1955 Bowman - Basic

Number of
Required Items
320
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
10.257

This swan song for Bowman (who would sell out to Topps later in the year) is commonly referred to as the "Television Set," and was a commendable effort. This issue is somewhat challenging to finish, with copies often found with poor centering or chipping on its brown borders. Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Ernie Banks (from the high number series) all show up for Bowman's going away party. For 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 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 100.00% 8.80 R 9.70 9.70
2 LStone4951's Heritage Auctions November 2013 Upgrade Project 2017 2018 2019 2020 100.00% 8.73 9.63 9.63
3 Midnight Cowboy 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 100.00% 8.54 R 9.14 9.14
4 Luckiest Man Sportscards 100.00% 8.28 R 8.60 8.60
5 John Branca 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 8.27 8.53 8.53

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 LStone4951's Heritage Auctions November 2013 Upgrade Project 2017 2018 2019 2020 100.00% 8.73 9.63 9.63
2 John Branca 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 8.27 8.53 8.53
3 Brian's 1955 Bowman Basic Set 100.00% 8.08 8.20 8.20
4 Mets-71 100.00% 8.07 8.17 8.17
5 mccordcf 100.00% 8.03 8.11 8.11
6 RST's '55 TV's 100.00% 8.01 8.07 8.07
7 gb5151 100.00% 7.99 8.05 8.05
8 Jim's 1955 Bowman Set 100.00% 7.69 7.73 7.73
9 starfire's 1955 Bowman Basic Set 100.00% 7.46 7.48 7.48
10 Remembering Bob Steinberg 100.00% 7.25 7.26 7.26
11 bccards 100.00% 7.16 7.16 7.16
12 Bill's 1955 Bowman 100.00% 7.11 7.12 7.12
13 bobsbbcards 100.00% 7.00 7.00 7.00
14 A Work in Progress 99.69% 7.02 7.02 6.92
15 dr. jay's ballcards 100.00% 6.84 6.88 6.88
16 The Double Play Collection 87.50% 7.90 8.00 6.86
17 rosie's 55 B's 100.00% 6.53 6.54 6.54
18 TRW 55 Bowmans 100.00% 6.34 6.34 6.34
19 Woodside 87.81% 7.04 7.05 5.82
20 G & G Fittings 1955 Bowman 78.13% 7.11 7.12 5.40

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