August 6, 2015: Sports & Americana Auction
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Presented here is a simply amazing complete set of Topps’ inaugural NFL football issue, the coveted 1956 classic, in a condition difficult to imagine after nearly six decades. With almost three dozen cards slabbed and graded by PSA, the roster of the keys – 19 are PSA 8 Near-Mint to Mint and another 13 PSA 7 Near-Mint – is nicely representative of the overall condition range, which is nothing short of sensational. Fully 93 percent of the set is Ex-Mt to Near-Mint to Mint, with blazing colors and gloss and a wonderful, consistent look that perfectly presents arguably the most important football issue of the postwar era. There are two extra cards included in the mix, duplicate versions of two cards that appear in PSA slabs: No. 45 Browns Team and No. 71 Jones. The important unnumbered checklist card is also included: it presents about Excellent but would be relegated to a lower grade because it has been marked up. The breakdown: Near-Mint to Mint (19) – No. 5 Webster – PSA 8, 6 Van Brocklin – PSA 8, 9 Groza – PSA 8, 11 Blanda – PSA 8, 17 Tunnell – PSA 8, 18 Younger – PSA 8, 23 Brown – PSA 8, 28 Bednarik – PSA 8, 29 Rote – PSA 8, 35 Casares – PSA 8, 36 Donovan – PSA 8, 42 Fears – PSA 8, 53 Gifford – PSA 8, 71 Jones – PSA 8 o/c, 77 Conerly – PSA 8, 78 Hirsch – PSA 8, 87 Stautner – PSA 8, 104 Hart – PSA 8 and 105 McCormick – PSA 8; Near-Mint (59) – No. 7 Packers Team o/c, 8 Creekmur – PSA 7, 12 Ameche, 14 o/c, 15 o/c, 16, 19 Howton – PSA 7, 21, 22 Cardinals Team – PSA 7, 24 o/c, 25 o/c, 26 49ers Team, 30, 32 o/c, 33, 34, 38 o/c, 39, 40 Eagles Team, 41 Brown, 44 Schmidt – PSA 7, 45 Browns Team – PSA 7, 46, 47 George – PSA 7, 50 McElhenny o/c, 51 o/c, 52, 55 o/c, 57, 58 Matson – PSA 7,59 o/c, 60 Moore – PSA 7, 61 Redskins Team – PSA 7, 62 o/c, 65, 68 o/c, 72 o/c, 76 o/c, 79, 80, 82 o/c, 83 o/c, 85 o/c, 88 o/c, 89, 90 Towler – PSA 7, 94, 95 o/c, 100 o/c, 101 Grier – PSA 7, 102, 108 o/c, 110 Perry – PSA 7, 112, 113 Giants Team, 116 Layne – PSA 7, 118 o/c, 119 Bears Team, and 120 o/c; Excellent to Mint (34) – No. 1 o/c, 2, 4, 10, 13 o/c, 20, 31, 37, 43, 45 Browns o/c, 54, 56, 63 Steelers Team, 64, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 73, 74 Nomellini o/c, 75, 81,86 Tittle – PSA 6, 92 Lions Team o/c, 96 o/c, 97 o/c, 99 o/c, 103, 106, 111 o/c, 114 Rams Team, 115 and 117 o/c; Excellent (6) – No. 3 o/c, 27, 91 o/c, 93 m/c, 98 and 107; Very Good (4) – No. 48 Colts Team, 49, 84 and 109; Poor – Checklist presents Excellent but is marked.
Super High-Grade 1956 Topps Football Complete Set (122)Super High-Grade 1956 Topps Football Complete Set (122)Super High-Grade 1956 Topps Football Complete Set (122)Super High-Grade 1956 Topps Football Complete Set (122)
Super High-Grade 1956 Topps Football Complete Set (122)Super High-Grade 1956 Topps Football Complete Set (122)Super High-Grade 1956 Topps Football Complete Set (122)Super High-Grade 1956 Topps Football Complete Set (122)
Super High-Grade 1956 Topps Football Complete Set (122)Super High-Grade 1956 Topps Football Complete Set (122)Super High-Grade 1956 Topps Football Complete Set (122)Super High-Grade 1956 Topps Football Complete Set (122)
Super High-Grade 1956 Topps Football Complete Set (122)
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Minimum Bid: $600
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,042
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Thursday, August 6, 2015.

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