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1927 FC59 Honey Boy Ice Cream Graded Collection (5)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,232.50

Collection of five rare 1927 FC59 Honey Boy Ice Cream cards, highlighted by two Hall of Famers, each graded by PSA or SGC: #5 Snake Siddle (PSA EX-MT 6), 16 Heinie Groh (PSA VG-EX 4), 19 Dave Bancroft (HOF, SGC VG 40), 20 Frank Frisch (HOF, SGC EX 60), and 21 George Burns (PSA VG-EX 4). All of these cards are the highest-graded examples in the PSA and SGC population report. "Honey Boys" are rarely offered, but are well known by advanced collectors both for their rarity and memorable product name, as well as for being one of the very few card sets issued during the late 1920s. This 21-card set was issued by The Purity Ice Cream Co. of Winnipeg, Canada, in 1927, to promote the company's Honey Boy Ice Cream product. The set features mostly Major Leaguers but also includes a few Canadian League players, among them "Snake" Siddle of the Arenas club, whose card is included in this lot. Honey Boys measure 1-5/8 x 2-3/8 inches. They are considerably rarer than almost all of the few card issues dating from the 1920s. The front pictures a square black-and-white portrait with just the player's name printed below. The reverse of each card features advertising for the Purity Ice Cream Co. and the company offers a brick of "Delicious Honey Boy Ice Cream" for a full set of twenty-one cards. These are the first "Honey Boys" we've had in years. This is a very clean and attractive group of this extremely rare prewar food issue. Total 5 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++.
SOLD FOR $2,232.50

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