1953 Bowman Football Complete Set (96)

Sold For: $1,080

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2118

Item Year: 1953

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

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Complete set of 1953 Bowman Football, highlighted by 20 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 20% Ex-Mt, 72% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 8% slightly lesser. Three key cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA. Keys: #1 LeBaron RC (EX-MT 6), 6 Walker (EX-MT 6), 9 Motley (90/10 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex+), 11 Van Brocklin (Ex), 15 Lavelli (15/85 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 17 Trippi (Ex-Mt), 20 Conerly (Vg-Ex+), 21 Layne (Vg), 22 Hirsch (Ex), 23 Finks (Ex), 24 Bednarik (Vg-Ex), 26 Graham (20/80 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 32 McElhenny (Ex), 34 Creekmur (Vg-Ex+), 36 Fears (Ex+), 37 Connor (Ex+), 43 Gifford SP (EX 5), 53 Tunnell SP (Ex), 56 Tittle (Vg+), 73 Pihos (Ex-Mt), 88 Nomellini (EX-MT 6), 95 Groza (Vg-Ex), and 96 Cross SP (Vg+). An attractive mid-grade complete set of this classic 1950s football set. Total: 96 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.

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