1953 Bowman Color

Number of Required Items : 160

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.156

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This is landmark set of the first order, probably Bowman's response to Topp's smash hit of 1952. Many fans regard 1953 Bowman as a "Perfect" baseball card design: simple, uncluttered Kodachrome photography. Like the '52 Topps set, tremendous demand has caused prices for these cards to skyrocket in recent years. Most in demand: Stan Musial, Pee Wee Reese, Mickey Mantle, Bob Feller, Duke Snider, Yogi Berra, and Whitey Ford. To read an in-depth article, click here.

All-Time Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 John Branca Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.96 08.96
2 The Tull Collection 100.00% 8.95 08.95
3 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.944
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.944
8.94
08.94
4 Charles Merkel 95.63% 8.94 08.61
5 Andrew Kaplan 96.25%
Retired on 6/30/2005
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.781
% Complete 96.25%
Set Rating 8.445
8.78
08.44
6 Marshall Fogel 100.00% 8.15 08.15
7 L.R.'s 1953BC Vintage Set 100.00%
Retired on 6/8/2010
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 8.060
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.060
8.06
08.06
8 Allan R King Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.03 08.03
9 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.02 08.02
10 Phil Minard's - 1953 Bowman Color Set 100.00%
Retired on 1/23/2013
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 8.002
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.002
8.00
08.00
11 mccordcf 100.00% 7.99 07.99
12 Robert Edward Auctions 100.00%
Retired on 10/10/2006
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 7.976
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.976
7.98
07.98
12 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.98 07.98
14 Mets-71 96.25% 8.05 07.80
15 Memorylaneinc 95.00%
Retired on 12/15/2005
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 8.048
% Complete 95.00%
Set Rating 7.548
8.05
07.55
16 David Hall 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 16
Weighted GPA 7.469
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.469
7.47
07.47
17 Dave McDonald 1953 Bowman Color 98.75%
Retired on 9/27/2006
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 7.422
% Complete 98.75%
Set Rating 7.360
7.42
07.36
18 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.35 07.35
19 The Steve Soloway Collection 100.00%
Retired on 8/11/2011
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 7.023
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.023
7.02
07.02
20 DRS 100.00%
Retired on 12/6/2005
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 6.975
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.975
6.97
06.97
21 Webster 100.00% 6.68 06.68
22 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 93.13% 7.23 06.47
23 Gordo Bowman 1953 Color Collection 91.88% 6.85 06.33
24 scott9896 100.00% 6.33 06.33
25 rosie's BC's 100.00% 6.03 06.03
26 Alajacket53Color Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.00 06.00
27 troythegreek 100.00% 5.99 05.99
28 53BKid Color Set #2 100.00%
Retired on 5/22/2013
Rank 24
Weighted GPA 5.812
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.812
5.81
05.81
29 Umpire Ernie Brown's Retirement Account Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.49 05.49
30 Wichita Click to Contact Owner 91.25% 6.29 05.39
31 GenF Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.37 05.37
32 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 66.25% 8.14 05.34
33 The Card Dog 1953 Bowman Color 100.00%
Retired on 12/12/2008
Rank 23
Weighted GPA 5.330
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.330
5.33
05.33
34 Mid Grade Colors 92.50%
Retired on 8/1/2005
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 5.784
% Complete 92.50%
Set Rating 5.313
5.78
05.31
35 JMDVM Click to Contact Owner 80.00% 6.93 05.18
36 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 90.00% 5.44 05.16
37 Pretty Penny Collection Click to Contact Owner 75.63% 8.03 05.09
38 MavFanIngle Click to Contact Owner 58.13% 7.64 04.82
39 terrys 1953 bowman Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 4.77 04.77
40 Bowman's Best Click to Contact Owner 96.88% 5.04 04.74
41 hasher08 Click to Contact Owner 89.38% 5.35 04.32
42 Jim's 53 Bowman Color Beauties Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 68.75% 7.52 04.30
43 Aesthetic Leader 96.88%
Retired on 1/18/2010
Rank 27
Weighted GPA 4.629
% Complete 96.88%
Set Rating 4.236
4.63
04.24
44 Rebel Sportscards 65.63% 7.00 03.56
45 Rob's 53 Bowman Color Click to view Set Images 66.25% 5.31 03.49
46 the_duke_of_mint 48.75% 8.16 03.45
47 fiveniner Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 4/27/2012
Rank 39
Weighted GPA 3.332
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 3.332
3.33
03.33
48 mrbud60 53.75% 5.71 03.19
49 Tom's 1953 Bowman Baseball Click to Contact Owner 56.25% 5.09 02.46
50 Puppy Power's 53 Bowman Color Click to Contact Owner 35.63% 6.27 02.18
51 vintagekards 46.25% 5.45 02.09
52 Bassett-Adams 1953 Bowman Color Click to Contact Owner 51.88% 3.91 01.96
53 Hwood712 28.75% 6.16 01.71
54 mattyyy2002 38.13% 4.97 01.68
55 whodeyalltheway 30.63% 5.00 01.54
56 Pacdac 43.75% 4.90 01.52
57 RFM'S 1953 Color Click to Contact Owner 13.75% 4.92 01.48
58 UncleBucko Click to Contact Owner 27.50% 6.40 01.27
59 frank741 Click to view Set Images 19.38% 7.97 01.27
60 MDC Collection Click to Contact Owner 25.63% 7.75 01.18
61 Namor Industries - 1953 Bowman Color 19.38% 5.58 00.96
62 farfar's 1953 Bowman color Click to Contact Owner 24.38% 5.69 00.90
63 PSA Baseball 10.00% 6.77 00.86
64 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 12.50% 6.68 00.86
65 JJ's Tuition 11.88% 8.17 00.85
66 Nick Mathys 15.63% 3.98 00.82
67 gjacobs 13.13% 3.70 00.77
68 Padre's Beautiful Bowmans of 53 11.88% 6.00 00.76
69 Golfnut500 Click to Contact Owner 17.50% 7.02 00.70
70 sjgolfer Click to Contact Owner 28.13% 4.68 00.69
71 HardEight2013 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 12.50% 6.06 00.66
72 billrac53bwc 12.50% 3.88 00.64
73 boyd_wilson Click to Contact Owner 15.00% 4.68 00.64
74 ponychaser 13.13% 7.90 00.59
75 RMs 1953 Bowman BB 13.13% 6.48 00.57
76 allenmnj 10.00% 5.45 00.56
77 JD's 1953 Bowman Color Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 2.50% 8.05 00.50
78 Heck55's - 1953 - Bowman Baseball Click to Contact Owner 10.00% 6.22 00.48
79 Brad's 1953 Bowman Color Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.63% 6.43 00.45
80 Michael Disfarmer's 1953 Bowman Color Pirates Click to Contact Owner 13.75% 4.51 00.44
81 royler43 1.88% 4.15 00.20
82 NM53BBB 7.50% 4.84 00.19
83 Bob's 1953 Bowman Color Baseball Set 4.38% 3.30 00.18
84 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.63% 7.00 00.04
85 dchangster 0.63% 5.00 00.02
86 daveb257 1.25% 1.44 00.02