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Lot # 398 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1926 W512 and 1927 W560 Uncut Strip-Card Sheets Including Babe Ruth (2 sheets with 41 cards)

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,066.50

Pair of uncut sheets from two classic 1920s strip issues highlighted by Babe Ruth and several stars of sport and film. 1) 1926 W512 uncut sheet of twenty-five cards with five baseball players (#6-10) in the top row, including Ruth. The balance of the sheet features cards of other sporting stars (including Bill Tilden, Walter Hagen, and Johnny Weismuller), actors, and five boxers. Ruth is situated in the upper left corner and is technically Gd with a small tear at the top edge. The sheet is overall Vg-Ex with interior cards Mint. 2) 1927 W560 Playing Cards uncut sheet featuring sixteen cards. These cards were intended to be cut up to be part of a playing-card deck. This sheet is highlighted by Babe Ruth and four other Hall of Famers (Paul Waner, Fred Lindstrom, Roger Hornsby, and Waite Hoyt) as well as boxer Jack Dempsey. Overall in Vg condition with a lower right corner crease, minor wear to the corners, and light wrinkling. Ruth is technically Gd with most interior cards ranging from Ex to Nr/Mt. This is an attractive pairing of two 1920s "strip-card" sheets in their original uncut form and featuring numerous highlights. Total: 2 sheets. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $1,066.50

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