Collect this 1955 Topps All American Football complete 100 card set EX/MT. The set includes PSA graded cards of Knute Rockne, Otto Graham, Jim Thorpe, The Four Horsemen, and others.
Topps 1955 All-American Football set consists of 100 cards, each measuring 2-5/8" by 3-5/8". To circumvent pro footballers’ contractual conflicts with Bowman, Topps created a card set focusing on Heisman Trophy winners and Hall of Famers - some of whom had played their last down several decades ago as well as some who had recently retired. Topps utilized attractive border hues to complement each player's color-enhanced photographic image, with a black-and-white "action" photo as a backdrop and a rendering of his respective alma mater's symbol occupying one corner of every card's obverse. (A red-and-white "All American" logo, at another corner, balanced the design). The set is anchored by Olympian Jim Thorpe, 1920s superstars "Red" Grange, "Turk" Edwards, "Fats" Henry and Beattie Feathers; Heisman winners Jay Berwanger (the first Heisman Trophy recipient) and Nile Kinnick; and legendary coaches Knute Rockne and Amos Alonzo Stagg. The list continued with recently retired gridiron stars such as Otto Graham, Sammy Baugh, Sid Luckman, Leo Nomellini and Alex Wojciechiwicz.
The set was printed on sheets that held 110 designs, resulting in 25 “Short-Prints” including Berwanger, Nomellini, Tom Harmon, Ace Parker, Mel Hein and all #s 93 through 100 (including #97 Don Hutson and #100 Henry). The scarcest “Short Print” celebrates Notre Dame’s Four Horsemen (#68). Variations include Gaynell Tinsley (#14) and future U.S. Supreme Court Justice "Whizzer" White (#21), both of which can be found with or without the back of the other man's card. Stagg's collectible is also known with an error in place. In all of these cases, the proper, "corrected" version is much more widely available. Although no true "rarities" exist within the All-American's composition, the unremitting effects of "demand scarcity" (brought on by the issue's star power), "short printing," and general condition sensitivity ensure that gathering "only" a hundred different cards isn't easy.
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