1952 Bowman Large Football Near-Complete Set (142/144) Including 33 SGC-Graded Cards

Sold For: $3,600

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2098

Item Year: 1952

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

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Presented is a near-complete set (142 of 144) 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. Missing only #143 Johnny Papit and 144 Jim Lansford for completion. Condition is 32% Ex to Ex-Mt (including four slightly better), 61% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 7% lesser (including a few that measure small). Thirty-three cards are graded and encapsulated by SGC. Keys: #1 Van Brocklin SP (Ex), 2 Graham (Ex-Mt), 3 Walker (Vg-Ex), 4 Owen RC (Ex+), 9 Spencer SP (Gd+), 10 Bednarik SP (Ex), 12 Trippi (Ex), 13 Fears (Vg-Ex+), 14 Brown RC (VG/EX 50), 16 Gifford RC (VG 40), 17 Tittle (Vg-Ex), 18 Justice SP (next card appears, otherwise Vg+), 19 Connor SP (Vg-Ex), 23 Marchetti RC (EX 60), 27 Miller SP (VG 40), 28 Rote SP (Vg-Ex), 29 McElhenny RC (EX+ 70), 30 Baugh (Vg+), 36 Hancock SP (VG 40), 37 Hirsch SP (Ex-Mt), 39 Tunnell (Nr/Mt), 45 Van Buren SP (Ex), 46 Donovan RC (EX 60), 48 Halas RC (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 54 Christian SP (Fr), 55 Davis SP (Ex), 57 Milner RC (VG/EX 50), 63 Conerly SP (Ex), 64 Hartley SP (Fr), 72 Schweder SP (Pr), 73 Smith SP (Vg+), 78 Layne (EX 60), 81 Kastan SP (VG/EX 50), 82 Minarik SP (Vg/Ex), 83 Perry (VG/EX 50), 85 Robustelli RC (Vg-Ex), 90 Johnson SP (VG/EX 50), 91 Heath SP (VG/EX 50), 92 Pihos (75/25 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 99 Stydahar SP (VG/EX 50), 100 Alban SP (Ex), 101 Weinmeister (Vg+), 105 Groza (next card appears, otherwise Vg-Ex), 108 Johnson SP (VG/EX 50), 109 Quinlan SP (Vg-Ex), 117 O’Donahue SP (Vg), 118 Hogan (Vg-Ex), 125 Nomellini (EX 60), 126 Romanik SP (Vg), 127 Matson SP (Gd), 128 Lavelli (Vg-Ex), 129 Christiansen RC (Vg), 135 Ronzani SP (VG/EX 50), 136 Rechichar SP (Vg-Ex+), 137 Waterfield (Ex-Mt), 140 Lary RC (Vg), 141 Soltau (VG/EX 50), and 142 Landry (Vg-Ex). Additional SGC graded cards: EX/NM 80 (2 cards): #60 and 116. EX 60 (8 cards): #24, 38, 42, 47, 56, 97, 131 (EX+ 70), and 134. VG/EX 50 (3 cards): #96, 102, and 133. GOOD 30 (2 cards): #41 and 52. This is a very pleasing mixed-grade near-complete set of one of football-card collecting's premier issues, with many highlights and rarities, and loaded with all of the great stars and Hall of Famers of the era. Total: 142 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+.


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