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1919 Zeenut PCL Fatty Arbuckle

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $5,288

Graded VG 40 by SGC. “1 of 1!” The only 1919 Zeenut of Arbuckle ever graded by SGC or PSA. Magnificent high-grade example (for a Zeenut) of one of vintage-card collecting's most elusive and fascinating classics. The tragic story of Fatty Arbuckle's rise and fall has been well documented over time. Arbuckle was one of the greatest comedians of the silent era, whose career was forever ruined in 1921 by a scandalous incident involving the death of an actress. Although he was acquitted of any wrongdoing in the incident he became blacklisted in Hollywood and was forced to work behind the camera under assumed names until his death in 1933. What many people don't know, however, is that Arbuckle was a huge baseball fan (both literally and figuratively) and during the height of his film career was owner of the Vernon ball club, a minor league team in the Pacific Coast League. It was for that reason that he was included in this set and it remains the only baseball card to ever feature the silent film legend. The Fatty Arbuckle card is one of the most famous and desirable of all Zeenuts and PCL cards. Outstanding image! A tiny crease in the lower left corner, otherwise Near Mint condition. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $5,288

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