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Old 06-11-2022, 09:58 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 06-12-2022, 10:57 AM
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Default Scans of Proof #1

Resized my scans to upload.
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Old 06-12-2022, 12:25 PM
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Iíve been through a lot of 55 Biwman footballs and never seen one of these before. Very awesome piece
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Old 06-20-2022, 09:08 PM
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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?
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Old 06-20-2022, 10:13 PM
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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.
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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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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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