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1914 B18 Blankets Collection (53)

Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $1,740.00

These 5-1/4 inch squares of "flannel baseball cards" were issued in 1914, with several popular brands of tobacco. They are referred to as "blankets" because they were to be sewn together to form bed covers, pillowcases, etc. Often overlooked by collectors, B18s are beginning to be recognized by collectors both for their scarcity, and for the exceptional value they represent compared to many other 1910-era baseball tobacco issues. This group of 53 (26 range from Ex to Nr/Mt, balance Vg-Ex or better) is comprised of the following (color refers to pennants, infield, or basepaths, per the Standard Catalog checklist): Stengel Vg-Ex (2 blue), Walter Johnson Ex-Mt (brown), Ty Cobb Vg (white), Ainsmith (green), Austin (red), Baker (white), Bauman (white), Boone (green), Burns (white), Carey Ex (purple), Chance Ex (2 brown), Cole (green), Connolly (white), Daubert (3 green), Fletcher (brown and green), Foster (brown), Gandil Ex-Mt (2 green), Gainor (white), Grant (brown), Griffith (white and brown), Hummel (green), James (white), Konetchy (red), Maisel (green), Mann (white), McAllister (red), McBride (green), Meyers (green), Milan (green), Miller (purple), O. Miller (blue), Moriarty (white), Murray (brown), Peckinpaugh (blue), Perdue (white), Shanks (brown), Snodgrass (brown and green), Steele (purple), Tesreau (green), Tyler (brown), Viox (red), Walsh (red), Whaling (white), and Wiltse (green). An impressive group including five key Hall of Famers and numerous scarcities. Total 53 blankets. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $1,740.00

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