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1914 B18 Blankets Collection (15) Including Ty Cobb

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $705.00

Collection of fifteen B18 blankets, all but one (Cobb) ranging in grade from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt overall). These 5.25-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 intended to be sewn together to create bed covers, pillowcases, etc. Often overlooked by collectors, B18s are beginning to be recognized both for their scarcity, and for the exceptional value they represent compared to many other 1910-era baseball tobacco issues. Collection of fifteen B18s: (color refers to pennants, infield, or basepaths, per The Standard Catalog checklist): Carey (HOF, purple), Ty Cobb (white, grades Gd due to fraying and light stain on reverse), Cole (blue), Connolly (white), Gibson (purple), Grant (green), Griffith (green), Milan (green), Moeller (green), Murray (green), Perdue (white), Snodgrass (green), Stengel (HOF, blue), Sweeney (green), and Tesreau (green). Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $705.00

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