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1921 W516-2-2 Complete Set (30)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,528

Extremely high-grade complete 30-card set of 1921 W516-2-2 strip cards, highlighted by thirteen Hall of Famers including Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson, Ty Cobb, and Walter Johnson. Keys: #2 Alexander (Nr/Mt), 3 Johnson (Ex-Mt), 4 Hornsby (Ex-Mt), 5 Cobb (Ex-Mt), 6 Speaker (Ex-Mt), 7 Schalk (Ex-Mt), 10 Ruth (Ex-Mt), 21 Bancroft (Ex-Mt), 22 Roush (Ex-Mt), 24 Hooper (Nr/Mt), 25 Kelly (Ex), 27 Mathewson (Ex-Mt), 28 Collins (Ex), and 30 Cicotte ("Black Sox" - Nr/Mt). The balance of the cards range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt). These strip cards are particularly sharp looking, though it is very possible that many will not grade numerically due to size requirements or being cut into the dotted lines. Note: The grades provided are not intended to imply potential PSA or SGC grades. Strip cards from this set are almost always encapsulated as Authentic by grading companies due to their slightly imperfect cuts. This is a very fresh, clean, extremely impressive high-grade set which includes a particularly high concentration of Hall of Famers, and particularly attractive examples of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Christy Mathewson. From an old-time collection, these cards have been stored away in a closet for decades. This set is about as sharp as these are ever found. With all the major stars included, a case could be made that W516s represent one of the best values among all 1920s issues. Total: 30 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $1,528

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