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1919-1921 W514 Complete Set (120 cards plus 1 variation)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,231

8% Nr/Mt, 5% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 50% range from Vg to Vg-Ex, 37% range from Pr to Gd (mostly Good downgraded for pencil marks and notations). Complete set of 120 cards (plus one variation for a total of 121 cards). Missing only three known variations, #21b Maranville (Pirates), 40b Bancroft (Giants), and 106b Jennings (Giants), for a totally complete master set of 124 cards. The W514 set is the largest and most widely collected of the various "strip card" issues of the era. This complete set of 120 W514 strip cards includes an incredible twenty-six Hall of Famers plus seven of the eight Chicago "Black Sox" who were banned from baseball for their alleged role in throwing the 1919 World Series. The set is highlighted by "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, his only strip-card appearance. Keys: #2 Babe Ruth (Gd-Vg), 3 Felsch (Vg), 15 Joe Jackson (irregular cut along the right, otherwise Vg-Ex), 21a Maranville - Braves (irregular cut along the right, otherwise Vg-Ex), 22 Carey (Vg-Ex), 25 Collins (tear on the bottom, otherwise Gd), 31 Gandil (Gd), 34 Huggins (irregular cut along the left, otherwise Vg), L. Williams (irregular cut along the left, otherwise Vg-Ex), 40a Bancroft - Quakers (Gd), 41 Griffith (Vg-Ex), 43 Ty Cobb (Gd), 52 McGraw (Vg-Ex), 56 Hornsby (Vg), 60 Schalk (Vg), 62 Lajoie (Nr/Mt), 64 Hooper (Ex), 65 Alexander (Nr/Mt), 69 Faber (Gd), 72 Mathewson (Vg), 75 Baker (Nr/Mt), 79 Rice (Ex-Mt), 82 Cicotte (irregular cut, otherwise Vg), 85 Roush (Gd-Vg), 91 Weaver (Fr), 94 W. Johnson (irregular cut, otherwise Vg), 95 Crawford (irregular cut, otherwise Gd), 101 Sisler (Gd-Vg), 102 Speaker (tear on left edge, otherwise Gd), 105 Risberg (Gd), 106a Jennings - Tigers (lower right corner missing, otherwise Ex), 110 Wheat (Vg), and 113 Stengel (Gd). This classic 1920s issue represents one of the most outstanding values in vintage-card collecting and is one of the most important and comprehensive sets of the era. Total: 121 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $3,231

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