1954 Bowman Football Complete PSA-Graded Set (128)

Sold For: $3,600

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2108

Item Year: 1954

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

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Presented is an extremely crisp, high-quality, and high-grade complete set of 1954 Bowman Football, entirely graded and encapsulated by PSA (except for nine SGC). The set is highlighted by twenty-six different Hall of Famers, including Frank Gifford, Otto Graham, Bobby Layne, and George Blanda's rookie card, as well as several short prints, which can make the assembly of a complete set difficult for collectors. This classic issue features full-color photos on front, with the player's name and team printed underneath alongside the team logo, and biographical and statistical information on the reverse along with football quiz questions and/or officiating rules and explanations. This particular set has been carefully assembled over a period of several years by a dedicated collector with an overall focus on eye-appeal. This set consists of twenty-seven NM-MT 8s, five NM+ 7.5s, and ninety-six NM 7s. PSA Grading Composite: NM-MT 8 (27 cards): #29, 31, 32 Hirsch (HOF), 35, 38 (SGC NM/MT 88), 40 Graham (HOF), 47, 49, 52 Groza (HOF), 71, 75, 79 SP, 81, 83, 91 (SGC NM/MT 88), 94, 95, 96 (SGC NM/MT 88), 97, 101, 104, 105, 114, 116 Connor (HOF, SGC NM/MT 88), 117, 123, and 125. NM+ 7.5 (5 cards): #15 (SGC NM+ 86), 19, 27 (SGC NM+ 86), 45, and 111 Lavelli (HOF). NM 7 (96 cards): #1, 2, 3, 4 Atkins (HOF), 5, 6 Perry (HOF), 7, 8 Van Brocklin (HOF), 9 Pihos (HOF), 10, 11 Bratkowski (HOF), 12 Matson (HOF), 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20 Fears (HOF), 21, 22, 23 Blanda (HOF), 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 41 Walker (HOF), 42 Tittle (HOF), 43, 44, 46, 48, 50, 51, 53 Layne (HOF), 54 McElhenny (HOF), 55 Gifford (HOF), 56, 57 Bednarik (HOF), 58, 59, 60 Trippi (HOF), 61 Finks (HOF), 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70 SP, 72, 73 SP, 74, 76 Nomellini SP (HOF), 77, 78 Richter SP (HOF), 80, 82, 84, 85 Creekmur SP (HOF), 86, 87, 88 SP, 89, 90, 92 SP, 93, 98, 99, 100 Christiansen (HOF), 102 Tunnell (HOF), 103, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 118 Stautner (HOF), 119, 120, 121, 122, 124, 126, 127, and 128. This is a very attractive set, with all cards bright, crisp, and clean. Many years of dedicated collecting have resulted in this superb Near Mint or better set! A tremendous opportunity to acquire a complete set of this classic mid-1950s football set, entirely graded by PSA, except for 9 by SGC. The total SMR value for this set is $4,048. Total: 128 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+.


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