1951 Bowman Football Complete Set (144)

Sold For: $3,000

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1847

Item Year: 1951

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

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24% Nr/Mt (including a couple higher), 37% Ex-Mt, and 39% Vg-Ex to Ex (including five Vg). Extremely attractive complete set of this classic early 1950s Bowman football issue, highlighted by the rookie card of Hall of Famer Tom Landry, as well as countless other stars of the day. Six cards are graded and encapsulated by PSA (submitted by REA). Keys: #1 Humble RC (Vg-Ex), 2 Graham (Ex), 4 Van Brocklin RC (EX-MT 6), 10 Van Buren (Ex-Mt), 12 Bednarik (NM 7), 13 Turner (Ex-Mt), 15 Lujack (Vg), 20 Landry RC (NM 7), 21 Weinmeister RC (NM 7), 25 Walker (Ex-Mt), 32 Tittle (Ex+), 34 Baugh (Ex), 40 Waterfield (Ex-Mt), 42 G. Davis (25/75 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 46 Pihos (Ex-Mt), 56 Conerly (Nr/Mt), 62 Creekmur RC (Vg-Ex+), 73 Lavelli (Vg-Ex), 75 Groza (Nr/Mt), 76 Hirsch (EX-MT 6), 91 Tunnell RC (Ex-Mt+), 96 Stautner RC (Ex-Mt), 102 Layne (EX-MT 6), 105 Perry (Ex+), 109 Motley (Ex), 130 Finks (Nr/Mt), 137 Trippi (Vg-Ex), 140 Nomellini (Ex-Mt), and 144 Dudley (Vg-Ex). This is an exceptionally attractive mid- to high-grade complete set from the early 1950s, with many highlights and loaded with all of the great stars and Hall of Famers of the era. The SMR value for just the six graded cards is $940. Total: 144 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+.

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