1954 and 1955 Bowman Football Complete Sets (2 Sets, 288 Cards)

Sold For: $600

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2106

Item Year: 1954

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

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Presented are two attractive complete sets of classic 1950s Bowman football issues, both of which are loaded with stars and Hall of Famers. 1) 1954 Bowman Complete Set (128): Nearly all of the cards in this set (120/128) have pen writing on the backs of the cards. Most display only the initials “PM” written in ballpoint pen in the bottom right corner. Eighteen cards have a small additional amount of writing. The card fronts display as Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt, including five lesser. Keys: #4 Atkins RC (pen on back, otherwise Vg-Ex+), 8 Van Brocklin (pen on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), 23 Blanda RC (pen on back, otherwise Ex-Mt), 40 Graham (pen on back, otherwise Nr/Mt), 42 Tittle (pen on back, otherwise Ex), 53 Layne (pen on back, otherwise Nr/Mt), 55 Gifford (pen on back, otherwise Ex), 76 Nomellini (pen on back, otherwise Vg+), and 128 Lattner (Pr-Fr). 2) 1955 Bowman Complete Set (160): Condition is 69% Ex to Ex-Mt and 31% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few that measure small). Keys: #1 Walker (Vg-Ex), 7 Gifford (measures small, otherwise Ex), 8 Ameche RC (Ex), 32 Van Brocklin (Vg-Ex), 42 Johnson RC (90/10 T/B, otherwise Ex+), 52 Summerall RC (Ex), 62 Blanda (Ex), 70 Ringo RC (Ex), 71 Layne (10/90 T/B, otherwise Ex+), 72 Tittle (Vg-Ex), 75 McElhenny (Ex), 101 St. Clair RC (Vg-Ex+), 104 Nomellini (Vg-Ex+), 119 Gatski (15/85 L/R, otherwise Ex+), 136 Tunnell (tilted miscut, otherwise Ex+), 139 Trippi (Ex-Mt), 152 Landry (slightly miscut bottom edge, otherwise Vg-Ex), and 158 Bednarik (Ex+). Two attractive complete Bowman football sets (1954-1955) from an old-time collection! Total: 288 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+.

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