1953 Bowman Color

Number of Required Items: 160
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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.416

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%8.99 9.85 09.85
2 John Branca Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.98 9.83 09.83
3 The Tull Collection 100.00%8.97 9.83 09.83
4 Allan R King Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.03 8.06 08.06
5 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.02 8.03 08.03
6 mccordcf 100.00%7.99 8.00 08.00
7 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.98 7.98 07.98
8 Mets-71 98.13%8.05 8.06 07.95
9 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.64 7.64 07.64
10 Gordo Bowman 1953 Color Collection 99.38%7.16 7.16 07.12
11 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 96.25%7.38 7.41 06.99
12 Webster 100.00%6.68 6.68 06.68
13 MavFanIngle Click to Contact Owner 83.75%7.98 7.99 06.66
14 ddragoli 76.88%7.90 7.96 06.55
15 scott9896 100.00%6.36 6.36 06.36
16 Alajacket53Color Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.24 6.24 06.24
17 rosie's BC's 100.00%6.19 6.19 06.19
18 Tim V's 1953's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%5.80 5.80 05.80
19 JMDVM Click to Contact Owner 85.00%6.94 6.94 05.79
20 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.67 5.67 05.67
21 Terry 96.88%6.03 6.03 05.65
22 hugginsandscott 99.38%5.55 5.55 05.52
23 Umpire Ernie Brown's Retirement Account Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.49 5.49 05.49
24 GenF Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.46 5.46 05.46
25 Wichita Click to Contact Owner 91.88%6.29 6.29 05.41
26 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 65.63%8.16 8.28 05.25
27 sjgolfer Click to Contact Owner 92.50%5.46 5.46 04.89
28 Terry's 1953 Bowman Click to Contact Owner 100.00%4.79 4.79 04.79
29 PFerguson70 100.00%4.66 4.66 04.66
30 Jim's 53 Bowman Color Beauties Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 71.25%7.55 7.57 04.48
31 mrbud60 71.25%6.30 6.30 04.35
32 hasher08 Click to Contact Owner 89.38%5.35 5.35 04.32
33 Rebel Sportscards 73.13%7.02 7.02 04.16
34 Padre's Beautiful Bowmans of 53 56.88%5.95 5.95 03.66
35 Rob's 53 Bowman Color Click to view Set Images 66.25%5.31 5.31 03.49
36 Pacdac 83.13%5.07 5.07 03.43
37 mattyyy2002 72.50%4.77 4.77 03.18
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 LStone4951's 1953 Bowman Color Set 21.25%8.00 8.00 01.95
44 Hwood712 31.25%6.18 6.18 01.83
45 RFM'S 1953 Color Click to Contact Owner 13.75%4.92 4.92 01.48
46 cardyman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 17.50%6.75 6.75 01.44
47 Senator 53 Bowman Color 21.25%5.61 5.61 01.41
48 So Cal Matt 26.25%6.79 6.79 01.41
49 frank741 Click to view Set Images 19.38%7.97 7.97 01.27
50 farfar's 1953 Bowman color Click to Contact Owner 31.88%5.72 5.72 01.26
51 MDC Collection Click to Contact Owner 25.63%7.75 7.75 01.18
52 gjacobs 21.88%3.88 3.88 01.16
53 The Mueller 1953 Bowman Baseball Collection 21.25%7.12 7.12 01.00
54 Nick Mathys 15.63%3.98 3.98 00.82
55 ponychaser 16.25%7.91 7.91 00.76
56 Golfnut500 Click to Contact Owner 17.50%7.02 7.02 00.70
57 JJ's Tuition 10.63%8.22 8.33 00.67
58 HardEight2013 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 12.50%6.06 6.06 00.66
59 PSA Baseball 8.75%7.05 7.05 00.66
60 billrac53bwc 12.50%3.88 3.88 00.64
61 boyd_wilson Click to Contact Owner 15.00%4.68 4.68 00.64
62 allenmnj 10.00%5.45 5.45 00.56
63 Heck55's - 1953 - Bowman Baseball Click to Contact Owner 10.00%6.22 6.22 00.48
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 The W R McDaniel Collection Click to Contact Owner 13.75%4.73 4.73 00.40
67 arexcrooke 5.00%4.13 4.13 00.35
68 The Mei Hua Collection Click to Contact Owner 9.38%8.00 8.00 00.34
69 boberobinson Click to Contact Owner 18.75%2.31 2.31 00.33
70 gabr611 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 5.63%7.65 7.65 00.31
71 RJSokol's 1953 Bowman Color Set Click to view Set Images 3.75%6.30 6.30 00.25
72 Jim's 53 Bowman Color Beauties - Set 2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 6.88%6.38 6.38 00.24
73 1953 Bowman color 3.13%6.27 6.27 00.22
74 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 3.13%7.00 7.00 00.14
75 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 1.88%6.25 6.25 00.12
76 haljr Click to Contact Owner 1.25%4.80 4.80 00.11
77 Steve's 1953 Bowman Color Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.63%8.00 8.00 00.11
78 THERSADYLINA1 1.88%4.00 4.00 00.09
79 johnuvm83 1.88%5.33 5.33 00.08
80 Andoga's World of 1953 Bowman 1.88%5.75 5.75 00.06
81 Walker's 1953 Bowman Color Set 0.63%7.00 7.00 00.04
82 boberobinson (2) Click to Contact Owner 1.25%1.75 1.75 00.01