1958 Topps Football Near-Complete Set (115/132) Including Jim Brown Rookie

Sold For: $1,320

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1895

Item Year: 1958

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

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Presented is a near-complete set of 1958 Topps Football consisting of 115 different cards (out of 132 in a complete set), highlighted by numerous Hall of Famers, including the rookie cards of Jim Brown and Sonny Jurgensen. Condition is 47% Nr/Mt (including a few Nr/Mt-Mt) and 53% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few lower), with centering the most common flaw among otherwise bright and clean cards. Keys: #3 Schmidt (30/70 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 10 Moore (75/25 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 15 Robustelli (Ex+), 16 Marchetti (25/75 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 18 Lary (Ex-Mt), 22 Unitas (15/85 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 35 Bednarik (Nr/Mt), 42 Tunnell (Ex-Mt), 52 Groza (Nr/Mt), 59 McCormack (Nr/Mt), 62 Brown RC (PSA EX 5, submitted by REA), 66 Starr (30/70 T/B and R/L, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 70 Christiansen (25/75 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 73 Gifford (80/20 T/B, otherwise Ex+), 75 Johnson (25/75 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 76 Butler (Nr/Mt), 86 Tittle (Vg+), 89 Nomellini (Nr/Mt), 90 Jurgensen RC (Ex-Mt), 93 Perry (25/75 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 102 R. Brown (Nr/Mt), 103 Ringo (25/75 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 106 Donovan (15/85 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 119 George (Vg-Ex), 120 Berry (25/75 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 127 Matson (70/30 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), and 129 Blanda (Vg-Ex). Missing the following seventeen cards for completion: #2 Layne (HOF), 5, 9, 12, 32, 49, 51, 55, 68, 74, 78, 81 Creekmur (HOF), 97, 111, 112, 116, and 128. This is a crisp and clean near-complete set of this popular football issue, highlighted by an extremely attractive example of Jim Brown's rookie card. Total: 115 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+.


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