1952 Bowman Large Football Complete Set (144)

Sold For: $4,800

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1843

Item Year: 1952

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

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Complete set of 1952 Bowman Large, one of the most popular and classic of all football-card sets, highlighted by a remarkable thirty-four Hall of Famers and numerous rare short prints. Condition is 20% Ex, 73% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 7% lower. Keys: #1 Brocklin SP (Gd), 2 Graham (Vg), 3 Walker (Vg), 4 Owen RC (Ex), 9 Spencer SP (90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 10 Bednarik SP (95/5 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex+), 12 Trippi (Vg+), 13 Fears (Vg-Ex), 14 Brown RC (Vg-Ex+), 16 Gifford RC (Vg+), 17 Tittle (Vg+), 18 Justice SP (Vg-Ex), 19 Connor SP (Ex+), 23 Marchetti RC (Vg+), 27 Miller SP (color added to back, otherwise Vg), 28 Rote SP (Vg-Ex), 29 McElhenny RC (Vg-Ex), 30 Baugh (Vg-Ex+), 36 Hancock SP (Gd), 37 Hirsch SP (Vg-Ex+), 39 Tunnell (Vg-Ex+), 45 Van Buren SP (Vg), 46 Donovan RC (Vg+), 48 Halas RC (Vg-Ex), 54 Christian SP (Ex), 55 Davis SP (Vg+), 57 Milner RC (Ex), 63 Conerly SP (Vg-Ex), 64 Hartley SP (Vg-Ex+), 72 Schweder SP (Vg), 73 Smith SP (Vg), 78 Layne (Vg), 81 Kastan SP (15/85 T/B, otherwise Ex), 82 Minarik SP (Vg-Ex), 83 Perry (Ex), 85 Robustelli RC (Vg-Ex), 90 Johnson SP (Vg), 91 Heath SP (pencil on back, otherwise Gd), 92 Pihos (Vg-Ex+), 99 Stydahar SP (85/15 T/B, otherwise Vg), 100 Alban SP (Ex), 101 Weinmeister (Ex), 105 Groza (Ex-Mt), 108 Johnson SP (Vg), 109 Quinlan SP (Vg), 117 O’Donahue SP (Vg+), 118 Hogan (80/20 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 125 Nomellini (Vg), 126 Romanik SP (pen on back, otherwise Fr), 127 Matson SP (Vg+), 128 Lavelli (Vg-Ex), 129 Christiansen RC (Ex), 135 Ronzani SP (Vg), 136 Rechichar SP (Vg), 137 Waterfield (Vg-Ex), 140 Lary RC (Ex), 142 Landry (Ex), and 144 Lansford SP (5/95 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt). This is a very pleasing mixed-grade complete set of one of football-card collecting's premier issues, loaded with all of the great stars and Hall of Famers of the era. Total: 144 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.


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