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Lot # 1603 (1603 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1950s Bowman and Topps Football Shoebox Collection (518 cards) Including 112 Hall of Famers

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,800

Presented is a substantial collection of 518 cards from ten 1950s Bowman and Topps football issues. This impressive collection is highlighted by an amazing 112 Hall of Famers, including George Blanda, Y. A. Tittle, and Bart Starr. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1950 Bowman (18 cards): Overall condition of commons is Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, with stars slightly lesser due to centering. Keys: #27 Luckman (trimmed, otherwise Ex+), 100 Baugh (Vg-Ex), 132 Bednarik (Ex), and 134 Pihos (Vg-Ex). 2) 1951 Bowman (5 cards): Condition is Vg-Ex to Ex with one PSA NM 7 (#68). 3) 1952 Bowman Large (98 cards): Overall condition is Vg-Ex to Ex with thirty lower (including a few trimmed). Keys: #1 Van Brocklin SP (Vg), 3 Walker (Vg-Ex), 4 Owen RC (Vg+), two 12 Trippi (both Ex), 13 Fears (Ex), 14 Brown RC (Vg-Ex), two 16 Gifford RC (Ex and Vg), two 17 Tittle (Vg-Ex+ and 5/95 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 19 Connor SP (Vg+), 29 McElhenny RC (Vg-Ex), 37 Hirsch SP (Ex), 39 Tunnell (Ex), two 46 Donovan RC SP (Ex and Gd+), 48 Halas RC (Ex), 57 Millner RC (Vg+), 61 Richter RC (Vg), 85 Robustelli RC (Vg-Ex), 125 Nomellini (Ex), 127 Matson RC SP (Vg-Ex), and 128 Lavelli (no top border, otherwise Ex-Mt). 4) 1952 Bowman Small (21 cards): Overall condition is Vg-Ex to Ex with four lower (including two trimmed). Keys: Two #2 Graham (both Ex), 10 Bednarik (slight trim, otherwise Ex), 12 Trippi (Vg), 29 McElhenny RC (Ex), 30 Baugh (Vg+), 45 S. Van Buren (Ex+), 48 Halas RC (Vg-Ex), 92 Pihos (Ex-Mt), and 125 Nomellini (Ex). 5) 1953 Bowman (7 cards): Overall condition is Ex to Ex-Mt with one Vg. Key: #56 Tittle (Ex-Mt). 6) 1954 Bowman (1 card): #10 (Nr/Mt). 7) 1955 Bowman (160 cards): Overall condition is Vg-Ex to Ex with thirty-five lower (including many measuring small). Keys: #1 Walker (Vg-Ex), two 2 McCormack RC (Vg and possible slight trim, otherwise Ex), 10 Pihos (Ex), two 14 Ford RC (Ex-Mt and Vg), two 25 Matson (Ex and Vg-Ex), three 28 Christiansen (Ex-Mt, Ex+, and Vg-Ex+), two 36 Stanfel RC (both Vg-Ex), two 37 Groza (Ex+ and Ex), 62 Blanda (Vg-Ex+), 82 Richter (possible slight trim, otherwise Vg-Ex), 104 Nomellini (Ex), 112 Creekmur (next card shows, otherwise Nr/Mt), two 121 Robustelli (Ex and Vg+), 134 Stautner (no top border, otherwise Nr/Mt), 136 Tunnell (Vg-Ex+), 139 Trippi (Ex-Mt), and 152 Landry (Ex+). 8) 1955 Topps All-American (72 cards): Overall condition is Ex to Nr/Mt with a dozen lower. Keys: #1 (PSA EX 5), 10 Dudley (Ex), 16 Rockne (Ex-Mt), two 28 Hein RC SP (Ex-Mt and Ex+), two 29 Nomellini SP (Vg-Ex and Vg+), 36 Edwards SP (Nr/Mt), 64 Friedman (Ex-Mt+), 84 Parker RC SP (Ex), two 85 Luckman (Ex-Mt and Gd+), 97 Hutson RC SP (Ex-Mt), and 100 Henry RC SP (Ex). 9) 1956 Topps (17 cards): Overall condition is Ex to Ex-Mt with one lower. Keys: #8 Creekmur (slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt), 9 Groza (Nr/Mt), 11 Blanda (Ex-Mt), 50 McElhenny (Ex+), 53 Gifford (Ex), 60 Moore RC (Ex), 78 Hirsch (Ex+), 105 McCormack (Ex), 116 Layne (Ex), and November 25 Contest B (Ex). Other Graded Cards: #32 (PSA NM7) and 104 (PSA EX-MT 6). 10) 1957 Topps (119 cards): Overall condition is Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt with twenty Vg-Ex to Ex. Keys: #3 McCormack (Nr/Mt), 6 Nomellini (Nr/Mt), 10 Richter (Nr/Mt+), two 11 Brown (PSA NM 7 and Nr/Mt-Mt ), 15 Butler RC (Nr/Mt), 20 Creekmur (Nr/Mt+), 22 Van Brocklin (Ex+), 30 Tittle (PSA NM 7), two 32 Layne (Nr/Mt-Mt and Nr/Mt), two 35 Tunnell (Nr/Mt+ and Nr/Mt), 46 Hirsch (Nr/Mt), 65 Donovan (Nr/Mt+), 68 Lary RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 71 Robustelli (Ex-Mt), 85 Lane RC (Ex), 88 Gifford (Nr/Mt+), 92 Stautner (Nr/Mt), 94 Berry RC (Ex+), two 96 S. Jones (Nr/Mt and Ex-Mt), 115 Starr RC (PSA VG-EX 4), 128 Moore (Nr/Mt-Mt), and 129 Perry (Nr/Mt). Other Graded Cards: #42 (PSA EX 5), 58b (PSA NM-MT 8 [OC]), 63 (PSA NM 7), 100 (PSA EX-MT 6), 112 (PSA EX-MT 6), 116 (PSA NM 7), 125 (PSA EX-MT 6), 135 (PSA NM 7), and 144 (PSA NM 7). This lot has tremendous break value! Many of the key cards have been slightly downgraded due to centering issues. This is a very impressive collection of football cards from eleven classic 1950s sets with countless highlights! Total: 518 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $4,800


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