1948-1951 Leaf and Bowman Football Collection (138 cards) Plus Four Leaf Boxing Cards

Sold For: $1,440

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2093

Item Year: 1948

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

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Original shoebox collection of 138 cards from five different football and boxing card sets dating from the late 1940s and early 1950s. This collection is highlighted by twenty-three Hall of Famers, including Bobby Layne, Otto Graham, Norm Van Brocklin, and Chuck Bednarik. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1948 Leaf Football (20 cards): #2, 3 Turner RC (HOF, Vg-Ex), two 4 Walker RC (HOF, Vg-Ex+ and Gd), two 5, 6 Layne RC (HOF, Vg-Ex+), two 7, 8, 9, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 46 Jack Jacobs/missing black ink printing error (15/85 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), 47, and 48. Condition is four Ex, nine Vg-Ex, four Vg, and three lesser. 2) 1948 Bowman (1 card): #5 DeCorrevont (Pr). 3) 1950 Bowman (8 cards): #21, 40, 65, 92, 93, 94, 109, and 142. Condition is Gd to Vg-Ex, including one trimmed. 4) 1951 Bowman (105 cards, including 78 different): Condition is: 17% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 63% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 20% Gd to Vg (including a couple lesser). Keys: #1 Humble RC (Ex-Mt), two 2 Graham (HOF, Ex-Mt and Ex+), two 4 Van Brocklin (HOF, 20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt and Vg-Ex+), two 6 Fears (HOF, 25/75 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt+ and Ex), 10 Van Buren (HOF, Vg), 12 Bednarik (HOF, Ex+), two 25 Walker (HOF, Nr/Mt and Gd), 42 Davis (Ex-Mt), 46 Pihos (HOF, Vg+), 73 Lavelli (HOF, Gd), 75 Groza (HOF, Ex), two 90 Canadeo (HOF, both Vg), 91 Tunnell RC (HOF, Vg), 109 Motley (HOF, Ex), 137 Trippi (HOF, Ex), and 140 Nomellini (HOF, Vg-Ex). 5) 1948 Leaf Boxing (4 cards): #2 Angott (Vg), 27 Loughran (Ex), 29 McLarnin (Vg-Ex), and 36 Bettini (Vg). This an extremely attractive collection of these classic cards with countless highlights. Total: 138 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).


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