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1952-1955 Red Man Tobacco Complete Set Run (4 Sets) - All with Tabs!

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $4,147.50

Total of 208 cards representing complete sets of all four years of Red Man Tobacco, each with the original tabs intact. From a very old-time collection, these sets have been stored away for decades, possibly since their year of issue. 1) 1952 Complete Set of 52: 60% Vg to Vg-Ex, 40% Pr to Gd. Keys: #1A Stengel (Pr), 1N Durocher (Vg+), 2N Ashburn (Vg), 3A Berra (Vg-Ex), 6A Doby (Fr), 8A Feller (Pr), 9A Fox (Pr), 9N Irvin (Vg),12N Kiner (Vg), 13A Kell (Gd), 15N Mays (Gd/Vg), 16N Musial (Fr), 17N Reese (Vg), 18N Roberts (Vg-Ex), 19N Schoendienst (Vg-Ex), 20N Slaughter (Fr), 21N Snider (Vg+), 22N Spahn (Vg-Ex), 23A Williams (Vg+), and 24A Wynn (Fr). 2) 1953 Complete Set of 52: 50% Vg to Ex, 50% Pr to Gd. Keys: #1A Stengel (Gd/Vg), 3A Berra (Pr), #N Ashburn (Vg), 5A Fox (Vg-Ex), 5N Campanella (Gd), 8A Kell (Vg-Ex), 10A Rizzuto (Fr), 10N Reese (Vg), 11N Roberts (Vg-Ex), 12N Schoendienst (Gd/Vg), 13N Slaughter (Gd/Vg), 14A Wynn (Gd), 14N Snider (Vg), 15N Kiner (Vg), 17A Lemon (Vg-Ex), 18A Mize (Vg), 19N Spahn (Vg-Ex), 21N Wilhelm (Ex), and 26N Musial (Pr). 3) 1954 Complete Master Set of 54: 80% Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), 20% lesser (mostly Vg). Keys: #1N Ashburn (Ex), 3A Fox (Vg-Ex), 4A Kell/Boston (Vg-Ex), 4A Kell/Chicago (Vg+), 5N Irvin (Vg-Ex), 10N Schoendienst (Ex+), 11N Spahn (Ex), 13N Campanella (Ex), 15N Reese (Vg), 16A Ford (Ex-Mt), 16N Snider (Vg-Ex), 17A Rizzuto (Ex-Mt), 18N Roberts (Ex), 19N Slaughter (Vg/Vg-Ex), 20A Berra (Ex-Mt), 21A Lemon (Vg-Ex), 22N Hodges (Ex+), 23N Mathews (Vg-Ex), and 25N Mays (Vg-Ex). 4) 1955 Complete Set of 50: 60% Ex to Ex-Mt, 40% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1N Ashburn (Ex), 3A Ford (Ex), 3N Hodges (Vg-Ex), 4A Fox (Ex-Mt), 7N Mays (Vg), 8A Lemon (Vg-Ex), 10N Spahn (Vg-Ex), 12N Wilhelm (Ex), 14A Wynn (Ex), 16A Berra (Ex), 17N Reese (Vg-Ex+), 18A Doby (Vg-Ex+), 18N Schoendienst (Ex+), and 19N Snider (Gd/Vg). Red Man Tobacco cards are far rarer than most 1950s baseball cards. Because of their tabs (which were designed to be cut) and method of issue, they often have condition problems. Many consider them to represent one of the best values of all cards from the era. This is a relatively affordable, yet still very attractive complete set run of these unusual cards. The cards are bright and crisp, and many display far better than their technically accurate assigned grades. Total: 208 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $4,147.50

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