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1898 to 1963 Unusual Baseball Card and Card-Related Collection (197)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $7,050
Offered is an extremely diverse and substantial collection of 197 baseball cards and card-related items, mostly low grade but with many exceptions, dating from 1898 to 1963, with representation from thirty-four different highly regarded issues. This is a fascinating selection of quality vintage cards from some of the most desirable sets of their eras (and some obscure sets as well), highlighted by numerous Hall of Famers including Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmy Foxx, and many more. 1) 1898-1899 National Copper Plate Co. Portraits (3): Hoy, Lange, and Zimmer. All grade Pr. 2) 1899-1900 M101-1 Sporting News Supplements (2): Griffith (June 3, 1899) and Kelley (Sept. 16, 1899). Both grade Pr. 3) 1901-1917 Police Gazette Supplements (3): #1413 Bresnahan, 1663 Raymond, and 1877 Rucker. All grade Pr. 4) 1906 Chicago Base Ball Club team photo (15 x 9.75 inches). Large newspaper supplement photo ( The North American ) of the White Sox team (Pr). 5) 1909 Boston Herald Supplements (1): Hooper (possible slight trim). 6) 1921 Exhibits (10): includes Carey (Ex), Schalk (Vg-Ex), two Speaker (Ex and Pr), and Wheat (Vg-Ex). The remaining five cards grade as follows: one Ex, two Vg-Ex, two Pr. 7) 1922 Eastern Exhibit Supply Co. (6): includes Bancroft (Gd). The remaining five cards grade as follows: one Vg-Ex, four Gd. 8) 1923-1924 Exhibits (1): Sand (Vg). 9) 1925-1931 Postcard-Back Four-on-One Exhibits (1): Harris/Groh/Dempsey/Kansas (Vg). 10) 1925-1931 Postcard-Back Exhibits (15): includes Ty Cobb (Detroit, Gd - blank back), two Harris (both Ex - blue and orange), two Heilmann (Ex-Mt and Vg-Ex, pink and green), three Hornsby (St. Louis, Gd-Vg - blank back, and two Boston, both Ex - yellow and blue), Johnson (Vg - blue), Roush (NY, Ex - yellow), and Babe Ruth (batting follow-through, Gd-Vg - blank back). The remaining four cards grade as follows: one Ex, two Vg, one Gd. 11) 1928 Exhibits (1): Zitzmann (Gd). 12) 1929-1930 Four-on-One Exhibits (1): Foxx/Cochrane/Grove/Haas (Vg). 13) 1929-1930 R315 (12): Bishop (Ex), Foxx (Vg-Ex), Frisch (Vg-Ex, yellow), Grimes (Vg), Herman (Ex), two Hornsby (b&w - Gd and yellow - Vg-Ex), Hubbell (miscut on bottom, otherwise Ex), Pennock (Gd), Simmons (Vg-Ex), two Vance (b&w - miscut on bottom, otherwise Ex; yellow - Gd). 14) 1929 Philadelphia A's team composite print (10 x 9 inches). The print, produced as a premium by Nu Grape Company of America and Nu Icy Inc., features portrait images of 22 team members including Grove, Foxx, Simmons, Collins, Cochrane, and Earnshaw. With a few slight creases along the border areas, displays as Ex. 15) 1930 W554 (3): Foxx (pencil on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), Ott (pencil on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), Simmons (pencil on back, otherwise Vg-Ex). 16) 1931-1932 Four-on-One Exhibits (1): Dickey/Lazzeri/etc. (Gd-Vg). 17) 1933 Four-on-One Exhibits (3): Lindstrom/Critz/etc. (Fr), English/Grimm/etc. (Vg), Lopez/Vance/etc. (Gd). 18) 1933 R319 Goudey (11): includes #20 Terry (Gd), 44 Bottomley (Vg-Ex), 92 Gehrig (Pr), and 202 Hartnett (Fr). The remaining seven cards grade as follows: two Vg, five Gd. 19) 1934 R320 Goudey (15): includes #11 Waner (Gd), 27 Appling (Vg-Ex), 37 Gehrig (Pr), and 62 Greenberg (Pr). The remaining eleven cards grade as follows: three Vg-Ex, three Vg, two Gd, two Fr, one Pr. 20) 1934-1936 R327 Diamond Stars (2): #82 (Vg) and 83 Waner (Gd). 21) 1934-1936 R318 Batter-Up (1): #65 (tape on back, otherwise Ex). 22) 1934 R313-A Gold Medal Foods (1): "Dizzy" Dean (Pr). 23) 1934 Diamond Matchbooks - Silver Border (8): includes Durocher, Gehringer, Hafey, Medwick. Condition of the eight cards ranges from Gd to Vg. 24) 1935-1936 Diamond Matchbooks (12): includes Bottomley, Frisch, Hartnett, Herman, Hubbell, Lopez, Ott. Condition of the twelve cards ranges from Gd to Vg. 25) 1935 R321 Goudey (1): Ott (Gd-Vg). 26) 1936 R314 Goudey "Wide Pen" Premiums - Type 1 (18 plus one Type 3): includes Averill, Cochrane, Ferrell Bros., Frisch, Gehringer, Goslin, Harris, Simmons, P. Waner. Condition ranges from Fr to Gd (with one Pr). 27) 1936 R311 Glossy Finish (1): Greenberg (Pr-Fr). 28) 1936 R312 (4): Cochrane (Gd), Dickey (Gd), Hornsby (Fr), Lombardi (Fr). 29) 1937 R342 Goudey Thum Movies (1): #12 Foxx (Gd). 30) 1938 R323 Goudey "Heads-Up" (7): #249 Foxx (Gd), 252 (Gd), 255 (Ex), 262 Medwick (Ex-Mt), 270 Lombardi (Gd), 277 Greenberg (Vg), 284 (Fr). 31) 1952 Dixie Lids (14): All with tabs, includes Ashburn (Gd), Feller (Gd-Vg), Kiner (Gd-Vg). The remaining eleven lids grade as follows: six Ex or better, five Gd. 32) 1953 Dixie Lids (25 large and 5 small, for a total of 30): All with tabs and original cellophane cover (except six without cellophane cover). Includes two Ashburn (large and small), two Fox, Schoendienst, and three Slaughter. All grade Ex-Mt or better (except six lesser). 33) 1954 Dixie Lids (4): Ashburn (no tab), Kluszewski, Minoso, Rosen. All grade Fr. 34) 1963 Statistic Backs Exhibits (1): Mantle (staple holes, otherwise Vg-Ex). This is a very unusual and substantial collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century baseball cards and card-related items from many different sets and spanning many different eras, mostly low grade but with some exceptions, with a very high concentration of Hall of Famers. This lot naturally has tremendous break value. This is a fascinating assemblage that can practically provide an education in vintage cards all by itself! Total 197 items. Reserve $500. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $7,050
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