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1948-1972 Bowman Leaf, Fleer, and Topps Football Complete and Partially Complete Set Collection (16 sets, 2,490 cards)

Starting Bid - $1,500, Sold For - $11,750

Collection of sixteen complete or partially complete football sets, spanning the years 1948 through 1972, issued by Leaf (1948), Bowman (1952 small & large, 1954, two 1955), Fleer (1961), and Topps (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, two 1960, 1961, 1971, 1972): 1) 1948 Leaf near-complete low-number set (46 of 49 cards plus 18 duplicates for a total of 64 cards): Missing only three cards for completion (#3 Turner, 26 Waterfield, 34 Baugh). 40% range from Vg-Ex to Ex (with a few slightly better), 50% range from Pr to Vg, and 10% with slight trim. Keys: #1 Luckman RC (Fr-Gd), 4 Walker RC (possible slight trim, o/w Vg), 6 Layne RC (Gd-Vg), 13 Lujack RC (Gd-Vg), 16 Pihos RC (slight trim, o/w Ex), 19 McAfee RC (75/25 T/B, o/w Gd-Vg), 22 Van Buren RC (slight trim), 29 Trippi RC (30/70 L/R, o/w Ex), 36 Dudley RC (20/80 L/R, o/w Vg), and 37 Connor RC (Gd). 2) 1952 Bowman Small partial set (65 of 144 cards): 85% Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), 15% Vg. Keys: #3 Walker (Vg-Ex/Ex), 4 Owen RC (Ex), 13 Fears (Vg), 23 Marchetti RC (70/30 L/R, o/w Ex), 30 Baugh (Vg-Ex), 83 Perry (Vg), 85 Robustelli RC (Vg), 92 Pihos (Vg-Ex), 99 Stydahar RC (Ex), 105 Groza (30/70 L/R and T/B, o/w Ex), 125 Nomellini (Vg), 128 Lavelli (30/70 T/B, o/w Ex), 137 Waterfield (Vg), and 140 Lary RC (Vg-Ex/Ex). 3) 1952 Bowman Large (40 of 144 cards ): 65% range from Gd to Vg-Ex (averaging Vg), 35% slightly trimmed. Keys: #3 Walker (trimmed), 9 Spencer SP (slight trim), 37 Hirsch (slight trim), 81 Kastan SP (Vg-Ex), 91 Heath SP (Vg), 92 Pihos (trimmed), 100 Alban SP (Vg), 109 Quinlan SP (trimmed), 118 Hogan SP (trimmed), 125 Nomellini (slight trim), 136 Rechichar SP (Vg/Vg-Ex), and 142 Landry (trimmed). 4) 1954 Bowman complete set (128): 80% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (includes some Nr/Mt-Mt), 20% slightly lesser (almost all Ex). Keys: #23 Blanda RC (Ex/Ex-Mt), 40 Graham (80/20 L/R, o/w Ex), 42 Tittle (Ex-Mt), 53 Layne (Vg-Ex), 55 Gifford (Ex), 76 Nomellini (Nr/Mt), and 128 Lattner (Ex). 5-6) Two 1955 Bowman complete sets (160 cards each): SET 1: 90% range in grade from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt), and 10% lesser grade (including a few with a slight trim). Keys: #1 Walker (Vg), 7 Gifford (possible slight trim, o/w Nr/Mt-Mt), 70 Ringo RC (Ex), 71 Layne (Ex), 72 Tittle (10/90 T/B, o/w Nr/Mt), 101 St. Clair RC (slight trim, o/w Ex), 119 Gatski RC (Ex-Mt), and 152 Landry (Vg-Ex/Ex). SET 2: 10% range in grade from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), 5% Vg, and 85% appear to range from Ex to Nr/Mt but upon close examination they each have a slight trim. The trimming it is not immediately obvious unless you have a trained eye. Keys: #1 Walker (Vg), 7 Gifford (slight trim), 70 Ringo RC (slight trim), 71 Layne (slight trim), 72 Tittle (slight trim), 101 St. Clair RC (slight trim), 119 Gatski RC (slight trim), and 152 Landry (slight trim). 7) 1956 Topps complete set minus one (120 cards, no checklist): Missing only the checklist. 75% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt and 25% Ex with a few slightly lesser. Keys: #1 Carson SP (Vg-Ex/Ex), 11 Blanda (30/70 L/R, o/w Ex-Mt), 22 Cardinals Team SP (Vg), 53 Gifford (70/30 L/R, o/w Ex-Mt), 58 Matson SP (90/10 T/B, o/w Ex), 60 Moore RC (miscut on the left, o/w Ex), and 61 Redskins Team SP (Vg). 8) 1957 Topps complete set minus one (154 cards, no checklist): Missing only the checklist. 80% Nr/Mt or better, 20% slightly lesser (almost all Ex-Mt). Keys: #119 Starr RC (Ex-Mt), 138 Unitas RC (Ex), and 151 Hornung RC (Nr/Mt). 9) 1958 Topps near-complete set (128 of 132 cards): 80% Nr/Mt or better, 20% slightly lesser (almost all Ex-Mt). Missing just four commons for completion (#13, 15, 118, 122). Keys: #22 Unitas (20/80 L/R, o/w Nr/Mt), 62 Brown RC (20/80 L/R, o/w Nr/Mt), 66 Starr (80/20 L/R, o/w Nr/Mt-Mt), 90 Jurgensen RC (80/20 L/R, o/w Nr/Mt-Mt). 10) 1959 Topps complete set (176 cards): 80% grade Ex-Mt or better and 20% Ex (with some slightly lesser). Keys: #1 Unitas (Vg), 10 Brown (70/30 L/R, o/w Ex-Mt), 23 Starr (Ex-Mt), 82 Hornung (70/30 L/R o/w Nr/Mt). 11-12) Two 1960 Topps complete sets (132 cards each): Both sets grade 80% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 20% Ex (with a few slightly lesser). SET 1: Keys: #1 Unitas (Ex), 23 Brown (Ex-Mt), 51 Starr (70/30 L/R, o/w Ex-Mt), and 54 Hornung (Ex). SET 2: Keys: #1 Unitas (10/90 L/R and 20/80 T/B, o/w Ex), 23 Brown (20/80 T/B, o/w Ex-Mt), 51 Starr (Ex-Mt), and 54 Hornung (Vg-Ex/Ex). 13) 1961 Topps complete set minus one (197 of 198 cards): Missing just #39 Starr for completion. 80% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 20% Ex (with a few slightly lesser). Keys: #1 Unitas (90/10 L/R, o/w Ex), 40 Hornung (Ex), 59 Brodie RC (miscut on the right, o/w Vg), 71 Brown (Ex), 150 Maynard RC (30/70 L/R, o/w Ex), 166 Kemp (80/20 T/B, o/w Ex), 182 Otto RC (Ex-Mt), and 198 Checklist (erasure marks, o/w Ex). 14) 1961 Fleer complete set (220 cards): 10% Nr/Mt (includes a few slightly better), 70% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 20% slightly lesser grades. Keys: #11 Brown (slight trim), 30 Unitas (Vg-Ex/Ex), 41 Meredith RC (Ex), 59 Brodie RC (miscut on top, o/w Ex), 88 Starr (miscut on top, o/w Ex), 89 Taylor (Ex), 90 Hornung (10/90 T/B, o/w Nr/Mt), 117 Layne (Ex-Mt), 155 Kemp (Nr/Mt), 166 Blanda (10/90 L/R, o/w Ex-Mt), 188 Flores RC (wax stains, o/w Ex), 197 Otto RC (10/90 L/R, o/w Ex-Mt), and 215 Maynard RC (Nr/Mt). 15) 1971 Topps complete set (263 cards): 75% ranges from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (with a few Nr/Mt-Mt), and 25% slightly lesser grades (mostly Ex). Keys: #1 Unitas (Vg-Ex), 156 Bradshaw RC (Nr/Mt), 245 Greene RC (20/80 L/R, o/w Ex-Mt), and 250 Namath (90/10 T/B, o/w Nr/Mt). 16) 1972 Topps complete set (351 cards): 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt, 10% Ex (with a couple slightly lesser). Keys: #150 Bradshaw (Ex), 200 Staubach RC (Ex-Mt), 272 Griese AP (Nr/Mt), 291 Spurrier RC (90/10 T/B, o/w Nr/Mt-Mt), 300 Page (80/20 T/B, o/w Nr/Mt), 341 Butkus IA (90/10 L/R, o/w Nr/Mt), 343 Namath IA (Nr/Mt), and 348 Blanda IA (70/30 L/R, o/w Nr/Mt-Mt). Total 2,490 cards representing sixteen complete and partial sets. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000+. SOLD FOR $11,750


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