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Lot # 298 (of 1525)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1935 R327 Diamond Stars Original Artwork #94 Wes Ferrell

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $4,060.00

Offered is the actual original artwork to card #94 of Boston Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell, from the 1935 R327 Diamond Stars National Chicle baseball card set. This is a very attractive card from the series, and one which is an ideal example as it displays all of the artistic elements characteristic of the R327 set. The Diamond Stars set is highly prized by collectors in large part because of the beautiful artwork and art deco-inspired designs of the set. The detail and the geometric background designs of the offered example are exceptional. Artwork for card sets from the 1930s are exceedingly rare. Back in the late 1970's a group of material surfaced in the collecting world directly from the family of a National Chicle employee, which included approximately thirty original R327 Diamond Star artworks, approximately twenty-five National Chicle Football artworks, and approximately one-hundred additional artworks from several National Chicle non-sport sets. The offered artwork originates directly from this historic find, and is an exceptional example of original 1930s gum card artwork. The artwork is accompanied by an example of the issued card. As is the case with all Diamond Stars artworks, the artwork is on thick artist's board, and measures 4.5 x 5.5 inches. Extremely clean, with sharp, bright, crisp colors. In Excellent to Mint condition. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $4,060.00

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