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1954-1964 Topps and Bowman Football Complete Set Collection (9 sets, 1,321 cards)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $5,629

Collection of nine complete football sets (except for 1955 and 1956 Topps, both missing one card), spanning the years 1954 through 1964, issued by Bowman (1954 and 1955), and Topps (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1964): 1) 1954 Bowman complete set (128 cards): 15% Ex, and 85% Vg to Vg-Ex (with a few slightly lesser). Keys: #4 Atkins RC (Gd), 8 Van Brocklin (Vg), 23 Blanda RC (Ex), 40 Graham (Vg-Ex), 42 Tittle (Vg-Ex), 53 Layne (Fr), 55 Gifford (Vg), 76 Nomellini (Vg), and 128 Lattner (Vg). 2) 1955 Bowman complete set (160 cards): 60% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 40% range from Gd to Vg (with a few slightly lesser). Keys: #1 Walker (Vg), 7 Gifford (Ex), 8 Ameche RC (Vg), 32 Van Brocklin (Ex-Mt), 42 Johnson RC (Vg), 52 Summerall RC (Pr), 62 Blanda (Ex), 70 Ringo RC (Gd-Vg), 71 Layne (Vg-Ex), 72 Tittle (Gd-Vg), 75 McElhenny (Vg-Ex), 101 St. Clair RC (Vg), 104 Nomellini (Vg), 119 Gatski (Fr), 136 Tunnell (Ex/Ex-Mt), 139 Trippi (Vg), 152 Landry (Gd), and 158 Bednarik (Vg). 3) 1955 Topps complete set minus one (99 of 100 cards): Missing only one common (#3) for completion. 40% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 60% range from Gd to Vg (with a few slightly lesser). Keys: #1 Hickman (Gd), 6 Kinnick RC (Gd), 12 Graham (Gd), 16 Rockne (Pr), 20 Baugh (Vg), 21 White (Vg-Ex), 27 Grange (Gd-Vg), 37 Thorpe (Gd), 68 Four Horsemen (Gd), 85 Luckman (Gd), 97 Hutson RC (Vg), 98 Feathers (Gd), and 100 Henry RC (Pr). 4) 1956 Topps complete set minus one (120 cards, no checklist): Missing only the checklist. 85% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt, and 15% Vg with a few slightly lesser. Keys: #1 Carson SP (Vg-Ex), 11 Blanda (Vg), 22 Cardinals Team SP (Gd), 53 Gifford (Ex), 58 Matson SP (Vg), 60 Moore RC (Vg-Ex), and 61 Redskins Team SP (Vg). 5) 1957 Topps complete set (154 cards): 85% Ex to Ex-Mt (with a few Nr/Mt), and 15% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 LeBaron (Ex), 88 Gifford (Ex-Mt), 94 Berry RC (Ex), 119 Starr RC (Vg-Ex), 138 Unitas RC (Ex-Mt), and 151 Hornung RC (Vg-Ex). 6) 1958 Topps complete set (132 cards): 65% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 35% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #22 Unitas (Ex), 62 Brown RC (slight trim), 66 Starr (Ex-Mt), and 90 Jurgensen RC (Ex). 7) 1959 Topps complete set (176 cards): 60% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 40% Vg to Vg-Ex. (with a couple slightly lesser). Keys: #1 Unitas (Gd-Vg), 10 Brown (Vg-Ex), 23 Starr (Vg), and 82 Hornung (Vg-Ex). 8) 1962 Topps complete set (176 cards): 80% Ex to Ex-Mt (with a few slightly better), and 20% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 Unitas (Vg), 17 Ditka RC (Vg), 28 Brown (Ex), 36 Davis RC (Ex), 39 Meredith SP (Vg+), 63 Starr SP (Ex-Mt), 64 Hornung SP (Ex), 76 Checklist SP (checked, otherwise Vg-Ex), 88 Gabriel SP (Ex), 90 Tarkenton RC (recolored on bottom border, otherwise Nr/Mt), and 176 Checklist (checked, otherwise Vg). 9) 1964 Topps complete set (176 cards): 60% Ex to Ex-Mt (includes a few slightly better), 40% range from Gd to Vg-Ex (averaging Vg). Keys: #30 Kemp (Vg), 31 Lamonica RC (Vg-Ex), 68 Blanda (Ex), 96 Dawson (Gd), and 176 Checklist (checked, otherwise Vg). Total 1,321 cards representing nine complete sets. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500++.
SOLD FOR $5,629


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