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1887-1941 Prewar Card Collection (51) Plus P2 Sweet Caporal Pins (30)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,938

Very unusual and eclectic collection of fifty-one prewar cards plus thirty P2 Sweet Caporal pins, spanning the years 1887 to 1941, including representation from twenty-one different classic issues, with numerous Hall of Famers and highlights. 1) 1887 N172 Old Judge: Dorgan, NY (hands on knees, Gd-Vg). 2) 1906 Fan Craze (4 cards): Bradley (AL), Criger (AL), Isbell (AL, and Leach (NL). All grade Ex-Mt. 3) 1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel: Maddox (Ex). 4) 1909 E254 Colgan's Chips (1 card plus original tin): Evers (HOF, Ex). The tin grades Vg-Ex. 5) 1910 Obak 175 Subjects: Swander (Ex). 6) 1911 M116 Sporting Life: Evers (HOF, SGC EX 60). 7) 1914 WG4 Polo Grounds: Collins (HOF, Nr/Mt). 8) 1915 E145 Cracker Jack: #7 Collins (HOF, Gd-Vg). 9) 1922 E120 American Caramel 240 Series: Marquard (HOF, Vg-Ex). 10) 1919-1921 W514: #52 McGraw (HOF, Vg-Ex). 11) 1920 W520: #13 Ruth (HOF, Vg). 12) 1921 W551: Johnson (HOF, Vg-Ex). 13) 1923 W515-2 (2 cards): #24 Stengel (HOF, Gd) and 39 (Pr). 14) 1933 Goudey (3 cards): #44 Bottomley (HOF, Vg), 49 Frisch (HOF, Fr), and 63 Cronin (HOF, trimmed). 15) 1934-1936 Diamond Stars (3 cards): #1 Grove (HOF, Fr), 39 Hubbell (HOF, 70/30 L/R otherwise Ex), 59 Bottomley (HOF, Vg). 16) 1934 Goudey (4 cards): #16 (Vg), 19 Grove (HOF, Vg), 22 Vaughan (HOF, Vg-Ex), 48 (Vg-Ex). 17) 1937 Dixie Lids Complete Set of 4: Gehringer (HOF, Vg-Ex), Hartnett (HOF, Vg-Ex), Hubbell (HOF, Vg), and Medwick (HOF, Vg). 18) 1939 Play Ball (17 cards): Ten cards range from Ex to Nr/Mt: #50 Gehringer (HOF, slight trim otherwise Nr/Mt), 54, 59, 86, 89 Waner (HOF, Ex), 94, 115, 118, 125, 129; seven cards range from Vg to Vg-Ex: #34, 48 Gomez (HOF, Vg), 82 Klein (HOF, Vg), 89 Waner (HOF, Vg), 147, 159, 161. 19) 1940 Play Ball: #88 Ott (HOF, Vg). 20) 1941 Play Ball (2 cards): #15 Cronin (HOF, Vg-Ex) and 24 (Vg-Ex). 21) P2 Sweet Caporal Pins (30 pins): The group grades Ex-Mt overall with a few slightly lesser. Includes eleven Hall of Famers: Clarke, two Duffy, Evers, Griffith, Hooper, Jennings, Mathewson, Speaker, Tinker, and Wheat. It is always fun to have the opportunity to present an "instant diverse collection" of quality vintage cards that can't be offered individually only due to value considerations, but are of a quality that can be appreciated by all collectors, beginning or advanced. Collections of such diversity are always popular with bidders. They represent a tremendous value, are often a great learning experience for collectors (many advanced collectors have told us they were jump-started years ago by similar REA auction lots), and can often have a remarkable break value. This is a fascinating representation of many classic card issues from the prewar era, including many highlights, and accompanied by a collection of thirty P2 Sweet Caporal pins. Total 81 items (51 cards plus 30 pins). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,938

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