1948 to 1980 Bowman, Topps, Philadelphia, and Leaf Shoebox Collection (4,602 cards) - Baseball, Football, Basketball, and Non-Sports

April 4, 2016

Presented is an extremely substantial shoebox collection of approximately 4600 cards spanning the years 1948 to 1980 and featuring baseball, football, basketball, and nonsports cards issued by Bowman, Topps, Philadelphia, and Leaf (as well as a handful of smaller manufacturers). This collection is highlighted by more than 350 Hall of Famers along with countless other semistars, rookies, and high numbers. The outline of this collection below only begins to scratch the surface as time and space constraints don't allow us to document all of the Hall of Famers included within; however, all top tier stars are noted.

Baseball:

1) 1949 Bowman (3 cards): #9 (Gd), 58 Gd), and 109 (Fr).
2) 1950 Bowman (6 cards): Vg-Ex, Vg, two Fr, and two Pr.
3) 1951 Bowman (22 cards, including 21 different): one Vg and twenty-one Pr (mostly due to back damage).
4) 1952 Bowman (1 card): #216 (Vg).
5) 1954 Bowman (3 cards): #38 Minoso (Ex-Mt), 76 (Ex-Mt), and 110 Schoendienst (HOF, 20/80 T/B, otherwise Ex+).
6) 1955 Bowman (1 card): #1 Wilhelm (HOF, Vg).
7) 1955 Topps (5 cards): #22 Skowron (Vg-Ex), 37 (Ex), two 100 Irvin (HOF, both Vg-Ex), and 120 Kluszewski (Vg-Ex).
8) 1956 Topps (9 cards): #1 Harridge (HOF, Gd), 2 Giles (HOF, Gd), 14 Boyer (Vg), 61 Skowron (Vg), 69 (Ex), 100b Orioles (Gd), 157 (Vg-Ex), 208 Howard (Gd), and 299 (Gd).
9) 1957 Topps (18 cards, including 16 different): thirteen Ex to Nr/Mt, four Vg to Vg-Ex, and one lesser. Keys: #40 Wynn (HOF, Vg-Ex), 80 Hodges (miscut back centering, otherwise Ex-Mt), 154 Schoendienst (HOF, pen along right edge, otherwise Ex), and 203 Wilhelm (HOF, Ex+).
10) 1958 Topps (54 cards, including 45 different): 44% Ex (including a few slightly better), 37% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 19% lesser. Keys: #19 Giants (Ex), four 100 Wynn (HOF, two Vg-Ex and two Vg), 190 Schoendienst (HOF, Ex), 230 Ashburn (HOF, Gd), 400 Fox (HOF, Gd), 479 Fox AS (HOF, Ex), two 483 Aparicio AS (HOF, both Ex), 484 F. Robinson AS (HOF, Gd), and two 494 Spahn AS (HOF, both Vg-Ex+).
11) 1959 Topps (170 cards, including 147 different): 18% Ex, 67% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 15% lesser (mostly Gd). Keys: #30 Fox (HOF, 15/85 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex), two 149 Bunning (HOF, both Vg-Ex), 166 Minoso/Colavito/Doby (Vg-Ex+), two 262 Podres/Labine/Drysdale (Vg and Gd), 270 Hodges (Gd), 310 Aparicio (HOF, Vg-Ex), two 349 Wilhelm (HOF, Vg-Ex and Vg), ten 383 Larsen/Stengel (two Ex-Mt, four Ex, three Vg-Ex, and Vg), three 390 Cepeda (HOF, Ex, Vg, and Gd), 408 Fox/Aparicio (Ex-Mt), 415 Mazeroski (HOF, Ex), 420 Colavito (both Vg-Ex), 455 Doby (HOF, Ex), 468 Snider's Play (Vg-Ex), 469 Hustler Banks (Vg-Ex), 470 Musial Raps Out 3000th Hit (Vg+), 480 Schoendienst (HOF, Ex), and 560 Aparicio AS (HOF, Ex).
12) 1960 Topps (171 cards, including 165 different): 9% Ex, 58% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 33% lesser. Keys: #1 Wynn (HOF, Vg-Ex), two 55 Mazeroski (HOF, Ex+ and Vg), 92 Herzog (HOF, Gd), 100 Fox (HOF, Ex), two 173 Martin (Ex and Vg), 188 Williams (HOF, Gd), 216 Gordon (HOF, Gd), 227 Stengel (HOF, Pr), 230 Burdette/Spahn/Buhl (Vg+), 305 Ashburn (HOF, Vg-Ex), two 335 Schoendienst (HOF, Ex and Vg-Ex), 493 Snider (HOF, Pr-Fr due to pinholes), 502 Bunning (HOF, Ex+), and 559 Aparicio AS (HOF, Vg-Ex).
13) 1961 Topps (22 cards, including 19 different): Ex to Nr/Mt, with five lesser. Keys: #136 Alston (HOF, Ex) and 189b Checklist (Ex+).
14) 1962 Topps (21 cards): Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt, with one lesser. Keys: #99 Powell RC (Ex), 134a Hoeft (slight trim, otherwise Ex), 139d Babe Hits 60 (Gd), 235 WS Gm. 4 - Ford (85/15 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), and 399 Spahn AS (HOF, Ex).
15) 1963 Topps (9 cards): four Ex to Ex-Mt and five lesser. Keys: #43 Stengel/Woodling (Ex), 68 Snider/Hodges (Vg-Ex), 233 Stengel (HOF, Vg), and 550 Snider (HOF, Vg+).
16) 1964 Topps (64 cards, including 46 different): 28% Ex to Ex-Mt, 58% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 14% lesser. Keys: #13 Wilhelm (HOF, Vg-Ex), two 41 McCovey/Wagner (two Ex), 70 Torre (HOF, Gd+), two 167 Piniella RC (15/85 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt and Vg), 205 Fox (HOF, Vg-Ex), 232 Lopez (HOF, Vg-Ex), two 265 Bunning (HOF, Vg-Ex and Pr-Fr), and 285 Roberts (HOF, Ex-Mt).
17) 1965 Topps (194 cards, including 97 different): 20% Ex, 71% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 9% lesser. Keys: two #8 NL ERA Ldrs (Vg-Ex and Fr), 20 Bunning (HOF, Vg-Ex+), 134 WS Gm. 3 - Mantle (Pr-Fr), and two 193 Perry (HOF, Vg-Ex and Fr).
18) 1966 Topps (114, including 76 different): 30% Ex, 48% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 22% lesser. Keys: two #37 Herman (HOF, both Vg), 90 Aparicio (HOF, Vg), two 116 Alston (HOF, Vg-Ex and Fr), 130 Torre (HOF, Fr), and 420 Marichal (HOF, Ex+).
19) 1967 Topps (7 cards): Ex to Ex-Mt, with one Nr/Mt+.
20) 1968 Topps (72 cards, including 47 different): 10% Ex or better, 68% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 22% lesser. Keys: #1 NL Batting Ldrs (Gd), 103 Sutton (HOF, Nr/Mt), two 200 Cepeda (HOF, Ex and Vg+), and two 257 Niekro (HOF, Ex and Gd).
21) 1969 Topps (42 cards, including 34 different): 42% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few better), 33% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 24% lesser. Keys: #24 Alston (HOF, Ex), two 412 Checklist - Mantle (Vg and marked, otherwise Vg), and 572 McCovey/Marichal (Gd+).
22) 1970 Topps (134 cards, including 87 different): 12% Ex-Mt, 75% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 13% lesser. Keys: two #10 Yastrzemski (HOF, both Vg-Ex), 140 Jackson (HOF, Vg+), 150 Killebrew (HOF, Ex), two 220 Carlton (HOF, both Vg-Ex), two 230 B. Robinson (HOF, Vg-Ex and Vg), three 330 Brock (HOF, all Vg-Ex), 449 Palmer (HOF, Ex), two 458 Rose AS (Vg-Ex and Vg), two 470 Stargell (HOF, both Vg-Ex), and 530 Gibson (HOF, Vg and Fr).
23) 1970 Kellogg's 3-D (56 cards): Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, with a few Mint and five lesser. Keys: #2 Rose (Gd), 8 Sutton (HOF, Nr/Mt-Mt), 20 Perry (HOF, Nr/Mt-Mt), 22 Aparicio (HOF, Nr/Mt-Mt), 37 B. Williams (HOF, Ex), and 72 Morgan (HOF, Nr/Mt-Mt).
24) 1970 Milton Bradley (15 cards): Nr/Mt to Mint, with two lesser. Keys: Marichal (HOF, Nr/Mt) and Niekro (HOF, Mint).
25) 1971 Topps (239 cards, including 208 different): 20% Ex (including a few Ex-Mt) and 80% Vg to Vg-Ex (including ten lesser). Keys: two #50 McCovey (HOF, Ex-Mt and Ex), 55 Carlton (HOF, color added, otherwise Ex), 160 Seaver (HOF, Vg), two 180 Kaline (HOF, both Vg-Ex), two 210 Carew (HOF, both Vg-Ex), 230 Stargell (HOF, Vg-Ex), 264 Morgan (HOF, Vg-Ex), three 300 B. Robinson (HOF, two Vg-Ex and Vg), 341 Garvey RC (Vg-Ex), 450 Gibson (HOF, Vg), 525 Banks (HOF, Vg), 530 Yastrzemski (HOF, Vg), 550 Killebrew (HOF, Vg), and 625 Brock (HOF, Vg-Ex).
26) 1972 Topps (1,052 cards, including partial set of 496 different out of 787 in set): 42% Ex to Ex-Mt, 50% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 8% lesser. Keys: two #37 Yastrzemski (HOF, Ex and Pr-Fr), 49 Mays (HOF, 75/25 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 50 Mays IA (HOF, 2/98 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), two Fisk RC (HOF, Vg and Gd+), 130 Gibson (HOF, Gd), two 200 Brock (HOF, both Vg), 300 Aaron IA (HOF, 1/99 L/R, otherwise Vg), 309 Clemente (HOF, Vg+), 310 Clemente IA (HOF, Pr), and 420 Carlton (HOF, Ex).
27) 1973 Topps (922 cards, including partial set of 545 different out of 660 in set): 15% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 62% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 23% lesser (including some with water stains). Keys: #90 B. Robinson (HOF, Vg), 255 Jackson (HOF, Vg), and 305 Mays (HOF, 90/10 L/R, otherwise Vg+).
28) 1974 Topps (1 card): #130 Jackson (HOF, 15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex+).
29) 1975 Topps (8 cards): #5 Ryan HL (HOF, Vg), 70 Schmidt (HOF, Ex), 150 Gibson (HOF, Vg-Ex), 300 Jackson (HOF, Vg+), 312 Strikeout Ldrs (Ex), 616 Rice RC (HOF, Vg-Ex+), and two 620 Carter RC (HOF, Ex and Vg+).
30) 1976 Topps (627 cards, including partial set of 626 different out of 660 in set): 22% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 52% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 26% lesser. Keys: #1 Aaron RB (HOF, Ex-Mt), 19 Brett (HOF, 2/98 L/R, otherwise Vg), 98 Eckersley RC (HOF, Gd+), 316 Yount (HOF, Vg-Ex), two 330 Ryan (HOF, both Ex), 480 Schmidt (HOF, Vg-Ex), 500 Jackson (HOF, Vg-Ex), 550 Aaron (HOF, Vg).
31) 1976 Hostess (1 card): #114 Brett (HOF, Ex-Mt).
32) 1977 Topps (25 cards): four #6 Strikeout Ldrs (all Ex-Mt), 100 Morgan (HOF, Nr/Mt), 140 Schmidt (HOF, Ex), 144 Sutter RC (HOF, Ex), two 265 Fidrych RC (Ex-Mt and Vg-Ex), 285 B. Robinson (HOF, Nr/Mt), two 355 Brock (HOF, Ex-Mt and Ex), 450 Rose (Vg+), two 473 Dawson RC (HOF, Vg+ and Gd), 476 Murphy RC (Vg), 480 Yastrzemski (HOF, Ex-Mt), three 580 Brett (HOF, Ex-Mt and two Vg), 631 Brett Brothers (Nr/Mt and Ex-Mt), 635 Yount (HOF, Ex), and two 650 Ryan (HOF, Vg and 5/95 T/B, otherwise Ex).
33) 1978 Topps (27 cards): two #20 Rose (Ex-Mt and Ex), 34 McCovey (HOF, Nr/Mt+), 36 Murray RC (HOF, 15/85 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 40 Yastrzemski (HOF, Ex-Mt), 60 Munson (Ex), six 100 Brett (HOF, two Nr/Mt, three Ex-Mt, and Vg), 160 Palmer (HOF, Nr/Mt), 173 Yount (HOF, Nr/Mt+), 300 Morgan (HOF, Nr/Mt), 360 Schmidt (HOF, Nr/Mt-Mt), five 400 Ryan (HOF, Nr/Mt, two Ex-Mt, Ex, and Vg-Ex), two 530 Winfield (HOF, both Nr/Mt), 540 Carlton (HOF, Nr/Mt+), 700 Bench (HOF, Nr/Mt), 704 Whitaker RC (Nr/Mt), and 707 Molitor RC (HOF, Nr/Mt).
34) 1979 Topps (22 cards): four #24 Molitor (HOF, two Ex-Mt and two Ex), four 115 Ryan (HOF, Ex, Vg-Ex, and two Vg), five 116 Smith RC (HOF, three Ex and two Vg-Ex), two 330 Brett (HOF, Ex-Mt and Ex), and two 650 Rose (both Ex-Mt).

Football:

1) 1948 Leaf (2 cards): #42 (Vg) and 81 (Pr-Fr). 2) 1948 Bowman (2 cards): #23 (Fr) and 49 (Gd). 3) 1949 Leaf (1 card): #13 (Vg). 4) 1950 Bowman (5 cards): all Pr. 5) 1951 Bowman (6 cards): Vg, Gd, and four Pr. Key: #46 Pihos (HOF, Pr). 6) 1952 Bowman Large (1 card): #4 Owen RC (HOF, 100/0 T/B, otherwise Ex). 7) 1953 Bowman (1 card): #20 Conerly (Gd). 8) 1954 Bowman (2 cards): #6 Perry (HOF, Vg-Ex) and 78 Richter (HOF, Vg-Ex+). 9) 1955 Bowman (3 cards): #25 Matson (HOF, Vg), 78 (Vg+), and 139 Trippi (HOF, Vg-Ex). 10) 1955 Topps All-American (1 card): #87 (2/98 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt). 11) 1956 Topps (13 cards, including twelve different): two Ex, eight Vg to Vg-Ex, and three Gd. Keys: #49 LeBaron (Gd+), 71 Jones (HOF, Ex), 110 Perry (HOF, Vg+), and 116 Layne (HOF, 10/90 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt). 12) 1958 Topps (68 card, including 53 different): 78% Vg to Vg-Ex (including five Ex) and 22% lesser. Keys: #18 Lary (HOF, Pr), 35 Bednarik (HOF, Gd+), 73 Gifford (HOF, Vg), 76 Butler (HOF, Vg+), and 102 Brown (HOF, Pr). 13) 1959 Topps (1 card): #140 Mitchell RC (HOF, 0/100 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt). 14) 1960 Topps (3 cards): #4 Berry (HOF, Vg-Ex), 64 (Vg-Ex), and 114 Perry (HOF, Vg-Ex+). 15) 1962 Topps (3 cards): Ex, Vg-Ex, and Fr. 16) 1963 Topps (1 card): #86 Starr (HOF, Vg). 17) 1964 Philadelphia (6 cards): Ex, Vg-Ex, two Vg, and two Gd. Key: #185 Huff (HOF, Ex). 18) 1965 Philadelphia (23 cards, including 20 different): Gd to Vg-Ex, averaging Vg. Keys: #17 Atkins (HOF, Fr) and 171 Brodie (Vg-Ex). 19) 1966 Philadelphia (36 cards, including 33 different): twenty-two Gd to Vg-Ex and fourteen Pr to Fr. 20) 1967 Philadelphia (28 cards, including 27 different): fourteen Vg to Vg-Ex and fourteen Pr to Gd. Keys: #14 Berry (HOF, Ex), 20 Mackey (HOF, Vg), 59 Renfro (HOF, Vg-Ex), 90 Jones (HOF, Vg-Ex), 167 Wilson (HOF, Gd), and 185 Jurgensen (HOF, Pr-Fr). 21) 1969 Topps (8 cards): Ex to Nr/Mt. 22) 1970 Topps Super Glossy (14 cards): Gd to Vg, with two Pr. Keys: #2 Unitas (HOF, Pr), 5 Kelly (HOF, miscut T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 6 Renfro (HOF, Fr), two 10 Wood (HOF, Vg and Pr-Fr), 27 Dawson (HOF, slight trim, otherwise Gd), and 29 Namath (HOF, Vg). 23) 1971 Topps (2 cards): #25 Butkus (HOF, Vg-Ex) and 150 Sayers (HOF, Vg). 24) 1972 Topps (2 cards): #150 Bradshaw (HOF, 0/100 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex) and 230 Greene (HOF, Ex). 25) 1973 Topps (1 card): #322 Dierdorf RC (HOF, Vg-Ex). 26) 1976 Topps (2 cards): #75 Bradshaw (HOF, Ex) and 480 Blount (HOF, Ex-Mt+). 27) 1978 Topps (1 card): #320 Stallworth RC (HOF, Vg-Ex).

Basketball:

1) 1969-70 Topps (22 cards, including 21 different): Vg to Ex, including a couple lesser. Keys: #84 Greer (HOF, Vg+) and 99 Checklist (completely marked in pen, otherwise Ex). 2) 1971-72 Topps (104 cards, including 86 different): 48% Ex to Ex-Mt, 32% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 20% Pr to Gd. Keys: #20 Haywood RC (HOF, 15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 55 Maravich (HOF, Pr), 77 Johnson (HOF, Gd), 78 Bing (HOF, 98/2, L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 105 Hawkins (HOF, Vg), 131 Thurmond (HOF, Vg-Ex), 152 Brown RC (HOF, Ex), and 195 Daniels (HOF, Ex+). 3) 1972-73 Topps (7 cards): Vg to Ex. Key: #152 Walker (HOF, Ex-Mt).

Nonsports:

1) 1956 Topps "Presidents" (9 cards, including 8 different): Ex to Ex-Mt, with one lesser. 2) 1954 Bowman "Power for Peace" (90 cards, including partial set of 87 out of 96 cards in set): 9% Ex-Mt, 72% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 19% Gd to Vg (including a few that measure small).

A very substantial collection of cards, including countless highlights. Total: Approximately 4,602 cards.