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1953 Bowman Football Original Artwork #88 Leo Nomellini
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,972.00
One-of-a-kind original artwork for 1953 Bowman Football card #88 Leo Nomellini of the San Francisco 49ers. This is the actual artwork used in the production of the 1953 Bowman Football series. Original artworks from this set are extremely rare, with very few examples of Hall of Famers known to exist. Nicknamed "The Lion," Nomellini didn't miss a game for the San Francisco 49ers from the day they first played in the NFL in 1950 until after the 1963 campaign, fourteen long years later. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1969. Included with the artwork is an example of the issued card. The artwork is on thick production board with original football-shaped paste-on production stat with name and team intact. Measures 3.25 x 4.75 inches. In Excellent to Mint condition. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/1,000. SOLD FOR $1,972.00
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