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1934-1936 R318 Batter-Up PSA-Graded Collection (39)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,643.75

Collection of thirty-nine different 1934-1936 R318 Batter-Up cards including twelve Hall of Famers, highlighted by Dizzy Dean, Rogers Hornsby, and Frankie Frisch (high #), all graded and encapsulated by PSA: Two EX-MT 6: #56 and 179 Bottomley (HOF). Seven EX 5: #11, 20, 44, 46, 72, 79, 116 High #. Fourteen VG-EX 4: #12, 29, 30 Dickey (HOF), 31 Grove (HOF), 43, 49, 52, 61, 64 Dean (HOF), 68, 69, 115 Andrews/Bottomley (HOF), 173 Frisch (HOF), 181 High #. Nine VG 3: #1, 26, 36 Lyons (HOF), 48, 77 Manush (HOF), 80, 126 Ferrell (HOF), 155 High #, 166 High #. Seven GOOD 2: #33 Frisch (HOF), 35 Hornsby (HOF), 129 Lombardi (HOF), 154 High #, 163 High #, 175 High #, 182 High #. The R318 Batter-Up set is universally recognized as one of the most significant of all prewar baseball card issues. Their striking colors, unusual standup design, and rarity compared to other 1930s sets make "Batter-Ups" one of the most fascinating, distinctive, and difficult-to-complete of all sets from the 1930s. Cards from this set are very difficult to find in high-grade. These cards are designed with die cut backgrounds that can be punched out and folded back to allow each card to stand up. Because of this design, many R318s are naturally found in damaged condition, and in many cases are found with the die cut backgrounds entirely lost. All of the card backgrounds in this collection are complete and intact. This is a very attractive collection representing just a little more than 20% of the set, including twelve rare high-number cards, which could serve as an excellent start toward assembling the set, or serve as an impressive representation of the issue. This is a very attractive mixed-grade collection of R318 Batter-Ups highlighted by twelve Hall of Famers. Total 39 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,643.75

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