Click to Contact Owner 42.28% 6.75 02.47
50 terrys 1951 Bowman Click to Contact Owner 44.14% 5.13 02.40
51 707 Sportscards -LTD - 1951 Bowman The Best Issue ! Click to Contact Owner 34.88% 5.51 02.19
52 NNS Collection 28.40% 8.11 01.88
53 lafitte Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 21.91% 5.98 01.60
54 wilsonjc08 38.89% 4.70 01.51
55 Baseball77 38.27% 4.02 01.38
56 Mims Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 24.07% 7.98 01.30
57 RMs 1951 Bowman BB 20.37% 6.82 01.27
58 ddhhpscpsa (2) Click to Contact Owner 20.37% 4.42 01.17
59 boberobinson Click to Contact Owner 35.49% 4.00 01.05
60 Andoga's World of 1951 Bowman 23.77% 6.45 00.98
61 Joseph J Lawlor Click to Contact Owner 15.43% 6.79 00.95
62 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 19.14% 5.37 00.70
63 Barrefrank 5.86% 7.67 00.65
64 gjacobs 10.80% 4.83 00.64
65 facebook_1951_bowman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 11.73% 5.10 00.57
66 Geo3 51 Bowman Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 9.26% 6.35 00.56
67 rickalaska - 1951 Bowman Baseball 10.80% 6.36 00.53
68 WIBadger70 Click to Contact Owner 8.02% 7.06 00.50
69 Tory's 1951 Bowman Baseball Set 12.65% 4.10 00.45
70 mc8200 4.32% 7.17 00.33
71 JSteveC19 Click to view Set Images 1.23% 7.00 00.33
72 Steve's 1951 Bowman Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 1.23% 8.00 00.31
73 B & T 6.79% 7.00 00.31
74 UncleBucko Click to Contact Owner 2.78% 4.65 00.28
75 cafewhaa 6.79% 4.32 00.25
76 JD's 1951 Bowman baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 0.62% 7.20 00.19
77 ALM, Jr. 1951 Bowman Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.01% 7.41 00.19
78 NM51BBB 3.70% 5.28 00.18
79 boberobinson (2) Click to Contact Owner 10.19% 2.73 00.16
80 Rube's Folly Click to view Set Images 3.09% 4.53 00.13
81 beedabee1 0.62% 6.00 00.13
82 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 1.23% 6.48 00.12
83 RJSokol's 1951 Bowman Set Click to view Set Images 0.31% 6.00 00.07
84 mikefromct 1951 Bowman Baseball 0.93% 5.00 00.07
85 Jonny76 1.23% 5.36 00.05
86 boberobinson (3) Click to Contact Owner 3.09% 2.90 00.05
87 heidelberg 1.54% 5.60 00.05
88 chuckyb77 0.93% 5.67 00.04
89 gjacobs (2) 0.31% 4.00 00.04
90 Fleur-de-lis: The Modest Collection 0.93% 4.50 00.04
91 thehistoryman 0.93% 7.00 00.04
92 RCM Vintage Collection - 1951 Bowman Baseball Set 0.31% 7.00 00.03
93 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.31% 7.00 00.01
94 boberobinson (4) Click to Contact Owner 0.31% 2.00 00.00