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    1948 Bowman Football Complete Set In Rare Original Album. Considered the first football set of the modern era, this supremely desirable set is where the finest gridiron card collections begin. In a strange diversion from standard practice, the Bowman football issue of this year (108 cards) was double the size of its baseball brother. Another interesting fact: the '48 Bowman Football cards were printed in three sheets. The third sheet contained all of the cards with numbers divisible by three (ie: 3, 6, 9, 12, etc.) and were printed in much shorter supply. Important rookies debuts are Baugh, Conerly, Luckman, Pihos, Bulldog Turner, Van Buren and Waterfield. Offered is a 108-card complete set dutifully housed inside a 13" x 9-3/4" rarely seen "Touchdown Football Album" specially designed for this set. Each card is in place via four corner slits, the cards are mainly in the EX to EX/MT level with some lesser due to a crease probably incurred filling up the album. Overall condition of the album is very-good+, one interior page shows a short tape repair. The name and address of the original owner is on the front cover, a back page has penciled notes the young collector made about his path to completion. A great addition in a format only a small number of hobbyists can lay claim to.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2016
    17th-19th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 12
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