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Lot 1915: 1957 (no Starr) and 1959 Topps Football Sets
153 of 154 cards. The ’57 set is missing the Starr rookie. Major rookies include: Unitas (NRMT), Hornung (EX-MT), and Raymond Berry’s rookie (EX). Stars are as follows: LeBaron (NRMT), Van Brocklin (EX+), Tittle (EX-MT), Blanda (EX), Layne (EX), Frank Gifford (EX-MT, o/c), Fred Morrison (NRMT, o/c), and the Checklist (it is marked in pencil on the front & back, otherwise VG-EX). The set is 80% EX-MT and 20% EX. There are some NRMT cards scattered throughout the set. The ’66 is a complete set of 176 cards. Set is featured by Jim Brown’s 2nd year card (NRMT, o/c). Rookies in the set include Sam Huff (EX-MT), Alex Karras (EX-MT), Bobby Mitchell (EX+), and Jim Taylor (EX+). Stars are as follows: Unitas (EX), Gifford (EX-MT), Starr (EX-MT), and Hornung (EX). Set averages a strong EX-MT with NRMT cards scattered throughout the set. Sets averaging EX-MT or better of ‘50s football are tough to find.
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