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1930s and 1940s Prewar Baseball-Card Collection (235)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $2,644

Very substantial and exciting assemblage of 235 assorted low- to mid-grade vintage cards, spanning the years 1932 to 1941, with representation of nine different card sets, highlighted by many stars and Hall of Famers. Numerous highlights include cards from some of the most popular and unusual sets from the 1930s (including eight R328 U.S. Caramel cards, three 1933 DeLong Gum cards, and two 1937 O-Pee-Chee cards). 1) 1932 R328 U.S. Caramel (8 cards, 7 different): #8 Hafey (Vg), 9 Sarazen (Pr), 10 Maranville (Pr), two 13 L. Waner (Gd and Pr), 18 Lazzeri (Gd), 20 Rufffing (Pr), and 29 Earnshaw (Vg). 2) 1933 R333 DeLong (3 cards, 2 different): #15 Stephenson (Pr-Fr) and two 18 Dykes (Fr and Pr). 3) 1933 Goudey Sport Kings (15 cards, 12 different): two #9 Blood (Vg-Ex and Fr), 13 Fator (Ex), 14 Londos (trimmed, o/w Ex), two 15 McNamara (Vg-Ex and Fr), two 16 Tilden (Pr-Fr and trimmed, o/w Gd), 21 Weissmuller (Pr-Fr), 28 Doolittle (possible slight trim, o/w Ex), 29 Bailey (Fr), 36 Hoppe (Pr), 40 George (Fr), 46 Vines (Pr), and 47 Stevens (Gd). 4) 1934-1936 R318 Batter-Up (89 low-number cards, 48 different): 20% Vg (with a few slightly better), and 80% ranging from Pr to Gd (averaging Fr) all with tops. Keys: three #2 Lopez (Fr-Gd and two Pr-Fr), 6 Terry (Pr), 10 Ferrell (Pr), 14 Traynor (trimmed, o/w Pr), 17 Waner (trimmed, o/w Vg-Ex), 23 Gomez (Pr), two 24 Averill (Vg and Pr-Fr), 27 Ott (Pr-Fr), 28 Foxx (pencil writing on back, o/w Fr-Gd), two 32 Cronin (Gd and Pr-Fr), 35 Hornsby (Pr-Fr),two 36 Lyons (Vg and slight trim, o/w Vg), two 37 Maranville (Pr-Fr and Pr), two 45 Lazzeri (Vg and Gd), two 73 Wilson (both Pr), and four 77 Manush (Gd and three Pr). 5) 1935 R321 Goudey (73 cards, 28 different cards out of 36 in the set): Every card has either pencil marks or creases or both. Good condition overall. Keys: Cochrane/Gehringer (Gd-Vg), two Ott (Gd and Fr), Ferrell (Vg), three Appling (Gd and two trimmed), four Goslin (three Fr and Pr-Fr), Foxx (Fr), five Bottomley/Myatt (Vg and four Gd), four Vance (two Gd and two Pr-Fr), two Bottomley/Piet (both Gd), four Lyons (Gd and three Pr-Fr), Terry/Jackson (Fr), four Averill (two Vg and two Gd), two Cronin (Vg and Pr), and four Manush (two Vg and two Gd). 6) 1937 V300 O-Pee-Chee (2 cards): #113 Trosky (Pr-Fr) and 122 Allen (Gd). 7) 1938 R323 Goudey Heads-Up (24 cards, 11 different): five #242 Fox (Vg, Gd, two Pr-Fr, Pr), 243 Kuhel (Pr), three 244 Demaree (two Vg, and Pr), four 245 Pytlak (two Vg, two Gd-Vg), two 246 Lombardi (Fr-Gd and Pr), 249 Foxx (Fr-Gd), 251 Hadley (Vg), 255 Solters (Vg), two 256 Kennedy (Gd-Vg and Pr), 259 Werber (Pr), and three 261 Radcliff (Vg, Gd, Pr). 8) 1941 R330 Double Play (19 cards, 15 different): two #23-24 Reese/Higbe RC (both Gd), 27-28 (Pr), 39-40 Mize/Slaughter (Gd), two 47-48 (both Vg), 69-70 Tresh/Appling (Gd), 71-72 (Vg), 83-84 Gordon/Keller (Gd), 101-102 (Vg-Ex), 103-104 (Vg and Gd), 107-108 Pytlak/D. DiMaggio (Pr), 113-114 Crosetti/Strum (Vg-Ex), 123-124 (Gd), two 129-130 (Gd-Vg and Gd), 141-142 Riggs/Durocher (Gd), and two 145-146 (both Gd). 9) 1941 R324 Goudey (2 cards): #24 Andrews SP (Pr) and 30 Tobin (the card is miscut allowing for the wrong card number ‘32’ to appear in the lower right corner, o/w Vg). Very unusual and substantial assortment of 1930s cards including many Hall of Famers. Total 235 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $2,644

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