1953 Bowman Football Complete Set (96)

Sold For: $1,080

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1869

Item Year: 1953

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

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Complete set of 1953 Bowman Football, highlighted by twenty different Hall of Famers, including Frank Gifford, Otto Graham, and Bobby Layne, as well as two dozen short prints, which can make the assembly of a complete set difficult for collectors. This classic issue features full-color photos on front, with the player's name and team printed inside a football, and biographical and statistical information on the reverse along with illustrated football trivia. Condition is 42% Ex (including a few Ex-Mt), 34% Vg-Ex, and 24% lesser (mostly Vg). Keys: #1 LeBaron (Vg-Ex+), 6 Walker (Vg-Ex+), 9 Motley (Ex+), 11 Van Brocklin (Ex), 15 Lavelli (Ex), 17 Trippi (Vg+), 20 Conerly (Vg), 21 Layne (Ex), 22 Hirsch (Vg-Ex), 23 Finks (Vg), 24 Bednarik (Ex), 26 Graham (0/100 T/B, otherwise Vg+), 32 McElhenny (Ex), 34 Creekmur (Vg), 36 Fears (Vg-Ex), 37 Connor (Vg-Ex), 43 Gifford SP (Vg-Ex), 53 Tunnell SP (Ex), 56 Tittle (Gd), 73 Pihos (Vg+), 88 Nomellini (Vg-Ex+), 95 Groza (Vg), and Cross SP (pencil on back, otherwise Vg-Ex). An attractive midgrade complete set of this classic mid-1950s football set. Total: 96 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.

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