1953 Bowman Color

Number of Required Items : 160

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.183

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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 John Branca Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.98 08.98
2 The Tull Collection 100.00% 8.97 08.97
3 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.950
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.950
8.95
08.95
4 Charles Merkel 99.38% 8.96 08.86
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 John Branca Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.98 08.98
2 The Tull Collection 100.00% 8.97 08.97
3 Charles Merkel 99.38% 8.96 08.86
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 97.50% 8.05 07.85
10 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.54 07.54
11 Gordo Bowman 1953 Color Collection 99.38% 7.16 07.12
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 Alajacket53Color Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.22 06.22
16 rosie's BC's 100.00% 6.15 06.15
17 MavFanIngle Click to Contact Owner 71.88% 7.88 05.89
18 Tim V's 1953's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 5.68 05.68
19 JMDVM Click to Contact Owner 83.75% 6.94 05.52
20 Umpire Ernie Brown's Retirement Account Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.49 05.49
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