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Offered is a high-grade example of an important mid-1960s football card issue, the 1967 Philadelphia Gum set that depicted players from the National Football League at a time when Topps had stepped back from the veteran circuit to focus for several years on the fledgling American Football League. The set presents in a uniform and consistent fashion, essentially Ex-Mt to Near-Mint, with about ½ dozen cards falling below Excellent. It comes out to approximately 45 percent being Near-Mint, 48 percent Ex-Mt and five percent Excellent. The six missing numbers: No. 1, 35 Sayers, 94, 132, 185 Jurgensen and 188. Here’s the breakdown of keys: No. 23 Unitas – Ex-Mt, 28 Butkus – Ex-Mt-Plus, 29 Ditka – Near-Mint, 43 Kelly Rookie – Nr-Mt, 46 Warfield – Nr-Mt, 54 Jordan Rookie – Nr-Mt, 55 Lilly – Nr-Mt, 79 Nitschke – Excellent, 82 Starr – Ex-Mt-Plus, 88 Gabriel – Ex-Mt, 106 Tarkenton – Ex-Mt-Plus, 123 Hornung – Ex, 165 Smith – Ex-Mt and 197 Checklist – Ex.
1967 Philadelphia Gum High-Grade Near Set (192/198)1967 Philadelphia Gum High-Grade Near Set (192/198)
1967 Philadelphia Gum High-Grade Near Set (192/198)
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Minimum Bid: $125
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,390
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Friday, March 31, 2023.
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