1948 to 1975 Bowman, Fleer, Leaf and Topps Football Shoebox Collection (767) Including 160+ Hall of Famers

Sold For: $3,600

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1841

Item Year: 1948

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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Substantial shoebox collection of 767 cards from eighteen different football-card sets spanning the years 1948 to 1975. This collection is highlighted by more than 160 Hall of Famers. Thirty-eight cards are professionally graded by PSA.

1) 1948 Leaf (5 cards): Two #6 Layne RC (90/10 L/R, otherwise Ex and Vg), 34 Baugh RC (Vg), 37 Connor RC (Fr), and 86 De Moss (Vg-Ex). 2) 1948 Bowman (20 cards): Including 18 different. Condition is three Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, eight Vg-Ex to Ex, three Fr to Vg, and six trimmed. Keys: #36 Turner RC (slight trim, otherwise Vg), 61 Wojciechowicz RC (Ex), 75 Magnani (PSA NM-MT 8 [PD]), and 107 Luckman RC (pencil on back, otherwise Fr-Gd). 3) 1949 Leaf (25 cards): Including 19 different. Condition is fifteen Ex to Ex-Mt and ten lesser (including a few that measure small). Keys: Two #16 Trippi (both Vg-Ex), 22 Dudley (Gd), two 28 Pihos (Ex and Vg-Ex+), 67 Layne (85/15 L/R, otherwise Ex), 79 Van Buren (Vg), and 150 Turner (Pr). 4) 1957 Topps (6 cards): #40 Brewster (Ex-Mt), 45 Knafelc (Nr/Mt), 57 Carmichael (NM 7), 146 Larson (Vg), 147 Ford (Ex-Mt), and 153 Svoboda (Ex-Mt). 5) 1958 Topps (9 cards): #12 Ameche (Ex+), 42 Tunnell (Nr/Mt), 44 Marchibroda (Ex), 109 Eagles (Nr/Mt), 114 Galimore (Ex-Mt), 117 Dupre (Nr/Mt+), 129 Blanda (Nr/Mt), 132 Bosseler (Nr/Mt), and Felt Initial Card (Gd). 6) 1959 Topps (49 cards): Including 37 different. Condition is 49% Nr/Mt or better and 51% Ex to Ex-Mt (including four lower). Keys: #23 Starr (Vg-Ex), 65 Conerly (Nr/Mt+), 82 Hornung (Ex), 98 Packers (Nr/Mt+), four 100 Moore (two Ex-Mt, Ex, and slight trim, otherwise Nr/Mt), 103 Karras (NM-MT 8), two 109 Marchetti (NM 7 and Vg-Ex), four 114 Brown (two Nr/Mt and two Ex-Mt), 116 Kramer RC (NM 7), three 130 Tittle (Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, and Vg-Ex+), 131 Lary (Ex-Mt), 147 Robustelli (Nr/Mt), 148 Wilson (EX-MT+ 6.5), three 155 Jim Taylor RC (Nr/Mt+ and two Ex-Mt+), 156 Crow (MINT 9[PD]), 164 Morrow (NM+ 7.5), 174 Richardson (NM-MT 8), and 176 Tracy (Ex-Mt). 7) 1960 Topps (59 cards): Including 54 different. Condition is 50% Nr/Mt or better and 50% Ex to Ex-Mt (including five lower). Keys: #3 Moore (Ex), 4 Berry (Vg+), 20 Atkins (Nr/Mt), 25 Mitchell (Ex), 41 Morrall (Nr/Mt), 51 Starr (Nr/Mt), 56 Gregg (Ex-Mt), 57 Ringo (Nr/Mt+), 74 Gifford (Gd+), two 80 Huff (Ex-Mt and slight trim, otherwise Ex-Mt), 93 Layne (Ex+), 100 Tarasovic (NM 7), 101 Stautner (Vg-Ex), 113 Tittle (Nr/Mt), 114 Perry (Ex-Mt), and 131 Toneff (NM-MT 8). 8) 1961 Topps (4 cards): #39 Starr (Vg), 40 Hornung (Vg+), 95 Jurgensen (Ex+), and 170 Peters (Nr/Mt+). 9) 1963 Fleer (72 cards): All different; near-complete set of 72 out of 88. Condition is 37% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 53% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 10% lesser. Keys: #16 Shaw RC (Ex-Mt), 46 Blanda (Ex), 72 Otto (Ex-Mt), 79 Kemp (Nr/Mt), and 86 Ladd RC (Nr/Mt+). 10) 1963 Topps (47 cards): Including 44 different. Condition is 57% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt and 43% Vg-Ex to Ex. Keys: #17 McCormack (Ex+), 24 Browns (Ex-Mt+), 33 Lary (Nr/Mt), 37 Gabriel (Ex-Mt), 59 Huff (Ex-Mt), 62 Ditka (Ex), 74 Meredith (Vg-Ex), 82 Lilly RC (Ex), 86 Starr (Ex+), 89 Gregg (Ex+), 91 Ringo (Ex-Mt+), 93 Jordan (Ex-Mt), 103 McElhenny (Ex-Mt), 110 Jurgensen (Ex-Mt), 155 Wilson RC (Nr/Mt), and 158 Snead (Ex-Mt+). 11) 1965 Philadelphia (77 cards): All different. Condition is 13% Nr/Mt, 71% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 16% lesser. Keys: #41 Warfield RC (Vg-Ex+), 47 Lilly (Ex+), 49 McDonald (Ex-Mt), 53 Renfro (Ex+), 63 Lary (Ex-Mt), 64 LeBeau (Ex+), 71 Packers (Ex+), 72 Adderly (Vg-Ex), 73 Davis (Ex-Mt+), 75 Gregg (Ex-Mt), 77 Jordan (Ex-Mt+), 79 Nitschke (Ex), 81 Starr (Ex-Mt), 82 Taylor (Ex-Mt), 83 Wood (Ex), 84 Packers’ Play – Lombardi (Vg+), 87 Gabriel (Ex-Mt+), 88 Grier (Nr/Mt-Mt), 89 Jones (Ex-Mt), 94 Olsen (Ex+), 110 Tarkenton (Ex-Mt+), 111 Tingelhoff (80/20 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 138 Ringo (Nr/Mt), and 139 Snead (Ex-Mt). 12) 1966 Topps (56 cards): All different. Condition is 19% Ex-Mt, 72% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 9% lesser. Keys: #26 Kemp (Vg+), 29 Shaw (Ex), 48 Blanda (Vg), 75 O. Taylor RC (Ex), 96 Namath (Vg-Ex), and 128 Mix (Ex). 13) 1967 Philadelphia (4 cards): #9 Rushing (EX-MT 6), 23 Unitas (VG-EX 4), 35 Sayers (VG 3), and 46 Warfield (VG-EX 4). 14) 1968 Topps (268 cards): Including a near-complete set of 199 out of 219. Condition is 24% Nr/Mt (including a few better), 49% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 27% lesser. Keys: Two #1 Starr (EX 5 and Vg), two 25 Meredith (both Ex), two 35 Mitchell (Nr/Mt and Ex-Mt), two 49 Warfield (Nr/Mt and Ex), 55 Checklist (Vg-Ex), 60 Hart RC (Ex), 61 Johnson (Ex), 62 Hanburger (Vg-Ex), three 65 Namath (Ex, Vg-Ex, and color added to corners, otherwise Vg-Ex), 74 Mackey (Nr/Mt), two 75 Sayers (Ex and Vg+), two 76 Hickerson (both Ex-Mt), 77 Reeves (Nr/Mt-Mt), 86 Smith (Ex), 88 Jurgensen (Vg-Ex), two 89 Mix (Ex-Mt+ and Ex), 93 Bell (Ex+), 99 McDonald (Ex+), two Unitas (Nr/Mt-Mt and Vg-Ex+), three 103 Hayes (Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, and Vg), 124 Buoniconti (Ex-Mt), 125 Vanderkelen (NM 7), two 127 Butkus (Ex+ and Vg-Ex), 129 Renfro (Nr/Mt-Mt), 131 Adderly (Ex), 139 Brodie (Nr/Mt), 142 Blanda (Ex+), two 149 Kemp (Vg-Ex and miscut, otherwise Vg-Ex), 155 Morton RC (Ex), 157 Nitschke (Vg-Ex+), 160 Taylor (Ex-Mt), 161 Tarkenton (Nr/Mt), two 162 Ditka (Ex-Mt and Vg+), 164 Wilson (Nr/Mt), 166 Krause (Vg-Ex), 168 Biletnikoff (Ex), 171 Dawson (Ex-Mt+), 173 Little RC (Ex), 181 Lilly (Ex-Mt), 193 Alworth (Nr/Mt-Mt), and 215 Ryan (NM-MT 8). 15) 1969 Topps (3 cards): #48 Stofa (Ex-Mt), 55 Nitschke (VG-EX+ 4.5), and 125 Gabriel (EX 5). 16) 1971 Topps (52 cards): Including 51 different. Condition is 50% Nr/Mt (including a couple higher) and 50% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a couple lower). Keys: #1 Unitas (Ex-Mt), 25 Butkus (25/75 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 35 Bell (Nr/Mt), 39 Blanda (Nr/Mt), 67 Anderson (NM-MT 8), 113 Houston RC (Ex-Mt+), 133 Nitschke (Ex-Mt), 150 Sayers (NM 7 [ST]), 156 Bradshaw RC (25/75 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 178 Biletnikoff (Nr/Mt+), 183 Weaver (NM 7), two 200 Starr (Nr/Mt and EX 5), 209 Jones (Nr/Mt), 211 Scott (NM 7), 245 Greene RC (EX-MT 6), and 260 Simpson (EX 5). 17) 1972 Topps (5 cards): #101 Greenwood RC (NM 7), 104 Yary RC (EX-MT 6), 150 Bradshaw (EX-MT 6), 170 Butkus (EX-MT 6), and 220 Brodie (EX-MT 6). 18) 1973 Topps (3 cards): #15 Bradshaw (NM 7), 245 Riggins (NM-MT 8), and 475 Staubach (EX-MT 6). 19) 1974 Topps (1 card): #500 Staubach (NM-MT 8). 20) 1975 Topps (2 cards): #416 Theismann (NM 7) and 461 Bradshaw (NM-MT 8).

A very attractive and sizable collection of cards from these classic football-card sets with countless highlights. Total: 767 cards.


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