1953 Bowman Color

Number of
Required Items
160
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
10.510

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 User
1 John Branca HOF 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2014 2018 2019 100.00% 9.13 10.16 10.16
2 Charles Merkel HOF 2012 2015 2016 2017 99.38% 9.01 9.82 9.80
3 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection HOF 2010 2013 100.00% 8.94 R 9.69 9.69
4 GregJ99 HOF 100.00% 8.71 9.28 9.28
5 Andrew Kaplan HOF 2002 2003 2004 96.25% 8.78 R 9.45 9.09

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 John Branca HOF 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2014 2018 2019 100.00% 9.13 10.16 10.16
2 Charles Merkel HOF 2012 2015 2016 2017 99.38% 9.01 9.82 9.80
3 GregJ99 HOF 100.00% 8.71 9.28 9.28
4 MavFanIngle 100.00% 8.27 8.43 8.43
5 mccordcf 100.00% 8.00 8.00 8.00
6 bobsbbcards 100.00% 7.98 7.98 7.98
7 Mets-71 98.13% 8.05 8.06 7.94
8 Capecards UPDATED 100.00% 7.72 7.75 7.75
9 The Double Play Collection 97.50% 7.62 7.66 7.43
10 jbcofc 100.00% 7.42 7.42 7.42
11 Gordo Bowman 1953 Color Collection 100.00% 7.18 7.18 7.18
12 JMDVM 97.50% 6.99 6.99 6.79
13 Themoneyman 98.75% 6.75 6.76 6.70
14 Webster 100.00% 6.68 6.68 6.68
15 Senator 53 Bowman Color 100.00% 6.67 6.67 6.67
16 STL1944 99.38% 6.56 6.56 6.52
17 Matt's 53 Bowman Color 95.00% 7.04 7.04 6.51
18 Alajacket53Color 100.00% 6.51 6.51 6.51
19 TF57 70.63% 8.66 9.06 6.43
20 scott9896 100.00% 6.36 6.36 6.36

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