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1948 to 1951 Bowman Football Card Collection (511)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,350

Shoebox collection of 511 assorted (265 different) Bowman Football gum cards from three classic early sets, highlighted by many star cards and Hall of Famers. The collection includes 186 1948 Bowmans, 193 1950 Bowmans, and a near-complete set of 132 1951 Bowmans. Condition ranges in grade from Fair to Vg (averaging Gd), with the exception of the 1948 Bowmans, which are a little stronger. Consists of the following: 1) 1948 Bowman (186 cards w/52 different): condition ranges from Vg to Ex-Mt, averaging Vg-Ex/Ex overall. Keys: #26 Waterfield RC (Gd-Vg), 36 Turner RC (Gd), five 61 Wojciechowicz RC (two Vg, Gd-Vg, two Gd), 63 Pihos RC (no top border, otherwise Vg-Ex), two 99 Gilmer RC (Vg-Ex and Vg), 107 Luckman RC (Vg), and 108 Ray RC (90/10 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex). 2) 1950 Bowman (193 cards w/81 different): 88% range from Gd to Vg (includes a few slightly better), and 12% are slightly lesser. Keys: two #23 Van Buren (Gd-Vg and Gd), two 26 Lujack (Vg and Fr), three 27 Luckman (two Vg, one Gd), 43 Motley RC (Vg), 52 Hirsch RC (Gd-Vg), and 78 Lavelli RC (Gd). 3) 1951 Bowman Near-Complete Set (132 of 144 cards): Missing just twelve cards for completion (#10 Van Buren, 11, 12 Bednarik , 15 Lujack , 84, 89, 93, 103, 111, 117, 136, and 140 Nomellini). 95% range from Gd to Vg, and 5% are slightly lesser. Keys: #1 Humble RC (Vg), 2 Graham (trimmed), 4 Van Brocklin RC (Vg), 13 Turner (Vg), 20 Landry RC (Gd), 21 Weinmeister RC (Vg), 25 Walker (Pr), 32 Tittle (Gd), 34 Baugh (Gd), 40 Waterfield (Vg), 42 G. Davis (Vg), 46 Pihos (Fr), 56 Conerly (Gd-Vg), 62 Creekmur RC (Gd), 73 Lavelli (Vg), 75 Groza (Vg), 76 Hirsch (Gd), 91 Tunnell RC (Fr-Gd), 96 Stautner RC (Fr-Gd), 102 Layne (Pr), 105 Perry (Fr-Gd), 109 Motley (Fr-Gd), 130 Finks (Vg), 137 Trippi (Gd), and 144 Dudley (Fr). This is an extremely substantial "shoebox" collection of early Bowman football cards highlighted by many Hall of Famers. Total 511 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000.





SOLD FOR $2,350


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