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1950 Bowman Football Complete Set (144)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,015

75% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (with a few Nr/Mt), 25% range from Gd to Vg. This is a very attractive, bright, clean complete set of this classic early 1950s Bowman football series, highlighted by rookie cards of Hall of Famers Y.A. Tittle and Otto Graham. We have selected six cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. Keys: #1 Walker (Vg), 5 Tittle RC (EX/NM 80), 6 Groza RC (Vg-Ex), 16 Davis RC (Gd), 17 Waterfield (Gd), 23 Van Buren (Ex), 26 Lujack (EX 60), 27 Luckman (Ex-Mt), 35 Perry RC (Vg), 37 Layne (EX/NM 80), 43 Motley RC (Vg-Ex), 45 Graham RC (VG/EX 50), 51 Fears RC (Vg-Ex), 52 Hirsch RC (NM 84), 78 Lavelli RC (Ex-Mt), 100 Baugh (NM+ 86), 103 Conerly (Vg-Ex), and 132 Bednarik (Gd). Sharp-looking complete set from the early 1950s, loaded with all of the great stars and Hall of Famers of the era. Extremely attractive complete mid-grade sets such as this one represent a particularly outstanding value. They are always highly sought after (perhaps in part because assembling a set like this one card at a time would cost so much more; and there is always a ready market to sell attractive relatively affordable complete vintage sets; and the set can even be broken up and sold separately if desired, the equivalent of a built-in "insurance policy" with reference to value). The equivalent SMR value for just five of the graded cards (not including Graham's rookie graded VG/EX 50 and the 138 ungraded cards) is $885. Total: 144 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,015

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