1952 Bowman Large Football Partial Set (91/144)

Sold For: $1,800

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2116

Item Year: 1952

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

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Collection of ninety-one different (out of 144 for a complete set) 1952 Bowman Large football cards, representing 63% of the set, highlighted by many of the great stars of the era, including eighteen Hall of Famers. The offered collection grades 43% Ex, 40% Vg-Ex, and 17% Vg (including one lower). Keys: #3 Walker (Ex), 4 Owen RC (Ex), 10 Bednarik (Vg), 12 Trippi (Ex), 13 Fears (Vg-Ex), 14 Brown RC (Vg-Ex), 17 Tittle (Vg-Ex), 23 Marchetti RC (Vg+), 29 McElhenny RC (Vg), 37 Hirsch (Vg+), 39 Tunnell (Vg-Ex), 45 Van Buren (Vg-Ex+), 46 Donovan RC (Vg+), 57 Millner RC (Ex), 63 Conerly (Ex), 72 Schweder RC (Vg+), 78 Layne (Vg-Ex), 92 Pihos (Vg+), 105 Groza (Vg-Ex+), 108 Johnston RC (Ex), and 137 Waterfield (Vg+). Missing the following fifty-three cards for completion: #1 Van Brocklin, 2 Graham, 7, 16 Gifford, 25 Younger, 30 Baugh, 36 Hancock SP, 48 Halas, 73 Smith SP, 81 Kestan SP, 83 Perry, 84, 85 Robustelli, 86, 88, 90 Johnson SP, 91 Heath SP, 93, 95, 96, 97, 99 Stydahar SP, 100 Alban SP, 102, 103, 107, 109 Quinlan SP, 110, 111, 114, 117 O'Donahue SP, 118 Hogan SP, 120, 124, 125 Nomellini, 126 Romanik SP, 127 Matson, 128 Lavelli, 129 Christiansen, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135 Ronzani SP, 136 Rechichar SP, 138, 139, 140 Lary, 141, 142 Landry, 143, and 144 Lansford SP. This is a very pleasing mixed-grade collection from one of football-card collecting's premier issues, which would provide an outstanding foundation for the assembly of a complete set of this classic issue. Total: 91 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000.


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