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1955 Topps All-American Football Near-Complete Master Set (96/102): #3 PSA Registry (8.51 GPA!)

Starting Bid - $10,000, Sold For - $23,500

Presented is an extraordinary ultra high-grade near-complete master set of 1955 Topps All-American football cards, missing just six cards for completion (#1 Hickman, 6 Kinnick, 37 Thorpe, 68 Four Horsemen, 85 Luckman, and 97 Hutson, all of which are offered as separate lots in this auction). This is by far the finest set of this popular issue we have ever offered. This set is listed on the PSA Set Registry. It is the third-highest graded set, with an incredible average grade of 8.51. All ninety-six cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA, as follows: twenty-eight MINT 9s, seven NM-MT+ 8.5s, and sixty-one NM-MT 8s. This classic set features legendary Hall of Famers Knute Rockne, Red Grange, Otto Graham, Sammy Baugh, and many more. The PSA grades are as follows: Twenty-eight MINT 9: #10 Dudley, 12 Graham, 13, 15, 16 Rockne, 17, 20 Baugh, 21 White (correct bio), 25, 26, 27 Grange, 29 Nomellini, 30, 34, 36, 42, 44, 54, 55, 57, 61, 66 Kinard (RC), 73, 77, 87, 94, 95, and 96. Seven NM-MT+ 8.5: #9, 28 Hein (RC), 39, 53, 64 Friedman, 89, and 93. Sixty-one NM-MT 8: #2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14a (correct bio), 14b (White bio), 18, 19 Smith, 21b White (Tinsley bio), 22, 23, 24 Strong, 31, 32, 33, 35 Harmon (RC), 38 Stagg (RC), 40, 41, 43, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 Lujack, 56 Nevers (RC), 58, 59 Blanchard (RC), 60, 62, 63, 65, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82 Wojciechowicz, 83, 84 Parker (RC), 86, 88, 90, 91, 92, 98 Feathers (SP), 99, and 100 Henry (RC). This set has been assembled with great care and an uncompromising commitment to quality, with a concern for all factors, but with a special consideration to centering, which is evident throughout the entire set. This incredible set (minus 6) is without question one of the finest 1955 Topps All-American football sets ever assembled in the history of collecting. The total SMR value for the individual cards is $28,080. Total: 96 cards. Reserve $10,000. Estimate $20,000+. SOLD FOR $23,500


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