Lot # 632: “Unique for the Grade” 1954 Bowman #81 Jerry Coleman - Correct “.952/.975 Fielding Avg.” Variation - PSA 9 MINT – “POP 1”: The SOLE Highest Graded Example!

Category: 1950-1959

Starting Bid: $750.00

Bids: 23 (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 632)
"Unique for the Grade" 1954 Bowman #81 Jerry Coleman - Correct ".952/.975 Fielding Avg." Variation - PSA 9 MINT – "POP 1": The SOLE Highest Graded Example!

The "best of the best", this earth-shattering PSA 9 MINT 1954 Bowman Jerry Coleman offering stands tall as the SOLE and finest specimen on the planet! It should be noted that this #81 subject is the CORRECT and scarcer ".952/.975 Fielding Average" variation (as opposed to the incorrect "1.000/.975" version). In 1953, Jerry Coleman handled 21 chances at 2nd base and shortstop, with the sure handed Yankees infielder making only a single error. While the 20 errorless plays (out of 21 chances) equals a .952 fielding percentage, the Bowman Gum Company inadvertently printed a "1.000" fielding % for the 1953 season. As was the case with 40 different 1954 variation cards, Bowman fixed their statistical errors, re-issuing the 40 erroneous subjects reflecting correct stats, with the Jerry Coleman subject being one of those variations. A true "Pop 1"/highest graded example, this immaculate card reveals a stoic half-body portrait pose of the popular Yankees infielder. Brilliant color tints, fine centering impeccable resolution, pack-fresh surfaces, pinpoint corners and bright white borders all combine to more than justify the ultra-rare assessment that places this "unique for the grade" masterpiece as the undisputed pinnacle subject!

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

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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