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1948 Bowman Football Complete Set (108/108) in Original Album

Lot Number 502

Quantity: Bid Starts: 03/26/2012 12:00:00 
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Extraordinary 1948 Bowman Football complete set of (108) cards in the original album! Considered the first football set of the modern era, this inaugural edition features a slew of Hall of Famers and rookies. The black-and-white cards are stored in a company-produced green thick-stock paper book titled “Touchdown Football Album”. This keepsake contains (9) 12-card pages, with each player’s card designed to fit snugly in slits above the player’s printed name, position and team. Because these cards were inserted by a previous owner in 1948, it is not recommended that any attempt be made to remove them. Barring imperfections from being stored for over six decades in the album, the cards generally present: 20% (VG-EX or better), 40% (VG), 30% (GD) and 10% (FR or lesser). The conditions of the backs are unknown. Highlights include #1 Tereshinski RC (presents VG), #3 Lujack RC SP (presents (VG-EX), #7 Van Buren RC (presents EX), #12 Conerly RC SP (presents GD), #17 Trippi RC (presents EX-MT), #22 Baugh RC (presents VG), #26 Waterfield RC (presents VG-EX), #36 Turner RC SP (presents GD), #61 Wojciechowicz RC (presents VG), #63 Pihos RC SP (presents GD), #80 Dudley RC (presents GD), #95 McAfee RC (presents GD), #99 Gilmer RC SP (presents GD), #107 Luckman RC (presents VG) and #108 Ray RC SP (presents GD). The album itself displays nicely with written notations from the original owner placed throughout. Instead of detracting from the presentation, the crayon inscribed references add to the historic value.

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