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1948 to 1951 Leaf and Bowman Original-Owner Collection (71) Including 17 HOFers

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $5,036

Original-owner collection of seventy-one football cards from three different early football issues, highlighted by seventeen Hall of Famers. This a very sharp-looking group of cards, carefully preserved for decades in the family of the collector who saved these cards directly from packs in the year of issue. Each card is bright and crisp with bold colors, white borders, and sharp corners. We have selected five cards to be graded by SGC. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1948 Leaf (5 cards): #1 Luckman RC (HOF, VG 40, appears Ex), 25 (Nr/Mt), 26 Waterfield RC (HOF, NM 84), 27 (Nr/Mt), and 28 (Ex/Mt). 2) 1950 Bowman (36 cards): #1 Walker (HOF, Nr/Mt), 2, 3, 6 Groza RC (HOF, NM 84), 7, 8 Speedie RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 14, 15 Younger RC (Nr/Mt+), 16 Davis RC (Nr/Mt+), 20, 21, 22, 28 Turner (HOF, Nr/Mt-Mt), 29 Dudley (HOF, Ex+), 37 Layne (HOF, Ex), 38, 39, 61, 62, 63, 81 Rote RC (Ex), two 82, 83, 103 Conerly (Nr/Mt-Mt), 104, 105, 127, 128 Finks RC (HOF, Nr/Mt, small stain on front), 129 Trippi (HOF, Nr/Mt), 130, 131, 132 Bednarik (HOF, Ex/Mt), 133, 134 Pihos (HOF, Ex+), and 135. The balance grades Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt with a few lesser due to centering. 3) 1951 Bowman (30 cards): #2 Graham (HOF, Ex/Mt+), 3, 4 Van Brocklin RC (HOF, NM/MT 88), 5, 6 Fears (HOF, NM/MT 88), 7, 8, 9, 10 Van Buren (HOF, Vg), 55, 56 Conerly (Nr/Mt+), 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62 Creekmur RC (HOF, Nr/Mt), 63, 82, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 134, 135, 136, 137 Trippi (HOF, Nr/Mt+), 138, and 139. The balance grade Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt with two lesser due to centering. This is an outstanding group of cards in exceptional condition and containing numerous highlights. The equivalent SMR value for just four of the five graded cards (not including the Luckman or the sixty-six ungraded cards!) is $1,775. Total: 71 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $5,036


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