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1948 to 1987 Topps, Bowman, Leaf, Fleer Football-Card Collection (1,923)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,998

Collection of 1,923 assorted low- to mid-grade 1948 to 1987 Topps, Bowman, Leaf, and Fleer gum football cards, highlighted by many key cards and Hall of Famers of the era (including 1948 Bowman #107 Sid Luckman, 1955 Topps All-American #37 Jim Thorpe, 1962 Topps #1 Johnny Unitas, 1965 Topps #123 Joe Namath rookie SGC VG 40, 1966 Philadelphia #38 Gale Sayers rookie, two 1976 Topps #148 Walter Payton rookies, three 1984 Topps #63 John Elway rookies, and three 1986 Topps #161 Jerry Rice rookies), most ranging in grade from Fr to Vg-Ex condition (with approximately equal representation at each grade) with the exception of a small percentage lesser, but also including many higher-grade cards as well (including many Ex and Ex-Mt). The collection consists of the following: 1940s and 1950s: 1) 1948 Bowman (12 cards): three #61 Wojciechowicz RC (Gd, Fr, Pr) and 107 Luckman RC (Vg). 2) 1949 Leaf (3 cards): #51 Kavanaugh (Fr), 79 Van Buren (Gd), 89 Waterfield (Pr). 3) 1950 Bowman (1 card): #26 Lujack (Fr). 4) 1951 Bowman (10 cards): #4 Van Brocklin RC (Vg), 32 Tittle (Fr), 42 Davis (Gd). 5) 1952 Bowman (4 cards): #1 Van Brocklin (Vg), 14 Brown (Vg), 28 Rote RC (Gd-Vg). 6) 1952 Bowman Large (3 cards): #75 Kuharich RC (Vg), 76 Clark (Vg), 77 Edwards (Ex). 7) 1954 Bowman (27 cards): #55 Gifford (Vg-Ex). 8) 1955 Bowman (31 cards): #44 Perry (Pr) and 62 Blanda (Vg). 9) 1955 Topps All-American (55 cards): two #1 Hickman (Gd and Fr), 29 Nomellini (Gd), 37 Thorpe (Gd), 38 Stagg RC (Gd), 52 Lujack (Gd), 63 Justice (Vg-Ex), 66 Kinard RC (Vg-Ex), 100 Henry RC (Pr). 10) 1956 Topps (44 cards): #5 Webster RC (Gd), 11 Blanda (Vg), 36 Donovan (Vg-Ex), 47 George RC (Vg), three 71 Jones RC (two Vg and Gd), 74 Nomellini (Vg-Ex), 78 Hirsch (Vg-Ex), 110 Perry (Pr), four 120 Vessels RC (three Vg and Gd). 11) 1957 Topps (34 cards): #1 LeBaron (Vg-Ex), 11 Brown (Gd), 14 Summerall (Vg), 35 Tunnell (Ex), 88 Gifford (Vg), 92 Stautner (Vg). 12) 1958 Topps (37 cards): two #10 Moore (both Vg-Ex), 66 Starr (Gd), 73 Gifford (Fr), 86 Tittle (Vg). 13) 1959 Topps (19 cards): #1 Unitas (Vg-Ex), 130 Tittle (no right border, otherwise Ex). 1960s:14) 1960 Fleer (1 card): #124 Kemp RC (Fr). 15) 1960 Topps (15 cards): #51 Starr (Gd) and 132 Redskins team (Vg). 16) 1961 Fleer (1 card): #23 Crow (Vg). 17) 1961 Topps (8 cards): two #58 Tittle (Vg and Gd). 18) 1962 Topps (139 cards): #1 Unitas (Fr), two 2 Moore (Vg-Ex and Vg), 21 Atkins (Gd), two 27 Renfro SP (both Pr), 41 Perkins RC (Pr), 62 Lyons team SP (Vg-Ex), 65 Moore SP (Vg-Ex), 68 Ringo SP (Fr), two 69 Thurston SP (both Pr), 70 Gregg (Fr), 77 Bratkowski SP (Pr), two 92 McElhenny SP (Vg-Ex and Gd), 94 Mason SP (Fr), 108 Robustelli (Fr), 116 McDonald (Fr), 120 Retzlaff (Gd), 140 Crow SP (Vg), three 141 Conrad SP (two Vg-Ex and Vg), 151 Kilmer RC (Fr), 152 Brodie (Vg-Ex), two 166 Mitchell (Vg and Fr), two 176 Checklist (unchecked, both Vg). 19) 1963 Topps (17 cards): two #86 Starr (both have no top border, otherwise Vg-Ex), 96 Nitschke RC (Fr), two 155 Wilson RC (Ex and Gd). 20) 1964 Philadelphia (11 cards): #3 Mackey RC (Fr), 30 Brown (Gd), two 51 Meredith (Gd and Pr), two 71 Adderly RC (Vg and Gd), 91 Olsen RC (Fr). 21) 1964 Topps (8 cards): #96 Dawson SP (Vg-Ex), 22) 1965 Philadelphia (2 cards). 23) 1965 Topps (2 cards): #122 Namath RC (SGC VG 40). 24) 1966 Philadelphia (522 cards): #38 Sayers RC (Pr). 25) 1967 Philadelphia (171 cards): #35 Sayers (Gd). 26) 1967 Topps (5 cards): #106 Biletnikoff (Pr). 27) 1968 Topps (34 cards): #1 Starr (Gd), two 65 Namath (Fr and Pr), 127 Butkus (Vg), 161 Tarkenton (Gd), 169 Maynard (Fr). 28) 1969 Topps (70 cards): #26 Piccolo RC (Ex), 51 Sayers (Gd), 100 Namath (Pr), two 120 Csonka RC (Gd and Pr), 139 Butkus (Vg), 150 Tarkenton (Vg-Ex). 1970s: 29) 1970 Topps (36 cards): three #30 Starr (Vg, and two Fr), 59 Page RC (Gd), two 90 OJ Simpson RC (Gd and Pr), two 150 Namath (Gd and Pr). 30) 1971 Topps (48 cards): #1 Unitas (Vg), 25 Butkus (Vg), 53 Smith (Ex), two 113 Houston RC (Vg and Fr), three 114 Lanier RC (two Vg-Ex and Fr), three 120 Tarkenton (Vg-Ex, Gd, Fr), 150 Sayers (Vg), 250 Namath (Pr). 31) 1972 Topps (81 cards): two #13 Riggins RC (Ex-Mt and Gd-Vg), three 55 Manning RC (Ex and two Vg), three 65 Plunkett RC (Vg-Ex, Vg, Gd), seven 93 Hendricks RC (Ex and six Vg), two 100 Namath (Gd and Pr), four 101 Greenwood RC (three Ex and Pr), 122 Staubach IA (both Vg), 150 Bradshaw (Vg-Ex), 165 Unitas (Ex), four 186 Upshaw RC (Ex and three Vg), two 240 Little RC (Ex and Vg), three 244 Joiner RC (Ex, Gd, Pr). 32) 1973 Topps (79 cards): nine #115 Ham RC (two Ex, five Vg, Fr, Pr), two 487 Stabler RC (Gd and Pr). 33) 1974 Topps (69 cards): two #105 Rashad RC (Gd and Vg), 219 Guy RC (Vg-Ex), four 383 Hannah RC (three Ex and Vg), 500 Staubach (badly miscut). 34) 1975 Topps (27 cards): #12 Blount RC (Ex), two 65 Pearson RC (both Ex-Mt), 145 Staubach (Vg), three 367 Fouts RC (Ex, Vg, Gd). 35) 1976 Topps (35 cards): two #148 Payton RC (Ex and Vg), 158 White RC (Vg), two 220 Lambert RC (Vg and Pr), two 395 Staubach (Vg-Ex and Vg), 427 Jones RC (Pr). 36) 1977 Topps (48 cards): four #29 Solomon RC (Ex-Mt and three Ex), four 45 Staubach (all Vg), three 50 Haynes RC (Ex-Mt, Ex, Vg-Ex), three 99 Webster RC (two Ex and Vg-Ex), five 146 Carson RC (three Ex-Mt, Ex, Vg-Ex). 37) 1978 Topps (43 cards): two #200 Payton (both Vg), six 315 Dorsett RC (Ex and five Vg), four 320 Stallworth (Vg-Ex and three Pr). 38) 1979 Topps (66 cards): two #308 Newsome RC (Ex and Vg), three 310 Lofton RC (two Ex and Fr), six 390 Campbell RC (Vg-Ex, three Vg, two Pr), three 480 Payton (Vg-Ex and two Vg). 1980s: 39) 1980 Topps (14 cards): two #225 Simms RC (both Ex). 40) 1981 Topps (25 cards): three #194 Monk RC (two Ex-Mt and Ex). 41) 1982 Topps (12 cards): three #486 Lott RC (two Vg-Ex and Vg). 42) 1983 Topps (8 cards): #294 Allen RC (Vg). 43) 1984 Topps (31 cards): three #63 Elway RC (Ex-Mt, Vg-Ex, Vg), 111 Long RC (Gd), three 280 Dickerson RC (two Ex-Mt and Pr). 44) 1985 Topps (32 cards): two #24 Dent RC (Ex-Mt and Ex). 45) 1986 Topps (41 cards): three #161 Jerry Rice RC (Ex-Mt, Ex, Vg-Ex), two 275 White RC (Ex-Mt and Ex), 374 Young RC (Nr/Mt), two 389 Smith RC (Ex-Mt and Ex). 46) 1987 Topps (12 cards): two #45 Flutie RC (both Ex-Mt) and 362 Kelly RC (Ex-Mt). Spanning forty years, and including cards from forty-two different sets, this is truly a collection unto itself. Total: 1,923. Reserve $500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,998


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