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The featured 1951 Bowman football card of Fran Polsfoot has been graded PSA 8 NM-MT and reports just 13 comparable copies on record at PSA, making it one of the set's toughest three cards; #73 Dante Lavelli and #126 Dick Wildung also report "pops" of 14 in the NM-MT 8 grade. For those uninitiated, the term "pop" is short for population, which refers to a card's quantity in a given grade in the population databases, or census reports, at, the card collecting hobby's leading third-party authenticator, which touts nearly 22,000,000 collectibles certified as of December 2013. When a card is submitted to PSA for grading, it receives a numerical grade from 1 to 10 and is "slabbed" in a tamper-proof case along with a serial number that identifies it within PSA's databases, thereby keeping track of how many cards have been submitted -- and what grades they received -- from every set in every sport, plus non-sport cards, ever made, hence the 22,000,000. After more than two decades of this activity, these population reports have developed highly accurate pictures of which sets are the toughest and which cards within those sets are the hardest to encounter in high-grade condition, whether because of printing inaccuracies or some other reason. Very few cards from any sport in the 1950s report such low populations in the NM-MT 8 grade, and because sales are so infrequent, prices for these and other comparable cards have swung widely. Considering that Bowman football cards were produced in far fewer quantities than Bowman baseball, however, and considering the intense popularity of the NFL in the US and around the world, chances are that such opportunities to acquire a statistically registered rarity like the offered 1951 Bowman Polsfoot PSA 8 will only decrease with time. 

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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium: $107
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Sunday, January 5, 2014.
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