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1955 Rodeo Meats Athletics Uncut Sheet

Starting Bid - $2,000.00, Sold For - $6,325.00

Uncut sheet of 1955 Rodeo Meats featuring 25 cards, including Bobby Schantz (incorrect spelling), Lou Boudreau, Vic Power (pink), and Cloyd Boyer (blue). This rare regional issue features exclusively Kansas City Athletics players, and was issued to commemorate the inaugural year of the Athletics in Kansas City. This is the only uncut sheet of Rodeo Meats we have ever seen or heard of and may be the only surviving example. This gem was purchased at Sotheby's October 1992 Sports Memorabilia sale, where it appeared as Lot #277, and has not seen the light of day since. It has been consigned to this sale directly from the original purchaser at that sale. Rodeos are one of the scarcest and most distinctive of all 1950s regional food issues. The sheet measures 13.5 x 17.75 inches. Beautifully framed and matted to dimensions of 19 x 25 inches, with double-sided glass to allow for viewing the reverse of the sheet if desired. One of the few, and best, regional issue sheets in existence, extremely attractive, and very possibly unique. Near Mint condition. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000/$6,000. SOLD FOR $6,325.00

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