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1948 Leaf Football Display Box Surfaces

Posted by Scott A on April 1, 2012 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (7)

Trying to find a 1948 Leaf Football wrapper has proven to be far more difficult than one would expect.  Given the nearly endless offerings of Bowman wrappers from the early to mid 1950's, the dearth of Leaf wrappers is somewhat surprising. Over the past several years, I've seen one made available and that was part of a larger lot of wrappers from the era.  The actuallity of it being 1948 versus 1949 is still up in the air as the images provided were not of high enough resolution to ...

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Spectacular Bobby Layne Variation offered on eBay

Posted by Scott A on September 18, 2011 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Reviewing recent auctions added to eBay, this auction for the scarce Bobby Layne Red Pants variation caught my eye. 

The auction copy reads: 

The Bobby Layne card, arguably one of the more difficult cards in the issue to locate in top grade, suffers the fatal flaw of having a very tall, oversized text field on the reverse, re...

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White Background Variations

Posted by Scott A on September 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Presented are two additonal White Background variations that to date, are still uncataloged and PSA has not recognized them.

To the left is Harrell Collins, issued in the High Number Series and to the right is Bobby Nussbaumer, issued in the Low Number Series.

New Variation Unveiled

Posted by Scott A on September 2, 2011 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

After several attempts, PSA has finally recognized the Steve Van Buren Blue Sock variation.  This variation exists in both the Green Jersey/Blue Sock (pictured below and previously uncataloged) and the Yellow Jersey/Blue Sock (cataloged in Beckett).

Hall of Famer and 1948 Leaf Member Pete Pihos Passes

Posted by Scott A on August 17, 2011 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Sourced from Associated Press 8/16/2011:

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pete Pihos, a Hall of Fame receiver who helped the Philadelphia Eagles win two straight NFL championships in the 1940s, has died. He was 87.

He died Tuesday at a nursing home in Winston-Salem, N.C., after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, the team said.

Pihos played with the Eagles from 1947-55. He was on the team that captured the title in 1948, and he made the winning cat...

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New Variation - Pending PSA Acceptance and Beckett Inclusion

Posted by Scott A on August 13, 2011 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I have shared this interesting accumulation of variations of Harry Gilmer's 1948 Leaf card with several other collectors.  It appears as though each of these variations, the Maroon and Red Jersey (consistent with others in the set) with a yellow or tan football and the even more interesting Maroon Jersey with a black football:

Recently, I provide...

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