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    1955 Bowman Football Collection (403) - An Original Owner Collection! This is one of those collections where the technical grade fails to accurately give the right impression. This collection which consists of 403 cards contains the key rookie cards of Gatski, McCormack, Ringo, St. Clair and Summerall plus many stars and Hall of Famers. What makes this so special is the appearance of the cards. This collection has been stashed away in a cigar box since 1955, and comes to us from the very individual who pulled them from packs 55 years ago. If eye appeal were factored into technical grading this collection would practically be an exclusively "MINT" assembly. You just can't bring yourself to look away from the incredible colors, glowing white borders, quality corners and amazing gloss. Centering plays the defining role in the final grades. A total of 49 cards have been graded by PSA. Highlights include: Graded - PSA NM-MT+ 8.5: 1 card, #142; PSA NM-MT 8: 25 cards, #'s 4, 5, 14 Ford, 15, 35, 39 (2), 40, 42 Johnson, 43 Fears (2), 59, 60, 61, 62 Blanda, 66, 68, 84,85, 87 Caesars, 86, 112 Creekmur, 113, 141 and 144; PSA NM+ 7.5: 4 cards, #'s 2 McCormick, 63, 67 and 75 McElhenny; PSA NM 7: 17 cards, #'s 10 Pihos, 13 (2), 14 Ford (2), 16 Conerly, 22, 37 Groza, 44 Perry, 57, 58, 74 Rote, 76, 79, 120 Finks, 140 and 143; PSA EX-MT 6: 2 cards, #'s 6 and 58. Ungraded - including #'s 1 Walker (3: 2 EX and VG), 2 McCormack (4: EX/MT, EX, VG/EX and one that is short), 7 Gifford (4: 3 EX and VG/EX), 8 Ameche (3: EX/MT and 2 EX), 16 Conerly (3: All EX), 25 Matson (5: EX/MT, 3 EX and VG/EX), 26 LeBaron (4: 2 EX/MT and 2 EX), 32 Van Brocklin (2: EX, short but not trimmed), 37 Groza (4: VG/EX, VG, 2 GD), 42 Johnson (4: 2 EX/MT, EX, short but not trimmed), 43 Fears (3: 2 EX/MT and EX), 44 Perry (4: 3 EX/MT and VG/EX), 52 Summerall (2: EX/MT and VG/EX), 62 Blanda (2: EX and VG), 70 Ringo (EX), 71 Layne (EX), 72 Tittle (EX), 75 McElhenny (EX), 101 St. Clair (2: EX), 119 Gatski (3: 2 EX and FR), 121 Robustelli (2: EX and VG), 134 Stautner (2: both EX), 136 Tunnell (2: both EX), 152 Landry (3: VG/EX, VG and GD), 158 Bednarik (2: both VG/EX), 160 Dupre (VG/EX). Grades 12% NM to NM/MT, 65% EX to EX/MT, 23% VG to VG/EX (some lesser). A truly beautiful assembly!


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    April, 2010
    22nd-23rd Thursday-Friday
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