1954 to 1959 Bowman and Topps Football Shoebox Collection (488 cards) Including 1959 Topps Complete Set

Sold For: $540

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2632

Item Year: 1954

Category: Internet Only

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Presented is a substantial original-owner collection of 488 cards from three 1950s Bowman and Topps football issues, including an amazing ninety-three Hall of Famers. This collection is highlighted by a complete set of 1959 Topps football. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1954 Bowman (29 cards): Condition is Gd to Vg, with one Fr. Keys: #4 Atkins RC (HOF, Gd), 6 Perry (HOF, Gd), 41 Walker (HOF, Gd+), 57 Bednarik (HOF, Vg), 60 Trippi (HOF, Vg), 76 Nomellini (HOF, Vg), 111 Lavelli (HOF, Vg), and 112 Hart (Vg). 2) 1955 Bowman (17 cards): Condition is Fr to Gd. Key: #62 Blanda (HOF, Fr). 3) 1959 Topps Complete Set (176): 46% Vg-Ex to Ex, 43% Vg, and 11% lesser. Keys: #1 Unitas (HOF, Vg-Ex), 10 Brown (HOF, Vg-Ex), 20 Gifford (HOF, Vg-Ex), 23 Starr (HOF, Vg+), and 82 Hornung (HOF, Vg). 4) 1959 Topps Near-Complete Set (141/176): Condition is 9% Vg-Ex, 62% Vg, and 29% lesser. Keys: #10 Brown (HOF, Vg-Ex), 20 Gifford (HOF, Fr), 23 Starr (HOF, Vg+), and 82 Hornung (HOF, Gd+). Missing the following thirty-five cards for completion: #1 Unitas, 3, 16, 21, 24, 30, 34, 37, 38, 45, 48, 49, 66, 68, 72, 73, 74 McCormack, 78, 84 Richter, 87, 91, 103 Karras RC, 104, 115, 118, 126, 133-135, 139, 142, 144, 146, 150 ,153, and 173. 5) 1959 Topps Duplicates (125 cards, including 75 different): Condition is 28% Vg to Vg-Ex (mostly Vg), 40% Gd, and 32% lesser. Keys: #5 McElhenny (HOF, Vg), 6 Schmidt (HOF, Vg), 19 Nomellini (Vg), 22 Butler (HOF, Fr), three 23 Starr (HOF, Gd and two Fr), 40 Layne (HOF, Fr), two 44 Johnson (HOF, both Fr), 51 Huff RC (HOF, Fr), 55 Berry (HOF, Gd), 60 Groza (HOF, Gd), 80 Perry (HOF, Vg), four 82 Hornung (HOF, Gd+, Fr, Pr, and trimmed), 100 Moore (HOF, Vg), Fr-Gd), 132 Parker RC (HOF, Gd), 140 Mitchell RC (HOF, Vg), and two 155 Taylor RC (HOF, both Gd). This is a very substantial collection of football cards from three classic 1950s sets with countless highlights! Total: 488 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.


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