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    1948 Leaf Bobby Layne (Yellow Pants) #6 PSA NM-MT+ 8.5. The numbers only tell half the story. Though this Hall of Fame quarterback could have coasted to Canton on his stat line alone, teammates and opponents alike pointed to Layne's leadership and intestinal fortitude as his enduring legacy in the sport. Layne may be best remembered for his nine seasons of service to the Detroit Lions, a franchise he led to four divisional and three NFL titles during his time under center, but a year after coach Raymond "Buddy" Parker left to coach the Pittsburgh Steelers Layne followed him there, supplying him with five more years of gutsy play. He is the holder of dozens of college records in both football and baseball. The "Blonde Bomber" is a three-time NFL Champion, six-time Pro Bowl honoree and a member of both the College and the Pro Football Halls of Fame.

    Presented is one of finest known examples of his rookie card from the 1948 Leaf football series. Graded PSA NM-MT 8.5. One of only four for the grade with just one other graded higher. The card emanates high quality in every aspect from the four corners that all display sharp 90-degree tips. Front and back surfaces are all blemish free, print registration is exact with the proper pants color making this a "Yellow Pants" variation. Our only conundrum is what is more impressive - the blazing colors or the blinding white border. It is an incredible card that deserves to be included within the finest gridiron collection.


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    November, 2016
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