Lot # 624: 1954 Bowman #74 Jim Gilliam PSA 10 GEM MINT – “POP 3”; Highest Graded Example!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $750.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring Rarities 2022",
which ran from 4/29/2022 4:00 PM to
5/21/2022 7:00 PM



(LOT 624)
1954 Bowman #74 Jim Gilliam PSA 10 GEM MINT – "POP 3"; Highest Graded Example!

A four-time All-Star, Jim "Junior" Gilliam enjoyed 14 standout seasons with the Dodgers, primarily playing second base and outfield. He claimed the Rookie of the Year Award for his inaugural 1953 MLB campaign, and was one of the main cogs of the Brooklyn team that finally bested their cross-town rival N.Y. Yankees in the 1955 World Series. A fan favorite, before his MLB tenure, Gilliam played three years with the Negro Leagues Baltimore Elite Giants (1946-48), and it would be five years before he would embark on his formidable major league career. One of his finest cardboard artifacts just happens to be presented here, an extraordinary PSA 10 GEM MINT 1954 Bowman marvel that along with a mere two other specimens, proudly stands tall as the "best of the rest!" A classic Gilliam batting pose graces the obverse side, revealing crystal-clear clarity and the finest array of robust hues as "Junior" exhibits his renowned #19 Dodgers jersey. The wonderful centering is ably supported by four absolutely blinding white borders that end at a blistering sharp perimeter. Pack-fresh surfaces have eluded any notable blemishes, and a pristine verso is the final exclamation for this 68-year-old keepsake that has truly defied "father-time" in every conceivable manner!

DISCLOSURE: The individual 1954 Bowman Baseball Set Break card individual lots 550-774 aggregate lot total or lot 549 Complete Set will determine the final winner(s) for one of the finest arrays of high-grade imaginable!

MIN BID $750
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MLI is offering The Finest 1954 Bowman 225-Subject Basic-Set in an alternative selling format. All Lots numbered from 550-774 will be sold individually to the highest bidder, unless Lot # 549's hammer price exceeds the hammer price of Lots 550-774 combined cumulative total. In which case, the cards would be sold as a set. Once bidding starts, the green check mark below simply designates which format has the current high bid. In case of a tie - the set wins.

Lot 549 (Set Total):  $102,903
Lot 550-774 (Individual Card Total):  $302,913

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