1948 Leaf Football #6 Bobby Layne Rookie PSA NM-MT 8

Sold For: $14,400

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2087

Item Year: 1948

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

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Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Of the 235 examples graded by PSA to date, only one card has ever been graded higher. Outstanding high-grade example of Hall of Famer Bobby Layne’s 1948 Leaf rookie card (yellow pants version). This is a very strong card in all respects, with a perfectly crisp image with flawless registration. The image of Layne practically jumps off the striking orange background. Perfectly clean front and back, with four sharp corners, centered slightly to the right, and with just a hint of wet transfer marks on the top border (mentioned strictly for accuracy). Just as the cards in the 1948-49 Leaf baseball series are much rarer than Bowman and Topps cards from the late 1940s and early 1950s, Leaf Football cards are also rarer than almost all other postwar football issues. They are also very distinctive, with an unusual and very colorful design that has always been a favorite with collectors. A beautiful and extremely high-grade example of one of the keys to the set, and one of Bobby Layne's most desirable cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000+.

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