1951 Bowman

Number of
Required Items
324
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
10.722

In being the set to first introduce Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays to the collecting hobby, the 1951 Bowman set established its place in sportscard history. Needless to say, these two cards are among the most desirable items on many serious collector's want lists. Another prized rookie card from this issue is that of Whitey Ford, which also has the distinction of being the first card in the set. Other notables include Ted Williams, Yogi Berra, and Nellie Fox (rookie card). 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 2018 HOF 2019 2020 95.99% 9.21 10.15 9.86
2 Charles M. Merkel HOF 2005 2006 2008 2015 2017 100.00% 9.11 9.85 9.85
3 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00% 9.00 9.68 9.68
4 The Hill Collection 100.00% 8.83 R 9.40 9.40
5 Rick Millsap 2012 100.00% 8.90 R 9.40 9.40

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 John Branca 2018 HOF 2019 2020 95.99% 9.21 10.15 9.86
2 Charles M. Merkel HOF 2005 2006 2008 2015 2017 100.00% 9.11 9.85 9.85
3 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00% 9.00 9.68 9.68
4 Vintage Corvette - 1951 Bowman 100.00% 8.37 8.55 8.55
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5 ManyMistakes 100.00% 8.34 8.53 8.53
6 Jim's 1951 Bowman Set 100.00% 8.20 8.32 8.32
7 NJYellowBrian 99.69% 8.05 8.07 7.92
8 Cardpro48 100.00% 7.88 7.89 7.89
9 The Draxler Collection 98.15% 8.00 8.00 7.52
10 Juicy The Dog 100.00% 7.39 7.46 7.46
11 Charlie Winterhalter 98.15% 8.00 8.00 7.44
12 JL's 51 Bowman 100.00% 7.39 7.42 7.42
13 dr. jay's ballcards 100.00% 7.29 7.31 7.31
14 bobsbbcards 100.00% 7.30 7.30 7.30
15 Stan's 1951 Bowman Set 98.77% 7.52 7.52 7.15
16 Brock Jackson 93.52% 7.72 7.72 6.91
17 The Thomas Newman Collection UPDATED 100.00% 6.91 6.91 6.91
18 vintageopc guy collection 99.07% 7.13 7.13 6.79
19 rosie's 51B's 100.00% 6.66 6.66 6.66
20 BBCards4U2 83.64% 8.30 8.38 6.43

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