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Collection of 1948-1969 Bowman, Leaf, and Topps Football - Complete and Partial Sets (15 sets, 1,615 cards)

Starting Bid - $1,500, Sold For - $7,703

Collection of fifteen complete or partially complete football sets, spanning the years 1948 through 1969, issued by Bowman (1948, 1955), Leaf (1949), and Topps (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1969). Also included are four 1894 N302 Mayo's Cut Plug football cards. The collection consists of the following: 1) 1894 N302 Mayo's Cut Plug (4 cards): Holly/Princeton (slight trim, o/w Gd-Vg), Trenchard/Princeton (Fr), Ward/Princeton (Fr-Gd), and Wheeler/Princeton (Gd). 2) 1948 Bowman partial set (78 of 108 cards plus one duplicate for a total of 79 cards): 35% range in grade from Vg-Ex to Ex, and 65% lesser grades (including a few with a slight trim). Keys: #1 Tereshinski RC (Fr), 3 Lujack RC (Pr), 12 Conerly RC (Ex), 17 Trippi RC (Gd), two 22 Baugh RC (Vg and Gd), 61 Wojciechowicz RC (Vg), 107 Luckman RC (Gd), and 108 Ray RC (Pr). 3) 1949 Leaf partial set (7 of 49 cards plus one duplicate for a total of 8 cards): #13 Thompson (Gd-Vg), two 16 Trippi (both Ex), 22 Dudley (Vg), 32 (Vg), 38 (Vg-Ex), 49 Conerly (Vg-EX), and 126 (Vg). 4) 1955 Bowman complete set (160 cards): 30% range in grade from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), and 70% lesser grades (including a few with a slight trim). Keys: #1 Walker (slight trim, o/w Vg), 7 Gifford (possible slight trim, o/w Nr/Mt), 70 Ringo RC (Vg), 71 Layne (slight trim, o/w Vg), 72 Tittle (slight trim, o/w Ex), 101 St. Clair RC (top border trimmed off), 119 Gatski RC (slight trim, o/w Vg), and 152 Landry (slight trim, o/w Gd-Vg). 5) 1955 Topps All-American complete set (100 cards): 40% range in grade from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), and 60% Vg or slightly lesser grades. Keys: #1 Hickman (Vg-Ex), 6 Kinnick RC (Fr), 12 Graham (Gd), 16 Rockne (Vg), 20 Baugh (Vg), 21 White (Vg-Ex), 27 Grange (Vg), 37 Thorpe (1/99 L/R, o/w Vg/Vg-Ex), 68 Four Horsemen (Gd), 85 Luckman (Vg), 97 Hutson RC (Vg-Ex/Ex), 98 Feathers (Vg), and 100 Henry RC (Vg). 6) 1956 Topps near-complete set (97 of 120 cards): 20% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 40% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 40% lesser grades (including a few with a slight trim). Keys: #6 Van Brocklin (Nr/Mt), 49 LeBaron SP (Gd), 53 Gifford (Gd), 58 Matson SP (Ex), 60 Moore RC (Gd-Vg), 86 Tittle (Ex-Mt), and 116 Layne (Vg). 7) 1957 Topps complete set minus one (154 cards, no checklist): Missing only the checklist. 30% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 50% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 20% lesser grades. Keys: #119 Starr RC (90/10 L/R and 20/80 T/B, o/w Nr/Mt), 138 Unitas RC (ink mark on back, o/w Ex-Mt), and 151 Hornung RC (Vg). 8) 1958 Topps complete set (132 cards): Ex overall (with a few lesser). Many of the cards have gum stains. Keys: #22 Unitas (Ex), 62 Brown RC (Ex), 66 Starr (Ex), 90 Jurgensen RC (Vg). 9) 1959 Topps partial set (80 of 176 cards): 65% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), and 35% lesser grades. Keys: #1 Unitas (Ex), 10 Brown (Ex), 20 Gifford (Ex-Mt), 23 Starr (Ex), and 82 Hornung (Ex). 10) 1960 Topps near-complete set (113 of 132 cards): 30% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 25% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 45% lesser grades. Keys: #54 Hornung (Nr/Mt-Mt), 74 Gifford (Ex-Mt), 93 Layne (Nr/Mt-Mt), 113 Tittle (Gd), and 132 Redskins team (Ex). 11) 1961 Topps complete set minus two (196 of 198 cards): Missing just two commons (#178 and 187) for completion. 80% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (including a few Nr/Mt-Mt), and 20% lesser grades. Keys: #1 Unitas (Vg-Ex), 40 Hornung (Ex), 59 Brodie RC (Nr/Mt), 71 Brown (Vg-Ex), 150 Maynard RC (10/90 L/R, o/w Ex), 166 Kemp (Ex-Mt), 182 Otto RC (Vg), and 198 Checklist (Ex). 12) 1962 Topps partial set (59 of 176 cards): 80% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt), and 20% lesser grades. Keys: #1 Unitas (Nr/Mt), 17 Ditka RC (Ex), 28 Brown (Nr/Mt), 36 Davis RC (Ex-Mt), 39 Meredith SP (Ex), 63 Starr SP (Ex), and 90 Tarkenton RC (Vg). 13) 1963 Topps complete set (170 cards): 80% Ex to Ex-Mt (includes a few Nr/Mt), and 20% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 Unitas (1/99 T/B, o/w Ex-Mt), 14 Brown SP (Vg-Ex), 62 Ditka (Ex), 74 Meredith SP (Vg), 82 Lilly RC (Ex), 86 Starr (Vg), 96 Nitschke RC (Ex), 98 Tarkenton (Ex), and 170 Checklist (Ex). 14) 1966 Topps partial set (86 of 132 cards plus one duplicate for a total of 87 cards): 70% Ex to Ex-Mt (includes a few slightly better), and 30% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #26 Kemp (Ex-Mt), 48 Blanda (Ex-Mt), 67 Dawson (Ex-Mt), two 96 Namath (both Ex-Mt), 104 Biletnikoff (Ex-Mt), and 119 Alworth (Ex-Mt). 15) 1967 Topps partial set (76 of 132 cards): 75% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 25% lesser grades. Keys: #61 Dawson (Ex-Mt), 82 McDaniel RC (Vg), 98 Namath (Pr), 106 Biletnikoff (Ex), and 123 Alworth (Vg-Ex/Ex). 16) 1969 Topps partial set (98 of 263 cards plus two duplicates for a total of 100 cards): 70% Ex to Ex-Mt (includes a few slightly better), and 30% lesser grades. Keys: #25 Unitas (Vg), two 26 Piccolo RC (Nr/Mt and Ex-Mt), 51 Sayers (Ex), two 100 Namath (Ex and Vg), and 120 Csonka RC (Ex). Total 1,615 cards (representing sixteen different key football issues). Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000+. SOLD FOR $7,703


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