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1921 Exhibits Complete Set (64)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,115

Complete set of sixty-four cards from the classic 1921 Exhibits series. This set includes twenty-one Hall of Famers. 1921 was the very first year the legendary Exhibit Supply Company of Chicago issued cards. It would go on to issue sets for the next fifty years. These cards were sold by Exhibit card machines at amusement parks and penny arcades, one penny per card. The key card from the 1921 Exhibits set features the legendary Babe Ruth. This is one of Ruth's earliest cards featuring him with the Yankees. When this set was issued, it happened to be a great era for Hall of Famers. This set is loaded. Additional Hall of Famers featured in the set include Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby, Walter Johnson, and Tris Speaker, plus sixteen others. Keys: Alexander (Vg), Bancroft (Ex), Carey (Gd), Cobb (Pr), Collins (Pr), Coveleski (Ex), Faber (Gd), Frisch (Vg), Grimes (Ex), Haines (Gd-Vg), Harris (Vg), Hornsby (Fr), Johnson (Vg-Ex), Kelly (Ex), Maranville (Ex), Rice (Gd), Ruth (Pr), Schalk (Ex), Sisler (Vg), Speaker (Ex), and Wheat (Vg-Ex). The balance of the cards range from Good to Ex (with a couple lesser). As can easily be seen from the images provided, even the lower-graded cards have tremendous visual appeal, in most cases far better than suggested by their technical grades. In addition to its great significance as the Exhibit Supply Company's first set, this Exhibits set is extremely substantial, offers far rarer cards than many other sets from the era, and represents an extraordinary collecting value for quality cards from the 1920s. Total: 64 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $2,115

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