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1916 M101-4 Herpolsheimer Hall of Famer and Black Sox PSA Collection (5)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $5,581.25

The 1916 Herpolsheimer's set is an extremely rare issue. The set is very similar in design to M101-4 and M101-5 Sporting News, but with advertising on the reverse for the "Herpolsheimer Co. – Boy’s Fashion Shop – Grand Rapids – Mich." These cards were saved by the father of our consignor, himself now an 82-year-old gentleman. His family originally lived in Grand Rapids, MI, and his father personally got these cards in 1916 directly from the Herpolsheimer Company, which was located down the block from their home. Years ago he told us that he had approximately two hundred cards, all in the same high grade, but sold almost all of them in the 1980s, keeping only a small selection of the very best players. Many of the high-grade M101-4 Herpolsheimer examples in the hobby probably originate from this collection. Offered are collection of five cards: four high-grade Hall of Famers and one future “Black Sox” from this scarce set, each graded and encapsulated by PSA: #64 Chic Gandil (EX 5), 72 Clark Griffith (EX-MT 6), 97 Napoleon Lajoie (NM 7), 107 Connie Mack (NM 7), and 116 John McGraw (NM-MT 8). Each is bright and clean, both front and back, with sharp corners. All five of the cards in this lot are only "1 of 1" graded by PSA with no other examples at any level graded by PSA. This is an extremely high-grade collection of five 1916 Herpolsheimer cards, each the highest-graded and finest example known to exist. Total 5 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $5,581.25

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