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1914 B18 Blankets Near-Complete Set (160 of 185)

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

Near-complete set of 160 different B18 blankets. 70% range from Ex to Nr/Mt, 20% Vg-Ex to Vg-Ex/Ex, 10% lesser (most Vg or better). The collection is missing only 25 blankets to be complete (not including the 17 almost impossible to find red-infield variations which we do not consider to be a part of the total set count). Because they are not traditional cards, B18s have been overlooked by many collectors. They represent one of the most outstanding values of all baseball tobacco issues. The set includes few Hall of Famers, but many scarcities and rarities. Completing a set is extremely difficult. This advanced collection offers an outstanding foundation toward this end. The blankets missing for completion are as follows: Bauman (brown), Chance (yellow), Chapman (yellow), Coveleski (brown), Dolan (yellow), Doyle (brown), Graney (yellow), Griffith (white, red and brown), Huggins (yellow), Jackson (purple and yellow), D. Miller (purple), Mitchell (yellow), Moriarty (brown), Olson (yellow), O'Neill (red and yellow), Snodgrass (brown), Steele (yellow), Turner (yellow), Whaling (brown), Wilson (purple and yellow), plus the 17 red-infield variations. Included among the 160 B18s in this collection are dozens of the rare and scarce designs and variations. Keys: Carey/purple (Ex), Carey/red (Ex), Chance/green (Ex), Chance/brown (Ex), Chance/blue (Ex), Cobb/white (Vg-Ex), Cobb/brown (tiny dark spot otherwise Ex-Mt), Gandil/green (Ex), Gandil/brown (Vg-Ex), Huggins/purple (Fr), W. Johnson/brown (Vg-Ex), W. Johnson/green (Ex), J. Kelley/purple (Ex), J. Kelley/red (Vg-Ex), Maranville/white (Vg-Ex), Maranville/brown (Ex), Stengel/blue (Vg-Ex), Stengel/green (Vg-Ex), Wallace/purple (Ex-Mt), Wallace/red (Ex), Wheat/blue (Ex-Mt), Wheat/green (Ex). Includes most of the numerous rarities of the set. This is a very clean, carefully assembled, outstanding collection of one of tobacco collecting's most exotic issues, put together over a period of many years by a very advanced longtime collector. Total 160 blankets. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $4,060.00

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