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1930s Baseball and Hockey Matchbook Cover Collection (92)

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $696.00

This collection is comprised of ninety-two matchbook covers from the 1930s. Forty-one are baseball and fifty-one are hockey. These matchbook covers are very scarce compared to gum cards of the era, especially the covers featuring hockey players. All of the hockey covers are different. The baseball group includes a few duplicates, and is highlighted by twelve Hall of Famers. Baseball: 1) 1934 (silver border): 32 covers (26 different players) including Bottomley, Dizzy Dean, Durocher, Gehringer, Hafey, Herman, Hubbell, Lopez, Maranville, Ott, Stengel and Vance. 2) 1935 (black border): Van Mungo. 3) 1935-36 (no team name on reverse): four different plus one duplicate. 4) 1936 (with team name on reverse): three covers, all Van Mungo (two are red and one is green). Hockey: 1) Silver Border series: four different. 2) Tan Border series (type one): four different. 3) Tan Border series (type two): thirteen different. 4) Tan Border Series (type three): twenty-four different including HOFers Art Coulter, Harry Oliver and Dave Schriner. 5) Tan Border series (type four): six different. Overall in Excellent condition. Very sharp looking group, perfectly flat, all with strikers intact. 1930s matchbook covers are considered by many to represent one of the best collecting values of all 1930s issues. Total 92 covers. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $696.00

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