PSA Set Registry® 116,001 Registered Sets

1953 Bowman Color

NUMBER OF REQUIRED ITEMS

160
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

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 The Tull Collection HOF 2014 100.00% 8.98 9.86 09.86
2 Charles Merkel HOF 201220152016 100.00% 9.00 9.84 09.84
3 John Branca HOF 20052006200720082009201120122014 100.00% 8.98 9.83 09.83
4 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection HOF 20102013 100.00% 8.94 R 9.76 09.76
5 Andrew Kaplan HOF 200220032004 96.25% 8.78 R 9.48 09.11
6 L.R.'s 1953BC Vintage Set 100.00% 8.06 R 8.10 08.10
7 Allan R King 100.00% 8.03 8.06 08.06
8 The Crandell Collection 100.00% 8.02 R 8.03 08.03
9 Phil Minard's - 1953 Bowman Color Set 100.00% 8.00 R 8.01 08.01
10 mccordcf 100.00% 8.00 8.00 08.00
11 Robert Edward Auctions 100.00% 7.98 R 7.98 07.98
11 bobsbbcards 100.00% 7.98 7.98 07.98
13 Mets-71 98.13% 8.05 8.06 07.95
14 LStone4951's 1953 Bowman Color Set (H&S) UPDATED 100.00% 7.82 7.83 07.83
15 Ron Hobbs Family Collection 100.00% 7.66 7.66 07.66
16 David Hall 100.00% 7.47 R 7.59 07.59
17 MavFanIngle 95.63% 8.08 8.11 07.58
18 Memorylaneinc 95.00% 8.05 R 8.08 07.58
19 Dave McDonald 1953 Bowman Color 98.75% 7.42 R 7.42 07.36
20 jbcofc UPDATED 100.00% 7.36 7.36 07.36
21 ddragoli UPDATED 89.38% 7.94 8.00 07.31
22 The Double Play Collection 96.25% 7.52 7.55 07.12
23 Gordo Bowman 1953 Color Collection 99.38% 7.16 7.16 07.12
24 frank741 99.38% 7.13 7.13 07.11
25 The Steve Soloway Collection 100.00% 7.02 R 7.02 07.02
26 DRS 100.00% 6.97 R 6.97 06.97
27 Webster 100.00% 6.68 6.68 06.68
28 scott9896 100.00% 6.36 6.36 06.36
29 Alajacket53Color 100.00% 6.29 6.29 06.29
30 rosie's BC's 100.00% 6.20 6.20 06.20
31 Capecards 100.00% 6.13 6.13 06.13
32 Terry 100.00% 6.08 6.08 06.08
33 troythegreek 100.00% 6.02 R 6.02 06.02
34 JMDVM 88.13% 6.95 6.95 05.99
35 dr. jay's ballcards 100.00% 5.85 5.85 05.85
36 Tim V's 1953's 100.00% 5.83 5.83 05.83
37 53BKid Color Set #2 100.00% 5.81 R 5.81 05.81
38 Senator 53 Bowman Color 100.00% 5.75 5.75 05.75
39 sjgolfer 97.50% 5.64 5.64 05.53
40 Umpire Ernie Brown's Retirement Account 100.00% 5.49 5.49 05.49
41 GenF 100.00% 5.46 5.46 05.46
42 Wichita 91.88% 6.29 R 6.29 05.42
43 The Card Dog 1953 Bowman Color 100.00% 5.33 R 5.33 05.33
44 Mid Grade Colors 92.50% 5.78 R 5.78 05.31
45 Terry's 1953 Bowman 100.00% 4.79 4.79 04.79
46 Bowman's Best 96.88% 5.04 R 5.04 04.74
47 Pacdac 95.63% 5.03 5.03 04.57
48 Rebel Sportscards 76.25% 7.02 7.02 04.55
49 Jim's 53 Bowman Color Beauties 71.88% 7.59 7.61 04.52
50 STL1944 80.63% 5.62 5.62 04.42
51 BBCards4U 58.75% 8.18 8.33 04.42
52 mrbud60 71.88% 6.34 6.34 04.40
53 hasher08 89.38% 5.35 5.35 04.32
54 jkvonthaden 69.38% 6.73 6.73 04.26
55 Aesthetic Leader 96.88% 4.63 R 4.63 04.24
56 Padre's Beautiful Bowmans of 53 62.50% 5.96 5.96 03.93
57 Rob's 53 Bowman Color 66.25% 5.31 5.31 03.49
58 fiveniner 100.00% 3.33 R 3.33 03.33
59 TF57 31.88% 8.74 9.21 03.33
60 mattyyy2002 73.75% 4.78 4.78 03.21
61 Bassett-Adams 1953 Bowman Color 82.50% 3.82 3.82 02.93
62 Tom's 1953 Bowman Baseball 58.13% 5.10 5.10 02.52
63 whodeyalltheway 48.75% 5.00 5.00 02.29
64 Puppy Power's 53 Bowman Color 35.63% 6.27 6.27 02.18
65 vintagekards 46.25% 5.45 5.45 02.09
66 NJK 1953 Bowman Color UPDATED 45.00% 5.26 5.26 02.01
67 farfar's 1953 Bowman color 50.63% 5.31 5.31 01.93
68 Hwood712 33.13% 6.20 6.20 01.89
69 cardyman 20.63% 6.23 6.23 01.79
70 So Cal Matt 30.63% 6.82 6.82 01.66
71 RFM'S 1953 Color 13.75% 4.92 4.92 01.48
72 arexcrooke 16.25% 4.35 4.35 01.45
73 ATLAHEIM846 UPDATED 30.63% 7.03 7.03 01.31
74 gjacobs 25.63% 3.95 3.95 01.29
75 Lepic53 17.50% 7.67 7.67 01.25
76 MDC Collection 25.63% 7.75 7.75 01.18
77 The Mueller 1953 Bowman Baseball Collection 22.50% 7.17 7.17 01.06
78 Nick Mathys 15.63% 3.98 3.98 00.82
79 ponychaser 16.88% 7.91 7.91 00.78
80 Golfnut500 17.50% 7.02 7.02 00.70
81 JJ's Tuition 10.63% 8.22 8.33 00.67
82 HardEight2013 12.50% 6.06 6.06 00.66
83 PSA Baseball 8.75% 7.05 7.05 00.66
84 gabr611 10.63% 7.74 7.74 00.65
84 Near Fantastic UPDATED 10.63% 7.23 7.23 00.65
86 boyd_wilson 15.00% 4.68 4.68 00.64
87 The W R McDaniel Collection 20.00% 4.97 4.97 00.62
88 Cecil B's 1953 Bowman Color Baseball Set 15.00% 5.37 5.37 00.57
89 Heck55's - 1953 - Bowman Baseball 10.00% 6.22 6.22 00.48
90 Brad's 1953 Bowman Color 10.63% 6.43 6.43 00.45
91 Michael Disfarmer's 1953 Bowman Color Pirates 13.75% 4.51 4.51 00.44
92 The Mei Hua Collection 10.00% 8.00 8.00 00.38
93 dominickspatola NEW 15.63% 5.37 5.37 00.35
94 boberobinson 18.75% 2.31 2.31 00.33
95 billcour 3.75% 5.17 5.17 00.32
96 Jim's 53 Bowman Color Beauties - Set 2 7.50% 6.29 6.29 00.32
97 adamoune 8.75% 3.91 3.91 00.31
98 1953 Bowman color 3.75% 6.29 6.29 00.26
99 ggfittings31 0.63% 7.00 7.00 00.16
100 Lee's Nice, Little, Mid-grade 1953 Bowman Color Set 5.00% 5.00 5.00 00.13
101 Virginia Bowman 4.38% 6.50 6.50 00.12
102 jbrownell 1.88% 6.25 6.25 00.12
103 THERSADYLINA1 2.50% 4.18 4.18 00.11
104 backyard-baseball-cardshop 1.88% 5.00 5.00 00.11
105 Bobby A 1.25% 7.00 7.00 00.06
106 Walker's 1953 Bowman Color Set 0.63% 7.00 7.00 00.04
107 Leiva Collection 0.63% 6.00 6.00 00.01