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1941 R330 Double Play Partial Set (53 of 75)

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,185.00

1941 R330 Double Play partial set: 53 different cards (out of the 75 cards in the complete set) from this unique prewar card issue, which features two players per card. Issued by Gum, Inc., the same company responsible for the Play Ball sets issued from 1939 to 1941 (R330s are much scarcer), this set has never received the collector interest that it deserves. All fifty-three offered cards are different, and included are many Hall of Famers and stars of the era. Thirteen grade Ex, thirty-two are evenly distributed Vg to Vg-Ex, and eight range from Pr to Gd (mostly Good). Included in this lot is one of the two Ted Williams cards in the set as well as the lone card of Joe DiMaggio. This is an original "childhood" collection, assembled in 1941 and saved in the family of the original owner. We have selected two key cards to be graded by SGC. Keys: #11-12 Ripple/Lombardi (Gd), 31-32 Ott/Young (Ex), 51-52 Newsome/Greenberg (Vg/Vg-Ex), 57-58 Williams/Tabor (SGC VG/EX 50), 59-60 Cronin/Foxx (Vg), 63-64 DiMaggio/Keller (SGC VG+ 3.5), 67-68 Gordon/Ruffing (Vg), 69-70 Tresh/Appling (Ex), 77-78 Krakauskas/Feller (Ex), 85-86 Greenberg/Ruffing (Vg), 89-90 Ott/Whitehead (Gd/Vg), 99-100 Mize/Litwhiler (Vg-Ex), 105-106 Grove/Doerr (Ex), 119-120 L. Waner/Majeski (Ex), 131-132 Campbell/Boudreau (Vg-Ex), 139-140 Arnovich/Hubbell (Vg-Ex), and 141-142 Riggs/Durocher (Ex). The following are the twenty-two cards missing for completion: #1-2, 5-6, 7-8, 15-16, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24, 29-30, 33-34, 37-38, 39-40, 41-42, 47-48, 49-50, 53-54, 55-56, 61-62, 65-66, 81-82, 125-126, 127-128, and 143-144. This is a very attractive medium-grade partial set of this overlooked prewar issue. Total: 53 cards (representing 106 players). Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800.

SOLD FOR $1,185.00

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