One of the most heralded baseball sets of all-time, the 1951 Bowman set features three of the greatest rookie cards ever, Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, and Willie Mays!!! Those 3 cards alone in NM condition carry a book value of $13,000!!!!
NM-MT condition standards:
- Centering: 60/40 both ways or better on front. 80/20 or better on back.
- Corners: Sharp to the naked eye, but slight imperfections allowed under close examination.
- Edges: Relatively smooth borders. Specks of chipping visible to the naked eye are allowed.
- Surface: A few minor print spots. Very minor color or focus imperfections. Solid gloss with very minor scratches detectable only upon close inspection. Or a subtle metallic print line.