1964 to 1967 Philadelphia Football Complete Set Run (4 Sets, 792 cards) Plus Three Wrappers

Sold For: $1,800

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2179

Item Year: 1964

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

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Complete set run of all four football sets issued by Philadelphia Gum from 1964 thru 1967. Many stars and Hall of Famers highlight this collection of 792 different cards. From an old-time collection! 1) 1964 (198 cards): Grades 57% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few Nr/Mt) and 43% Vg to Vg-Ex (including four lesser). Keys: #3 Mackey RC (Vg+), 12 Unitas (Ex), 17 Ditka (Vg+), 30 Brown (Ex), 48 Lilly (Vg-Ex), 51 Meredith (Vg+), 71 Adderley RC (15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex+), 72 Davis RC (Ex), 74 Hornung (Vg-Ex), 79 Starr (Vg-Ex+), 80 Taylor (Vg-Ex), 84 Packers Play/Lombardi (Ex), 89 Gabriel (Vg), 91 Olsen RC (Vg-Ex), 109 Tarkenton (Vg+), 117 Gifford (Vg+), 124 Tittle (slight miscut, otherwise Ex+), 186 Jurgenson (Vg), 197 Checklist (85/15 T/B, otherwise Ex+), and 198 Checklist (marked in pen on both sides). 2) 1965 (198 cards): Grades 9% Nr/Mt, 59% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 32% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lesser). Keys: #12 Unitas (Ex), 19 Ditka (Ex), 31 Brown (Vg-Ex+), 41 Warfield RC (Vg), 47 Lilly (Ex), 50 Meredith (Ex), 53 Renfro RC (Vg), 76 Hornung (Ex-Mt), 81 Starr (pen mark on back, otherwise Vg-Ex+), 105 Eller RC (Ex), 110 Tarkenton (Vg-Ex), 189 Krause RC (Ex-Mt), 195 Taylor RC (Ex), 197 Checklist 1 (Ex), and 198 Checklist (Nr/Mt+). 3) 1966 (198 cards): Grades 42% Ex to Ex-Mt, 44% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 14% lesser (mainly due to writing on backs). Keys: #24 Unitas (pencil writing on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), 31 Butkus RC (Vg-Ex), 32 Ditka (Vg-Ex), 38 Sayers RC (Vg-Ex+), 41 Brown (Ex), 58 Hayes RC (pen writing on back, otherwise Ex-Mt), 88 Starr (Vg-Ex+), 114 Tarkenton (slightly tilted miscut, otherwise Ex), 197 Checklist 1 (Vg-Ex), and 198 Checklist 2 (Vg-Ex). 4) 1967 (198 cards): Grades 39% Ex to Ex-Mt, 56% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 5% lesser. Keys: #23 Unitas (Ex+), 28 Butkus (70/30 T/B, otherwise Ex+), 29 Ditka (1/99 L/R, otherwise Ex+), 35 Sayers (Vg-Ex), 43 Kelly RC (Vg-Ex+), 54 Jordan RC (Vg-Ex+), 58 Reeves RC (75/25 T/B, otherwise Ex), 82 Starr (Ex), 106 Tarkenton (Ex), 123 Hornung (Vg-Ex), 165 Smith RC (Vg-Ex), 197 Checklist 1 (Ex+), and 198 Checklist 2 (Ex). The sets are accompanied by three wrappers from the 1964, 1965, and 1966 series. All three wrappers are in excellent condition, with normal packaging wrinkles and folds. Total: 4 sets, 792 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+.


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