1954 and 1955 Bowman Football Complete Sets Minus One (2 Sets, 287 Cards)

Sold For: $960

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2107

Item Year: 1954

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

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Presented are two attractive complete sets (one set missing one card) of classic 1950s Bowman football issues, both of which are loaded with stars and Hall of Famers. 1) 1954 Bowman Complete Set (128 cards): Condition is 42% Ex (including four Ex-Mt), 34% Vg-Ex, and 24% Vg (including a couple slightly lesser and a couple that measure small). Keys: #4 Atkins RC (Ex), 8 Van Brocklin (Ex), 23 Blanda RC (Vg-Ex), 40 Graham (Ex), 42 Tittle (Vg-Ex), 53 Layne (Vg+), 55 Gifford (Vg-Ex+), 76 Nomellini (Vg-Ex), and 128 Lattner (Vg-Ex). 2) 1955 Bowman Complete Set Minus One (159 cards): Condition is 29% Ex-Mt (including some Nr/Mt), 55% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 16% Gd to Vg (including a few that measure small and two trimmed). Missing #72 Y.A. Tittle. Keys: #1 Walker (Ex), 2 McCormack RC (Vg-Ex), 7 Gifford (Vg-Ex), 8 Ameche RC (Ex), 14 Ford RC (Ex-Mt), 16 Conerly (Ex-Mt), 25 Matson (75/25 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 32 Van Brocklin (Vg+), 37 Groza (Ex-Mt), 42 Johnson RC (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 44 Perry (Ex-Mt+), 52 Summerall RC (30/70 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 62 Blanda (Vg+), 70 Ringo RC (15/85 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 71 Layne (Nr/Mt), 72 Tittle (), 75 McElhenny (Ex), 101 St. Clair RC (Ex-Mt), 104 Nomellini (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 119 Gatski RC (Ex-Mt), 121 Robustelli (15/85 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 134 Stautner (Ex), 136 Tunnell (Ex), 152 Landry (SGC VG/EX+ 55), 158 Bednarik (Ex), and 160 Dupre (90/10 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt). Two attractive complete Bowman football sets (1954-1955) from an old-time collection! Total: 287 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+.


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