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1919-1921 W514 Complete Set (124 cards)

Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $5,800.00

15% Nr/Mt, 65% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 20% Vg-Ex (includes a few slightly lesser). This complete set of 124 (120 regular cards plus 4 variations) W514 strip cards includes twenty-six Hall of Famers and seven of the eight Chicago "Black Sox" who were banned from baseball for their role in throwing the 1919 World Series. The W514 set is the largest and most widely collected of the various "strip card" issues of the era. This is the second best complete set in terms of condition which could be assembled from the hoard of 1600+ W514 cards. This set is very close in grade to the number one set, which we had graded by SGC. Most cards in this set, in fact, are equal in quality to that of set number one. Please note that, based on the SGC grading report for set number one, SGC would grade this set more harshly than we have, as SGC downgrades hand-cut strip cards with extremely slight cutting imperfections more severely than we do. While we have a slightly different approach to grading hand-cut "strip cards," comparing the SGC grades of set number one with the grades of set number two (this set) may provide additional valuable insight into the grades of each set, both of which are beautiful high-grade sets. Keys: #2 Babe Ruth (Vg), 3 Felsch (Vg-Ex), 15 Joe Jackson (Ex), 21a Maranville - Braves (Ex-Mt), 21b Maranville - Pirates (Ex), 22 Carey (Vg-Ex), 25 Collins (Ex), 31 Gandil (Vg), 34 Huggins (Vg-Ex), L. Williams (Vg-Ex), 40a Bancroft - Quakers (Vg), 40b Bancroft - Giants (SGC Ex 50), 41 Griffith (Vg), 43 Ty Cobb (Vg), 52 McGraw (Vg-Ex), 56 Hornsby (Vg), 60 Schalk (Vg-Ex), 62 Lajoie (Ex), 64 Hooper (Vg-Ex), 65 Alexander (Ex-Mt), 69 Faber (Nr/Mt), 72 Mathewson (Vg-Ex), 75 Baker (Vg), 79 Rice (Ex), 82 Cicotte (Vg-Ex), 85 Roush (Ex), 91 Weaver (Vg), 94 W. Johnson (Vg-Ex), 95 Crawford (Vg-Ex), 101 Sisler (Vg-Ex), 102 Speaker (Vg-Ex), 105 Risberg (Ex), 106a Jennings - Tigers (Vg-Ex), 106b Jennings - Giants (Ex-Mt), 110 Wheat (Vg-Ex/Ex), 113 Stengel (Vg-Ex). Total 124 cards. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $5,800.00

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