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1928 Zeenut PCL Complete Set (168) Including Lombardi Rookie and Averill

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,819

Complete set of all 168 different 1928 Zeenut cards featuring Pacific Coast League players, highlighted by the Hall of Famers Ernie Lombardi (rookie card) and Earl Averill. The 1928 Zeenut set is comprised of players from eight different teams (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Mission, Oakland, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Seattle). A complete set such as this is very rarely seen. This is the first time we have ever offered a complete set of 1928 Zeenuts. The cards range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt from the front (with a few slightly lesser), but technically grade lower due to the player's position written on the back of each card in either pencil or ink (except for six cards that have no writing). We have submitted three key cards to be graded by SGC. Keys: Earl Averill (FAIR 20, Vg-Ex appearance on the front downgraded for "cf. Sold to Cleveland" written on the back), Cohen (Ex-Mt), Crosetti (GOOD 30, Ex appearance downgraded for "3b" written on the back), Ernie Lombardi rookie card (POOR 10, Ex appearance, downgraded for paper loss and "c" written on back), and Reese (Vg). As is usually the case with Zeenuts, the coupon at the bottom of each card has been neatly clipped away, as intended, to be redeemed for valuable prizes. Also as is usually the case with Zeenuts, most of the cards have a far superior appearance than suggested by their technically accurate modest grades. This "comes with the territory" with Zeenuts. This 1928 Zeenut set is part of an extraordinary comprehensive Zeenut collection, the finest we have ever handled. The collection was assembled over a period of many years by an extremely advanced pioneer collector, and has been broken down by year into a number of smaller but still very substantial lots. Total: 168 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $3,819

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