1951 Bowman Current Finest

Number of
Required Items
324
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
10.701

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.

Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 John Branca 2018 HOF 2019 UPDATED 100.00% 9.20 10.14 10.14
2 Charles M. Merkel HOF 2005 2006 2008 2015 2017 100.00% 9.09 9.84 9.84
3 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection Set II 100.00% 8.90 9.47 9.47
4 The Hill Collection UPDATED 99.69% 8.83 9.41 9.37
5 GregJ99 100.00% 8.68 9.05 9.05
6 Vintage Corvette - 1951 Bowman 100.00% 8.36 8.55 8.55
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7 CUGoldenBuffalo 100.00% 8.20 8.32 8.32
8 Jim's 1951 Bowman Set 100.00% 8.03 8.08 8.08
9 NJYellowBrian 100.00% 8.03 8.05 8.05
10 The Draxler Collection 98.77% 8.00 8.00 7.76
11 Juicy The Dog 100.00% 7.39 7.46 7.46
12 Charlie Winterhalter 98.15% 8.00 8.00 7.44
13 Senator 51 Bowman 100.00% 7.43 7.43 7.43
14 Mets-71 94.75% 8.04 8.05 7.33
15 bobsbbcards 100.00% 7.30 7.30 7.30
16 dr. jay's ballcards 100.00% 7.18 7.19 7.19
17 JL's 51 Bowman UPDATED 100.00% 7.04 7.05 7.05
18 Stan's 1951 Bowman Set UPDATED 98.46% 7.44 7.44 7.04
19 rosie's 51B's 100.00% 6.66 6.66 6.66
20 vintageopc guy collection UPDATED 97.53% 7.12 7.12 6.63
21 BBCards4U2 UPDATED 81.48% 8.25 8.30 6.22
22 Brock Jackson 83.33% 7.69 7.69 6.19
23 Willie's 51 Bowman 99.38% 6.13 6.13 5.92
24 doubled92 100.00% 5.54 5.54 5.54
25 MDC Collection 74.07% 7.55 7.55 4.77
26 Vintage Corvette - 1951 Bowman #2 UPDATED 65.43% 7.99 7.99 4.11
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27 The Mags Grayson Collection 58.64% 7.95 7.98 4.11
28 Cardpro48 58.95% 7.63 7.63 4.10
29 Geo3 58.02% 7.24 7.24 4.04
30 Jeannie's 1951 Bowman Baseball 66.67% 6.59 6.59 3.53
31 The Dayton Collection - 1951 Bowman 49.69% 6.83 6.83 3.05
32 KAZ Collection 45.37% 6.70 6.70 2.96
33 Flandog 34.88% 8.00 8.00 2.47
34 Baseball77 62.65% 4.11 4.11 2.43
35 Bob Olsen's 51 Bowman 36.11% 4.97 4.97 2.41
36 Terry's 1951 Bowman 44.14% 5.13 5.13 2.40
37 Jam Time 45.68% 7.10 7.10 2.16
38 PizzaMan's 51's 31.17% 7.74 7.74 1.83
39 The Perry Collection 18.52% 6.54 6.54 1.70
40 Donnie22Baseball 34.26% 6.90 6.90 1.66
41 lafitte 21.91% 5.98 5.98 1.60
42 Tom Raines 51 bowman UPDATED 20.37% 5.13 5.13 1.54
43 Carlen Family Collection 37.96% 4.55 4.55 1.41
44 Miranda27 26.23% 5.42 5.42 1.27
45 Bowman1951 29.01% 4.88 4.88 1.19
46 gjacobs 21.30% 4.82 4.82 1.18
47 boberobinson 35.49% 4.00 4.00 1.05
48 RJSokol's 1951 Bowman Set 11.11% 7.29 7.29 1.03
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49 Barrefrank 10.19% 7.63 7.63 0.99
50 Joseph J Lawlor 15.43% 6.79 6.79 0.95
51 ksrhobbies 12.04% 6.45 6.45 0.83
52 applejax3 13.58% 7.33 7.33 0.74
53 928s-4 19.14% 5.37 5.37 0.70
54 dougmckittrick 12.65% 6.09 6.09 0.49
55 facebook_1951_bowman 10.49% 5.12 5.12 0.48
56 Tory's 1951 Bowman Baseball Set 13.27% 4.15 4.15 0.47
57 HOWARDS 1951 BOWMAN 9.26% 5.48 5.48 0.46
58 smillz300 5.86% 3.34 3.34 0.41
59 Moonlight Graham 9.26% 5.68 5.68 0.38
60 snarfiii 7.41% 6.61 6.61 0.37
61 Marky's 51 Bowman Cards 3.09% 4.21 4.21 0.37
62 [email protected] 6.79% 4.06 4.06 0.35
63 Racer18 2.78% 3.18 3.18 0.31
64 stevensjustin14 7.10% 5.35 5.35 0.28
65 mugu007 3.70% 4.67 4.67 0.24
66 jbrownell 4.32% 6.77 6.77 0.23
67 ddhhpscpsa 2.47% 3.90 3.90 0.21
68 chuckyb77 5.25% 6.00 6.00 0.21
69 brianharris16 3.40% 4.56 4.56 0.18
70 boberobinson (2) 10.19% 2.73 2.73 0.16
71 ancientbookman 3.40% 4.35 4.35 0.15
72 bradythedog 1.85% 7.27 7.27 0.10
73 Bjgreen1 0.62% 6.19 6.19 0.09
74 It_was_fun_while_i... 1.85% 7.50 7.50 0.08
75 51bcentoct NEW 0.93% 7.17 7.17 0.08
76 Siren 2.47% 5.25 5.25 0.07
77 bucks42 2.16% 4.20 4.20 0.07
78 RCM Vintage Collection - 1951 Bowman Baseball Set 1.54% 6.40 6.40 0.06
79 Bobby A 1.23% 7.00 7.00 0.05
80 dray5150 0.62% 4.80 4.80 0.04
81 dabroiler 0.31% 5.00 5.00 0.04
82 richard.marschean 0.31% 7.00 7.00 0.04
83 jonbegos 0.62% 2.00 2.00 0.04
84 keithincanton 0.62% 7.00 7.00 0.02
84 Theo Tobel 0.62% 7.00 7.00 0.02
86 easyerik72 0.62% 6.00 6.00 0.02
87 BWSBaseballCards - 1951 Bowman 0.62% 4.50 4.50 0.02