1952 Bowman Large Football Set
The set is challenging to complete as it contains a number of short-prints. In addition, the second series was issued in lesser quantities than the first. The ’52 Bowman Large set is the most valuable football set ever produced. Set contains 142 of 144 cards missing numbers 9 and 43 (no major stars). Stars, rookies, and short-prints include: #1 Van Brocklin (EX-MT), 2 Otto Graham (NRMT, o/c), 10 Bednarik short-print (EX+), 14 P. Brown rookie (NRMT), 16 Gifford (VG-EX), 17 Tittle (EX), 18 Justice short-print (EX), 19 Connor short-print (VG-EX), 23 Marchetti rookie (VG-EX), 27 R. Miller short-printed rookie (VG), 28 Rote short-print (VG-EX+), 29 McElhenny rookie (VG), 30 Baugh (EX+), 36 Hancock rookie (EX-MT, o/c), 37 Hirsch short-print (EX), 45 Van Buren (EX), 46 Donovan short-printed rookie (EX), 48 Halas rookie (EX), 63 Conerly short-print (Poor to Fair), 72 Schweder short-print (Good), 78 Layne (VG-EX+), 85 Robustelli rookie (VG), 99 Stydahar short-print (EX+), 108 Johnston rookie (VG), 126 Romanik short-print (EX), 127 Matson short-print (VG-EX), 129 Christiansen rookie (VG-EX), 135 Ronzani short-print (EX), 142 Tom Landry (VG-EX to EX), and #144 Jim Lansford short-print (VG). Set is mostly VG-EX to EX-MT, averages EX. There are some NRMT cards scattered throughout the set. Set offers phenomenal break-up value.