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Old 05-11-2018, 10:36 AM
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Default Value of uncut vintage sheets


Is there any good guide for the right prices to pay for uncut sheets, salesman samples, or partial uncut sheets of vintage sets. I picked up a few 49 Bowman ones but have no idea if the price I paid was reasonable. They weren't terribly expensive, but I'd still like to know how to value them (other than the old advice that if you like it, just enjoy it).

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Old 05-14-2018, 11:54 AM
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Tony uncut sheets have many variables. The most basic sheet is a full production sheet that had all the colors applied and have both fronts and backs and are complete 1949 bowman sheets are 36 cards. Key cards on a sheet add the most value so a high number sheet with Satchel and Duke would be quite a find. Ted Z is a great reference for any uncut sheets. And a quick search on 1949 bowman uncut sheets will bring up a number of auction sales with prices. Incomplete sheets missing front/back or colors have interest from a number of different collectors. A sheet missing the red background on a Jackie Robinson would attract a lot of attention. Post what you picked up and you will know right away if lots of folks contact you. Good luck.
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Old 05-19-2018, 08:46 AM
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Default 1949 Bowman uncut sheets


Thanks for the note. I have talked to Ted Z. about 49's before and bought a few from him. He seems to be the godfather of the 49 Bowman set, so I have talked to him in the past. I didn't reach out on these.

But since I posted this note, I have done a little research as well. I probably got a bit excited and paid a fair price for the sheets on the base price of the auction, but the auctioneer charges a big BP and shipping so I am probably into them for too much. I am collector and more of a hoarder, so I am not a seller in general. But I would probably sell some or all of these. Here is the link to the Huggins & Scott auction I recently won. You will see that they are double-printed on back, which is probably why they survived as a partial sheet:

I found a 2011 REA auction of the same subjects (9 X 4 = 36 card sheet) with the same error (double-printed backs). I don't know if the 2011 auction sheet was cut into smaller pieces to get the Musial graded or if these are part of a separate sheet and survived as 4 and 6 card blocks. The auction link below is to the 2011 36-card example, not the ones I bought.

Anyway, as I said, I probably got too euphoric on these and would be willing to part with some or all if someone has a great interest.

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