1953 Bowman Color

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.425

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% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Charles Merkel 100.00%9.00 9.85 09.85
2 The Tull Collection 100.00%8.97 9.83 09.83
3 John Branca Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.98 9.83 09.83
4 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%8.94
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.944
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.944
9.76
09.76
5 Andrew Kaplan 96.25%8.78
Retired on 6/30/2005
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.781
% Complete 96.25%
Set Rating 8.445
9.48
09.11
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Charles Merkel 100.00%9.00 9.85 09.85
2 The Tull Collection 100.00%8.97 9.83 09.83
3 John Branca Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.98 9.83 09.83
4 Allan R King Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.03 8.06 08.06
5 mccordcf 100.00%8.00 8.00 08.00
6 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.98 7.98 07.98
7 Mets-71 98.75%8.05 8.06 07.97
8 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.65 7.65 07.65
9 MavFanIngle Click to Contact Owner 93.75%8.00 8.01 07.34
10 LStone4951's 1953 Bowman Color Set (H&S) 100.00%7.30 7.30 07.30
11 Gordo Bowman 1953 Color Collection 99.38%7.16 7.16 07.12
12 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 96.25%7.42 7.45 07.02
13 ddragoli 82.50%7.91 7.97 06.80
14 Webster 100.00%6.68 6.68 06.68
15 scott9896 100.00%6.36 6.36 06.36
16 Alajacket53Color Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.26 6.26 06.26
17 rosie's BC's Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.20 6.20 06.20
18 Terry 100.00%6.08 6.08 06.08
19 JMDVM Click to Contact Owner 86.25%6.94 6.94 05.89
20 Tim V's 1953's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%5.83 5.83 05.83
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