1953 Bowman Color

Number of Required Items : 160

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.181

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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% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 The Tull Collection 100.00% 8.97 08.97
2 John Branca Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.96 08.96
3 Charles Merkel 100.00% 8.96 08.96
4 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.944
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.944
8.94
08.94
5 Andrew Kaplan 96.25%
Retired on 6/30/2005
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.781
% Complete 96.25%
Set Rating 8.445
8.78
08.44
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 The Tull Collection 100.00% 8.97 08.97
2 John Branca Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.96 08.96
3 Charles Merkel 100.00% 8.96 08.96
4 Marshall Fogel 100.00% 8.15 08.15
5 Allan R King Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.03 08.03
6 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.02 08.02
7 mccordcf 100.00% 7.99 07.99
8 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.98 07.98
9 Mets-71 96.25% 8.05 07.80
10 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.44 07.44
11 Gordo Bowman 1953 Color Collection 99.38% 7.15 07.10
12 Webster 100.00% 6.68 06.68
13 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 94.38% 7.31 06.66
14 scott9896 100.00% 6.36 06.36
15 rosie's BC's 100.00% 6.13 06.13
16 Alajacket53Color Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.13 06.13
17 MavFanIngle Click to Contact Owner 68.75% 7.86 05.64
18 Tim V's 1953's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 5.58 05.58
19 Umpire Ernie Brown's Retirement Account Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.49 05.49
20 Wichita Click to Contact Owner 91.88% 6.29 05.41
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