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1934-1941 Baseball-Card Collection: R318, R330, S&S (164 Cards)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,350

Collection of 164 cards in total, from three unusual prewar baseball sets spanning the years 1934 to 1941, issued by National Chicle (R318 Batter-Up) and Gum Products, Inc. (R330 Double Play including a PSA EX 5 of Joe DiMaggio), and the S&S Game Company: 1) 1934-1936 R318 Batter-Up Partial Set (76 of 192 cards): Comprised of 72 of the 80 low-numbers plus four rare high numbers for a total of 76 cards. Missing just eight cards for a complete low-number set (#1 Berger, 4, 8 Bottomley, 34 Simmons, 39, 42 Gehringer, 44, and 63). Grades Pr to Vg with all cards having tops (with a few slightly better). Keys: #3 Lopez (Vg), 5 Hubbell (Pr-Fr), 6 Terry (Pr-Fr), 10 Ferrell (Gd), 14 Traynor (Pr-Fr), 16 Hafey (Vg), 17 Waner (Vg), 21 Vaughn (Fr), 23 Gomez (Ex), 24 Averill (Ex), 25 Cochrane (Pr-Fr), 27 Ott (Vg-Ex), 28 Foxx (Pr-Fr), 30 Dickey (Pr-Fr), 31 Grove (Gd), 32 Cronin (pencil mark on back, otherwise Vg-Ex/Ex), 33 Frisch (pencil writing on the front and back, otherwise Ex), 35 Hornsby (Vg), 36 Lyons (pencil mark on the back and a few surface abrasions, otherwise Vg/Vg-Ex), 37 Maranville (trimmed, otherwise Ex), 45 Lazzeri (Vg), 57 Greenberg (Pr), 64 Dean (Gd), 73 Wilson (Gd), 77 Manush (Gd-Vg), 91 High # (Fr), 140 High # (Gd), 161 High # (Pr), and 186 High # (Pr). 2) 1936 S&S Game Complete Set (52 cards): 70% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), and 30% lesser grades. This 52-card set features many stars and Hall of Famers including Jimmy Foxx, Carl Hubbell, Mel Ott, Pie Traynor, Paul Waner, Bill Dickey, Luke Appling, Joe Cronin, Charlie Gehringer, Frankie Frisch, Joe Medwick, and many others. This set may represent the best value of all cards issued in the 1930s. 3) 1941 R330 Double Play Partial Set (36 of 75 cards): Grades Fr to Vg (with a few slightly better). Keys: #11-12 Ripple/Lombardi (Gd-Vg), 15-16 Owen/Waner (Ex-Mt), 23-24 Reese/Higbe (Vg), 63-64 DiMaggio/Keller (PSA EX 5), 77-78 Krakauskas/Feller (punch-hole in the upper right, otherwise Vg), 83-84 Gordon/Keller (punch-hole in the upper left, otherwise Ex), and 85-86 Greenberg/Ruffing (punch-hole in the upper left, otherwise Vg). The SMR value for just the PSA EX 5 of DiMaggio is $350. Total 164 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,350

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