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1911 D359 Rochester Baking Collection SGC-Graded (5)

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $9,400.00

Extraordinary collection of five D359 Rochester Baking cards (out of 18 in the set), including one Hall of Famer, all graded by SGC. D359s are among the rarest of all 1910-era issues. Produced to commemorate the Athletics’ 1910 Championship season, the set features exclusively Athletics, including manager Connie Mack. Four different companies (Rochester Baking, Williams Baking, Cullivan’s Fireside Tobacco, and blank-backed versions catalogued as E104-1 Nadja) issued the 18-card Philadelphia Athletics set in 1911. The cards measure 1-1/2 x 2-5/8 inches, which is the standard size for tobacco and candy issues, but are considerably rarer than most 1910-era “E” and “T” card issues. Presented is a rare group of five different players, representing three of the four different companies which produced this highly elusive series. 1) 1910 E104-1 Nadja Phil. Athletics: Home Run Baker (SGC FAIR 20, We grade this card Vg-Ex; the card has no creases, just a little corner wear, and has been downgraded due to red ink stamp on the blank-back reverse, reading "Swift" with a street address, possibly representing the candy store and as issued). 2-3) 1911 D359 Rochester Baking: Danny Murphy (SGC EX 60, perfectly clean, both front and back, with a striking green background) and Ira Thomas (SGC VG 40, no creases, downgraded due to a very light stamp-hinge stain on reverse, otherwise Vg-Ex/Ex). 4-5) 1911 D359 Williams Baking: Jimmy Dygert (SGC FAIR 20, bright and clean, with a vivid blue background, downgraded for light scattered stains on the reverse, and a small scrape also on the reverse resulting in a small amount of paper loss) and Paddy Livingston (SGC EX/NM 80, perfectly clean, both front and back, with four sharp corners, stunning, deep blue background, perfect registration, and centered slightly to the top border 30/70, Very sharp card). Cards from the four different sets, including the Cullivan's Fireside Tobacco cards, which are catalogued T208, are distinguishable only by the advertising on their backs. This is a very significant collection of these rare and distinctive prewar food cards in outstanding high grade. Total 5 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $9,400.00

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