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JRumierz 06-11-2022 08:58 PM

1955 Bowman Football Proofs
 
Many interesting items came out of Mull's basement 30 years ago. He was a higher up at Bowman Gum who was the source of the 1952 Large Size Color and B&W Bowman Baseball proofs.
He also had the first series of 1955 Bowman Football on white paper. I have 48
of the first series (1-64). Wondering if anyone has seen any of these "on the street". These 48 are all I know of. The printing is apparently identical, the paper stock is slightly thinner.

JRumierz 06-12-2022 09:57 AM

Scans of Proof #1
 
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G1911 06-12-2022 11:25 AM

Iíve been through a lot of 55 Biwman footballs and never seen one of these before. Very awesome piece

clamendo 06-20-2022 08:08 PM

I think the George Moll proofs have blank backs. There are a few on eBay from other years. I have personally seen some of George Mollís cards in binders with unissued cards. They were on mini-sheets. I didnít pull them out and look at the backs. I do have two 1956 Bowman Football cards that supposedly were part of George Mollís collection. That were proofs and unissued. They to were blank-backed.

Maybe they ran out of paper stock and substituted the white stock paper?

G1911 06-20-2022 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by clamendo (Post 2235988)
I think the George Moll proofs have blank backs. There are a few on eBay from other years. I have personally seen some of George Mollís cards in binders with unissued cards. They were on mini-sheets. I didnít pull them out and look at the backs. I do have two 1956 Bowman Football cards that supposedly were part of George Mollís collection. That were proofs and unissued. They to were blank-backed.

Maybe they ran out of paper stock and substituted the white stock paper?

Would you share an image of your 1956 proofs? I havenít come across a 1956 Bowman football before. That sounds awesome.

clamendo 06-21-2022 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by G1911 (Post 2235996)
Would you share an image of your 1956 proofs? I havenít come across a 1956 Bowman football before. That sounds awesome.


I have to find them, two cards I tucked away in a box.


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toppcat 06-22-2022 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by clamendo (Post 2235988)
I think the George Moll proofs have blank backs. There are a few on eBay from other years. I have personally seen some of George Mollís cards in binders with unissued cards. They were on mini-sheets. I didnít pull them out and look at the backs. I do have two 1956 Bowman Football cards that supposedly were part of George Mollís collection. That were proofs and unissued. They to were blank-backed.

Maybe they ran out of paper stock and substituted the white stock paper?

Not sure about Bowman but Topps would print on white paper, I think before the final cardboard proofing. I have a 1967 Baseball panel like this and know of several in that year and others.


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