1952 Bowman Small Football Complete Set (144) Plus Wrapper

Sold For: $2,400

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1848

Item Year: 1952

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

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28% Ex to Ex-Mt, 64% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 8% lesser. Complete 144-card set of 1952 Bowman Small Football, highlighted by the rookie cards of Hall of Famers Frank Gifford, Gino Marchetti, Hugh McElhenny, Ollie Matson, and others. Six cards are graded and encapsulated by PSA (submitted by REA). Keys: #1 Van Brocklin (Vg+), 2 Graham (Vg), 3 Walker (EX-MT 6), 4 Owen RC (Vg-Ex), 10 Bednarik (Vg-Ex), 12 Trippi (Vg+), 13 Fears (Ex), 14 Brown RC (Ex), 16 Gifford RC (Gd), 17 Tittle (Ex), 23 Marchetti RC (Vg-Ex+), 28 Rote RC (Vg+), 29 McElhenny RC (Vg), 30 Baugh (Ex), 37 Hirsch (Vg-Ex+), 45 Van Buren (EX 5), 46 Donovan RC (EX-MT 6), 48 Halas RC (EX 5), 57 Milner RC (Vg-Ex), 63 Conerly (EX-MT 6), 78 Layne (Vg+), 83 Perry (Vg), 85 Robustelli RC (Vg-Ex), 92 Pihos (Vg-Ex), 99 Stydahar RC (Vg+), 104 Young (Vg-Ex), 105 Groza (Vg+), 120 Towler (Vg-Ex), 125 Nomellini (Vg-Ex), 127 Matson RC (Vg-Ex), 128 Lavelli (slight trim, otherwise Ex), 129 Christiansen RC (Fr), 137 Waterfield (Ex), 140 Lary RC (Vg+), 142 Landry (EX 5), and 144 Lansford RC (Gd). Also included is an original wax wrapper, which has a small tape repair to a tear but is otherwise Vg. Extremely consistent medium-grade complete set of this classic early 1950s Bowman football issue, loaded with all of the great stars and Hall of Famers of the era. Total: 144 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+.

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