1952 Bowman Large

Number of
Required Items
144
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
10.248

Often compared to 1952 Topps Baseball by football card enthusiasts, this set possesses all of the elements that make up a classic sportscard issue: beauty, rarity, notoriety, and high demand. Centering is the key to this set, as it almost seems to be the norm to find these cards with poor framing. Also, like their 1948 issue, the single prints of this issue have been the proverbial thorn in the side of many a collector, and often make up the most prized cards in the set in PSA 8 condition. Among them: Norm Van Brocklin (card # 1), #27 Miller, #36 Hancock, #45 Van Buren, #72 Schweder and most notorious of all, #144 Lansford. Finally, the rookie cards of Frank Gifford and Ollie Matson top off this winner of a set. To read an in-depth article, click here. To read a second article click here.

All-Time Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Paul Kaufman 100.00% 8.11 R 8.48 8.48
2 Short Print Nightmare HOF 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013   2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 8.15 8.44 8.44
3 palacejester 2014 100.00% 8.10 R 8.42 8.42
4 The Crandell Collection 2002 2003 100.00% 8.00 R 8.22 8.22
5 Mile High Card Company 100.00% 7.72 R 7.90 7.90

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Short Print Nightmare HOF 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013   2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 8.15 8.44 8.44
2 Topknot44 '52 Bowman LG Football 98.61% 7.85 8.02 7.77
3 Fabfranks 1952 Bowman Large Football 100.00% 7.30 7.33 7.33
4 Oliver Barry's Bowman Large 100.00% 7.04 7.06 7.06
5 JMDVM 100.00% 6.93 6.93 6.93
6 JRM 1952 Bowman Large 100.00% 6.75 6.75 6.75
7 JT's 52 Bowman Large 100.00% 6.48 6.50 6.50
8 3M's - 52 Bowman Large 96.53% 6.84 6.84 6.41
9 skittles 100.00% 6.36 6.36 6.36
10 dr. jay's ballcards 97.92% 5.76 5.77 5.51
11 The Hawkeye Collection 79.17% 7.99 8.04 5.46
12 BERT'S 1952 BOWMAN FOOTBALL LARGE 100.00% 5.21 5.21 5.21
13 mattyyy2002 96.53% 5.32 5.32 4.92
14 Mark's 1952 Bowman Large Set 71.53% 6.41 6.42 4.72
15 rosie's 52 LG 86.81% 5.91 5.91 4.70
16 Doug's Bowman Large cards UPDATED 87.50% 5.84 5.84 4.66
17 1969cubfan 58.33% 5.70 5.70 4.25
18 scott9896 81.94% 5.77 5.77 4.19
19 Bowmancollector's 1952 bowman large collection 90.97% 5.06 5.06 3.96
20 Go Spartans! 41.67% 6.25 6.25 1.51

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