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1948-1952 W468 Football Exhibits Near-Complete Set (57/59) Plus 26 Duplicates

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,920

Offered is a very attractive near-complete set of 1948-1952 W468 Exhibits Football cards, one of the most substantial, yet perhaps most overlooked, vintage football sets from the postwar era. This near-complete set includes numerous Hall of Famers and short prints that make this set so difficult to complete. Missing only two short prints (Horvath and Wedemeyer) for completion. Also included are twenty-six duplicates for a total of eighty-three cards. The classic Bowman sets from the era have naturally always been on all football-card collectors' radar, but there is little else in the way of major football sets from these key years (1948-1952). The Exhibit card series is a rare exception. Issued over three years (1948-1951) by the Exhibit Supply Co. of Chicago, this black-and-white football-card set features many of the greatest legends of the day. The cards produced in 1951 were also issued in sepia-tone in 1952. (The cards in this set are all black and white and include the short-prints unique to 1948-1951. Four cards from among the duplicates are sepia-tone.) Condition ranges from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), with a few Vg. Condition of the duplicates is Vg-Ex overall, with five lesser. Keys: Two Baugh (Vg-Ex+ and Vg), Bednarik SP (Ex), Cifers SP (Ex), Comp SP (Vg+), two Coulter SP (Vg-Ex and Fr), Davis SP (Ex), Dudley (Vg-Ex+), two Graham (Ex and Vg-Ex+), Hoerner SP (Vg-Ex+), Jacobs SP (Vg-Ex+), Johnson SP (Ex), Justice SP (Ex), Leforce SP (Vg), Luckman (Vg-Ex), Lujack (Vg-Ex), Mastrangelo SP (Vg+), Perry SP (Vg-Ex+), Pihos (Ex), Pritko SP (Gd/Vg), Ruby SP (Ex), Schlinkman SP (Vg-Ex), Tittle (Vg-Ex+), and Van Buren (Ex). This is a crisp, consistent, and extremely attractive complete set of one of the most overlooked of all football issues. Total: 83 cards (57 different plus 26 duplicates).  Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,920

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