1953 Bowman Color

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.280

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 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 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%8.95
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.944
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.944
9.64
09.64
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
9.45
09.09
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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 98.75%8.05 8.07 07.97
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%7.44 7.45 07.45
10 MavFanIngle Click to Contact Owner 93.75%8.00 8.04 07.37
11 Gordo Bowman 1953 Color Collection 99.38%7.16 7.16 07.12
12 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 96.25%7.42 7.45 07.02
13 ddragoli 84.38%7.91 7.97 06.92
14 Webster 100.00%6.68 6.68 06.68
15 scott9896 100.00%6.36 6.36 06.36
16 Alajacket53Color Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.26 6.26 06.26
17 rosie's BC's Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.20 6.20 06.20
18 frank741 Click to view Set Images 88.13%7.29 7.30 06.13
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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