Breaking a 1952 Bowman Baseball Pack with Geoff Wilson on Sports Card Investor

Breaking a 1952 Bowman Baseball Pack with Geoff Wilson on Sports Card Investor

Geoff Wilson Sports Card Investor

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Geoff Wilson of Sports Card Investor live at the National to open a rare 1952 Bowman baseball card wax pack! Watch the video to see the story of a pack seeing the light of day for first time in 70 years and what we pulled.

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How rare was this sealed pack of 1952 Bowman baseball cards? PSA has only graded 16 packs from 1952 Bowman baseballWhen it comes to the National, we go big or go home. We took one pack off the pop report and broke it with Geoff Wilson of Sports Card Investor. Could we repeat the magic of the 2018 National when we pulled a Mickey Mantle from a 1955 Bowman baseball cello pack?


Sports Card Investor 1952 Bowman Baseball

While we didn't pull a Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays card, we still unearthed highly-coveted cards to add to the PSA set registry. For a collector looking to complete a high-grade set of 1952 Bowman cards, each card from this pack offers not just that but also has undeniable provenance. Few, if any other cards on the PSA registry will have a known origin; those cards could have changed hands a 100 times. Each card from this pack you see here can be traced back to this exact moment.

Here are the current known totals for PSA-graded cards from the pack:

  • Joe Astroth #170 = 186 graded
  • Walt Dropo #169 = 195 graded 
  • Preacher Roe #168 = 299 graded 
  • Bob Avilla #167 = 193 graded
  • Bobby Adams #166 = 227 graded
  • Saul Rogovin #165 = 193 graded

Each card has under 300 known graded cards! The Bob Avilla card may receive the highest grade and the projected grade would be a 9 off-center. Currently, there are ZERO cards graded 9 OC. Of all the 193 graded Avilla cards, there are 6 graded PSA 9 (with perfect centering) and only 1 PSA 10 that exists. 

Opening this pack was historic; there are now only 15 authenticated and graded packs left known on the PSA population report. So, how do we top this break? You'll find out next year at the 2023 National! ...and there I hope to eat some gum.

We have spots in a 1962 Topps cello baseball pack on the site right now! If you're into pack-fresh, vintage cards like you saw in the break above, we have your shot at a Lou Brock rookie card or All-Star cards of Hank Aaron and Willie Mays here:





Vintage Breaks offers THE BEST VALUE IN BREAKING.

When you check out for a spot on the site, the price you see is the price you pay. Taxes and shipping are included!  Your cards always come protected in holders.  The last time you mailed a package out had to have set you back more than three bucks, right?  If you buy a $3.00 spot, you get your card holdered and shipped for that price.

Lack of product in stores has been a problem; we see the same empty shelves that you do.  If you can't find cards, Vintage Breaks is your solution.

FUN!  Cards are our passion!  Isn't is just more fun to chat with other collectors? Come hang with us and other collectors just like you during our breaks!  

A Vintage Breaks, we have our main breaking show in New Jersey (The North), to go with our night owls in the South (Georgia), and the West (Arizona).  You can always check our CALENDAR to see when we're breaking.


If you have sealed wax, vintage or modern, that you are considering selling, contact us today to discuss or get our industry-leading purchase offer.  We're always interested in both sealed products of both sport and non-sport.  Whether you have that pack of 1977 Star Wars, that rare 1955 Bowman cello pack, a wax box of 1984 Topps football, Pokémon, or 2019 Panini National Treasures basketball you'd like to sell, we'd love to hear from you!


If you have any questions about a product, break, shipping, or even if you're interested in SELLING a collection, reach out any time!

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