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Lot # 1554 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1949-1962 Football Complete (and Near-Complete) Set Collection (7 sets, 808 cards)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $7,050.00

Collection of seven complete (or near-complete) football sets, spanning the years 1949 through 1962, issued by Leaf (1949), Bowman (1952, 1954, 1955), and Topps (1955, 1957, 1962): 1) 1949 Leaf complete set minus one (48 of 49 cards): Missing only #56 Lujack for completion. 40% range from Vg-Ex to Ex (with a few slightly better), 60% range from Pr to Vg (averaging Gd). Keys: #1 Hendren (Ex), 15 Luckman (Gd), 16 Trippi (Vg), 22 Dudley (Vg-Ex), 26 Baugh (Gd-Vg), 28 Pihos (Gd-Vg), 40 Connor (Ex-Mt), 41 McAfee (Ex), 49 Conerly (Pr), 67 Layne (Fr), 79 Van Buren (Gd-Vg), 89 Waterfield (Vg/Vg-Ex), 134 Bednarik (Ex-Mt), and 150 Turner (Vg). 2) 1952 Bowman Small partial set (87 of 144 cards): 10% grade Ex, 90% Vg to Vg-Ex (with a few slightly lesser). Keys: #1 Van Brocklin (Vg/Vg-Ex), 2 Graham (Gd-Vg), 10 Bednarik (Vg), 12 Trippi (Vg), 30 Baugh (Vg), 36 Hancock (Vg), 48 Halas (Vg), 63 Conerly (Vg-Ex/Ex), 72 Schweder(Vg), 78 Layne (Ex), 83 Perry (Vg-Ex), 125 Nomellini (Ex), 127 Matson RC (Vg), 128 Lavelli (Ex), 129 Christiansen RC (Ex), and 144 Lansford RC (last card in the set, Vg). 3) 1954 Bowman complete set (128): 15% Ex, 85% Vg to Vg-Ex (with a few slightly lesser). Keys: #4 Atkins RC (Vg-Ex), 8 Van Brocklin (Vg), 23 Blanda RC (Vg), 40 Graham (Vg/Vg-Ex), 42 Tittle (Vg-Ex), 53 Layne (Vg/Vg-Ex), 55 Gifford (Vg/Vg-Ex), 76 Nomellini (Vg-Ex), and 128 Lattner (Vg-Ex). 4) 1955 Bowman complete set (160): 90% range in grade from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), and 10% lesser grade. Keys: #1 Walker (Vg), 7 Gifford (Ex), 8 Ameche RC (80/20 L/R, otherwise Ex), 32 Van Brocklin (Ex), 42 Johnson RC (Ex), 52 Summerall RC (Ex), 62 Blanda (Ex-Mt), 70 Ringo RC (Vg), 71 Layne (Vg-Ex), 72 Tittle (Ex), 75 McElhenny (Ex), 101 St. Clair RC (Vg-Ex), 104 Nomellini (Ex-Mt), 119 Gatski (Ex-Mt), 136 Tunnell (Ex/Ex-Mt), 139 Trippi (Ex), 152 Landry (Vg/Vg-Ex), and 158 Bednarik (Vg-Ex). 5) 1955 Topps partial set (54 of 100 cards): 90% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), 10% lesser grade. Keys: #6 Kinnick RC (Ex), 16 Rockne (Vg), 20 Baugh (Ex), 21 White (30/70 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 27 Grange (Vg-Ex/Ex), 37 Thorpe (10/90 L/R, otherwise Ex), 85 Luckman (Ex-Mt), and 97 Hutson RC (Ex-Mt). 6) 1957 Topps complete set (155): 60% Nr/Mt, 30% Ex-Mt, 10% slightly lesser (almost all Ex). Keys: #1 LeBaron (Ex-Mt), 88 Gifford (Ex-Mt), 94 Berry RC (Nr/Mt), 119 Starr RC (Ex-Mt), 138 Unitas RC (Nr/Mt), and 151 Hornung RC (Ex-Mt). 7) 1962 Topps complete set (176): 60% Nr/Mt, 30% Ex-Mt, 10% slightly lesser (almost all Ex). Keys: #1 Unitas (80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex), 17 Ditka RC (Nr/Mt), 28 Brown (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 36 Davis RC (Nr/Mt), 39 Meredith SP (Nr/Mt), 63 Starr SP (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 64 Hornung SP (70/30 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 76 Checklist SP (miscut along the top, otherwise Ex), 88 Gabriel SP (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 90 Tarkenton RC (Ex), and 176 Checklist (Ex-Mt). Total 808 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $7,050.00


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