1952 Bowman Large Football Complete Set (144/144) 
Lot Number 703
 
Quantity: Bid Starts: 10/01/2007 10:00:00 
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Description

Featuring a plethora of Hall of Famers and Short Prints, the 1952 Bowman Large football set of (144) continues to be far and away the most valued football set of the 1950s. This particular collection may as well be called A Tale of Two Cities as (70) of the cards have crisp, clean appearances, while the remaining (74) display varying degrees of back toning and occasional light staining bleeding through to the fronts. The almost dead-even split affects both the commons and the stars, with the unstained cards averaging VG to VG-EX, while the toned cards grade lesser. It should be noted that for the most part the toned cards have remained aesthetically appealing with fronts that are generally more attractive than their technical grades would indicate. Untoned stars and key short prints include Van Brocklin, Walker, Brown, Connor, Rote, Tunnell, Van Buren, Conerly, Scweder, Layne, Perry, Robustelli, Groza, Christiansen, Waterfield and Lary. This set is highlighted by #1 Van Brocklin (EX-MT), #2 Graham (GD), #3 Walker (EX), #10 Bednarik SP (GD), #14 Paul Brown RC (EX), #16 Gifford RC (GD), #19 Connor SP (VG), #28 Rote (VG), #29 McElhenny RC (VG), #30 Baugh (GD), #39 Tunnell (VG), #45 Van Buren SP (VG-EX), #48 Halas (GD/VG), #63 Conerly SP (VG-EX), #72 Schweder SP RC (VG), #78 Layne (VG), #83 Perry (VG), #85 Robustelli (VG-EX), #99 Stydahar SP RC (GD), #105 Groza (VG), #108 Johnston SP RC (GD), #127 Matson SP RC (VG), #129 Christiansen RC (VG-EX), #135 Ronzani (GD), #137 Waterfield (EX), #142 Landry (GD/VG) and #144 Lansford SP RC (GD). Please visit our website for a more detailed listing of this complete set.

This lot contains #1 Van Brocklin (EX-MT), #2 Graham (GD), #3 Walker (EX), #10 Bednarik SP (GD), #14 Paul Brown RC (EX), #16 Gifford RC (GD), #17 Tittle (F/GD), #18 Justice SP (GD), #19 Connor SP (VG), #23 Marchetti RC (GD), #27 Miller SP RC (GD), #28 Rote (VG), #29 McElhenny RC (VG), #30 Baugh (GD), #36 Hancock SP RC (GD), #37 Hirsch SP (F/GD), #39 Tunnell (VG), #45 Van Buren SP (VG-EX), #46 Donovan SP (GD), #48 Halas (GD/VG), #63 Conerly SP (VG-EX), #72 Schweder SP RC (VG), #78 Layne (VG), #83 Perry (VG), #85 Robustelli (VG-EX), #99 Stydahar SP RC (GD), #105 Groza (VG), #108 Johnston SP RC (GD), #125 Nomellini (F/GD), #126 Romanik SP (F/GD), #127 Matson SP RC (VG), #129 Christiansen RC (VG-EX), #135 Ronzani (GD), #137 Waterfield (EX), #140 Lary RC (GD/VG), #142 Landry (GD/VG) and #144 Lansford SP RC (GD). 
 
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