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Lot # 1494 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1950 and 1953 Bowman Football Original-Owner Collection (160)

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,540.50

Original-owner collection of 160 early football cards, consisting of ninety-five 1950 Bowman and sixty-five 1953 Bowman cards. Among this totally unpicked collection are twenty-eight Hall of Famers, including several key rookie cards, highlighted by Otto Graham. Keys: 1950 Bowman: #1 Walker (Pr), two 9 Canadeo RC (both Ex+), 17 Waterfield (Vg-Ex), 43 Motley RC (Ex), two 51 Fears RC (Vg-Ex and Vg), 45 Graham RC (Vg-Ex), 78 Lavelli RC (Ex), 97 Connor (Ex), 128 Finks RC (Vg), 129 Trippi (Ex), and 132 Bednarik (Ex). 1953 Bowman: #9 Motley (Ex), two 11 Van Brocklin (both Vg-Ex), three 15 Lavelli (Nr/Mt+, Ex, and Vg-Ex), 21 Layne (Fr), 34 Creekmur (0/100 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 36 Fears (0/100 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), two 37 Connor (Ex-Mt and Vg-Ex), 53 Tunnell (Ex), 56 Tittle (paper loss on front, otherwise Ex-Mt), and two 95 Groza (both Ex). Condition on the ninety-five 1950 Bowman cards (seventy-one different) is 90% Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt, averaging Ex, and 10% lesser. Condition on the sixty-five 1953 Bowman cards (thirty-seven different) is 8% Ex-Mt, 38% Ex, 46% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 8% lesser. An attractive and substantial group of classic early 1950s football cards, with many highlights, representing an original childhood collection. Total: 160 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,540.50

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