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Complete Set of (10) 1948 Baltimore Colts Matchbooks - All SGC 40

Lot Number 382

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Combatants in the short-lived All-America Football Conference, the Baltimore Colts endured three woeful seasons before eventually merging into the NFL and becoming that league's model franchise. Hawking its local gridiron heroes during the 1948 AAFC season, the Maryland Match Co. issued a set of (10) matchbooks individually showcasing Colts players. Presented are all (10) of those matchbooks, with each encapsulated and assessed 40 VG 3 by SGC. The obverse of each presents beautifully, with player image and text legend denoting name, position and college. "Maryland Match Co." appears on the saddle, and the back urges viewers to "Buy Maryland Made Products" and "Ride With The Colts." The matches have been long-since removed (accounting in large part for the technical grades), though the only visible creases are the proper folds at the saddle and striker. Includes: Dick Barwegen, Lamar Davis, Spiro Dellerba, Lou Gambino, Rex Grossman, Jake Leicht, Charlie O'Rourke, Y.A. Tittle, Sam Vacanti and Herman Wedemeyer.

 
 
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