1953 Bowman Color

Number of Required Items: 160
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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.274

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.

Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Charles Merkel 100.00%9.00 9.99 09.99
2 John Branca Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.98 9.94 09.94
3 The Tull Collection 100.00%8.98 9.71 09.71
4 Allan R King Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.03 8.06 08.06
5 mccordcf 100.00%8.00 8.01 08.01
6 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.98 7.99 07.99
7 Mets-71 98.13%8.05 8.07 07.95
8 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.65 7.65 07.65
9 LStone4951's 1953 Bowman Color Set (H&S) 100.00%7.51 7.52 07.52
10 MavFanIngle Click to Contact Owner 94.38%8.02 8.07 07.45
11 Gordo Bowman 1953 Color Collection 99.38%7.16 7.16 07.12
12 frank741 Click to view Set Images 98.75%7.13 7.13 07.05
13 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 96.25%7.42 7.45 07.02
14 ddragoli 84.38%7.91 7.97 06.92
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
21 Tim V's 1953's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%5.83 5.83 05.83
22 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.83 5.83 05.83
23 Senator 53 Bowman Color 100.00%5.53 5.53 05.53
24 Umpire Ernie Brown's Retirement Account Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.49 5.49 05.49
25 GenF Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.46 5.46 05.46
26 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 65.00%8.16 8.29 05.09
27 Capecards Click to Contact Owner 98.75%5.00 5.01 04.94
28 Terry's 1953 Bowman Click to Contact Owner 100.00%4.79 4.79 04.79
29 Rebel Sportscards 76.25%7.02 7.02 04.55
30 Jim's 53 Bowman Color Beauties Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 71.25%7.59 7.61 04.51
31 mrbud60 71.25%6.30 6.30 04.36
32 hasher08 Click to Contact Owner 89.38%5.35 5.35 04.32
33 Padre's Beautiful Bowmans of 53 60.00%5.95 5.95 03.79
34 Pacdac 85.00%5.15 5.15 03.67
35 Rob's 53 Bowman Color Click to view Set Images 66.25%5.31 5.31 03.49
36 mattyyy2002 73.75%4.78 4.78 03.21
37 STL1944 60.00%4.97 4.97 02.97
38 Bassett-Adams 1953 Bowman Color Click to Contact Owner 82.50%3.82 3.82 02.93
39 Tom's 1953 Bowman Baseball Click to Contact Owner 56.25%5.09 5.09 02.46
40 whodeyalltheway 47.50%5.00 5.00 02.27
41 Puppy Power's 53 Bowman Color Click to Contact Owner 35.63%6.27 6.27 02.18
42 vintagekards 46.25%5.45 5.45 02.09
43 Hwood712 32.50%6.18 6.18 01.86
44 farfar's 1953 Bowman color Click to Contact Owner 45.63%5.24 5.24 01.76
45 So Cal Matt 30.63%6.82 6.82 01.66
46 cardyman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.75%6.68 6.68 01.57
47 RFM'S 1953 Color Click to Contact Owner 13.75%4.92 4.92 01.48
48 gjacobs 22.50%3.92 3.92 01.19
49 MDC Collection Click to Contact Owner 25.63%7.75 7.75 01.18
50 The Mueller 1953 Bowman Baseball Collection 22.50%7.17 7.17 01.06
51 arexcrooke 11.25%4.09 4.09 01.00
52 Nick Mathys 15.63%3.98 3.98 00.82
53 ponychaser 16.25%7.91 7.91 00.76
54 Golfnut500 Click to Contact Owner 17.50%7.02 7.02 00.70
55 JJ's Tuition 10.63%8.22 8.33 00.67
56 HardEight2013 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 12.50%6.06 6.06 00.66
57 PSA Baseball 8.75%7.05 7.05 00.66
58 boyd_wilson Click to Contact Owner 15.00%4.68 4.68 00.64
59 Cecil B's 1953 Bowman Color Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 14.38%5.11 5.11 00.50
60 gabr611 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.00%7.67 7.67 00.50
61 Heck55's - 1953 - Bowman Baseball Click to Contact Owner 10.00%6.22 6.22 00.48
62 Lepic53 Click to Contact Owner 5.00%7.56 7.56 00.47
63 CCC Click to Contact Owner 3.13%8.13 8.26 00.46
64 Brad's 1953 Bowman Color Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.63%6.43 6.43 00.45
65 Michael Disfarmer's 1953 Bowman Color Pirates Click to Contact Owner 13.75%4.51 4.51 00.44
66 NJK 1953 Bowman Color Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 11.88%5.45 5.45 00.43
67 The W R McDaniel Collection Click to Contact Owner 14.38%4.77 4.77 00.42
68 ATLAHEIM846 10.63%7.00 7.00 00.41
69 The Mei Hua Collection Click to Contact Owner 9.38%8.00 8.00 00.34
70 boberobinson Click to Contact Owner 18.75%2.31 2.31 00.33
71 Jim's 53 Bowman Color Beauties - Set 2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 7.50%6.29 6.29 00.32
72 1953 Bowman color 3.75%6.29 6.29 00.26
73 adamoune 3.75%3.74 3.74 00.21
74 ggfittings31 0.63%7.00 7.00 00.16
75 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 1.88%6.25 6.25 00.12
76 THERSADYLINA1 2.50%4.18 4.18 00.11
77 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 1.25%7.00 7.00 00.06
78 Johnny Baseball Click to Contact Owner 1.88%6.00 6.00 00.06
79 Walker's 1953 Bowman Color Set 0.63%7.00 7.00 00.04