1953 Bowman Color

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.419

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 The Tull Collection 100.00%8.98 9.86 09.86
2 Charles Merkel 100.00%9.00 9.84 09.84
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 The Tull Collection 100.00%8.98 9.86 09.86
2 Charles Merkel 100.00%9.00 9.84 09.84
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 98.13%8.05 8.06 07.95
8 LStone4951's 1953 Bowman Color Set (H&S) 100.00%7.72 7.72 07.72
9 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.65 7.66 07.66
10 MavFanIngle Click to Contact Owner 95.00%8.02 8.05 07.48
11 ddragoli 88.75%7.93 7.99 07.28
12 Gordo Bowman 1953 Color Collection 99.38%7.16 7.16 07.12
13 frank741 99.38%7.09 7.09 07.08
14 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 96.25%7.42 7.45 07.02
15 Webster 100.00%6.68 6.68 06.68
16 scott9896 100.00%6.36 6.36 06.36
17 Alajacket53Color Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.27 6.27 06.27
18 rosie's BC's Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.20 6.20 06.20
19 Terry 100.00%6.08 6.08 06.08
20 JMDVM Click to Contact Owner 86.25%6.94 6.94 05.89
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