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1948 and 1955 Bowman Football Complete Sets (2)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $4,112.50
Offered in this lot are two Bowman Football sets, 1948 and 1955, which represent the first and last football card sets issued by Bowman Gum. 1) 1948 Bowman near-complete set (102/108): The six cards missing for completion are #18, 24, 27, 69, 72, and 75. Key rookie cards of many stars and Hall of Famers highlight Bowman's first football card issue. 68% range in grade from Ex to Ex-Mt, 30% range from Vg to Vg-Ex, and 2% slightly lesser grades. We have selected three key cards from this set to be graded by PSA. Keys: #1 Tereshinski RC (Gd-Vg), 3 Lujack RC (PSA EX-MT 6), 7 Van Buren RC (30/70 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 12 Conerly RC (PSA VG-EX 4), 17 Trippi RC (Vg-Ex), 22 Baugh RC (PSA VG-EX 4), 26 Waterfield RC (Ex), 36 Turner RC (Vg-Ex/Ex), 60 Nickel RC (Vg-Ex/Ex), 61 Wojciechowicz RC (Vg-Ex/Ex), 63 Pihos RC (Ex), 80 Dudley RC (Ex), 95 McAfee RC (Ex), 99 Gilmer RC (Vg-Ex), 107 Luckman RC (Vg), and 108 Ray RC (Gd-Vg). 2) 1955 Bowman complete set (160): 90% range in grade from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, and 10% lesser grade. We have selected five key cards from this set to be graded by PSA. Keys: #1 Walker (Vg-Ex), 7 Gifford (Ex), 8 Ameche RC (Ex), 32 Van Brocklin (PSA VG-EX 4), 42 Johnson RC (PSA EX-MT 6), 52 Summerall RC (30/70 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 62 Blanda (20/80 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 70 Ringo RC (20/80 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 71 Layne (20/80 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 72 Tittle (20/80 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 75 McElhenny (Ex-Mt), 101 St. Clair RC (Ex), 104 Nomellini (Ex-Mt), 119 Gatski (PSA NM-MT 8), 136 Tunnell (PSA EX-MT 6), 139 Trippi (PSA NM 7), 152 Landry (Vg/Vg-Ex), and 158 Bednarik (Ex-Mt). Two very bright, clean, and attractive sets of these classic Bowman football issues which are loaded with stars and Hall of Famers. Total 262 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $4,112.50
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