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1887 to 1936 Prewar Card Collection (74) Including Hall of Famers

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,444

Presented is an eclectic collection of seventy-four different prewar cards, spanning the years 1887 to 1936 and highlighted by nineteen Hall of Famers from some of the most desirable sets of the era. Sixty-seven cards are baseball while seven are boxing. We have selected two cards to be graded by SGC. The collection consists of the following: Baseball: 1) 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter (6 cards): Anson (cut from display poster), Caruthers (Pr), Comiskey (SGC VG 40), Glasscock (Fr), Kelly (SGC FAIR 20), and Ward (presents Ex, paper loss on reverse). 2) 1888 R & S Artistic Series (2 cards): Brooklyn and New York (both Nr/Mt). 3) 1909 E92 Dockman & Sons Gum (1 card): McGraw (HOF, Pr). 4) 1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel (9 cards): Cobb (HOF, Pr), Devlin, Leach, Lord, Merkle, Morgan, Reulbach, Willetts, and Wiltse. All Pr to Fr. 5) 1909-1911 E90-1 American Caramel (3 cards): Joss (HOF), Summers, and Young/Boston (HOF). All Pr. 6) 1909-1911 T206 White Border (14 cards): Atz, Batch, Chase/dark cap (Fr), Congalton (Southern Leaguer, Pr), Dubuc, D. Jones, Knight, Lumley, Mathewson/dark cap (HOF, presents Vg, small pencil mark on reverse, Polar Bear), Nichols/batting, Quinn, Rucker, Stahl/no glove, and Sullivan. 7) 1910-1912 P2 Sweet Caporal Pins (8 pins): Brown/small (HOF), Camnitz, Evers (HOF), Gaspar, Hemphill, Mattern, Murphy, and Quinn. All Ex-Mt or better with paper backings intact. 8) 1911 T205 Gold Border (9 cards): Becker, Dickson, Downey, Fisher, Gibson, Leever, McConnell, Paskert, and Wolter. All Pr. 9) 1912 T207 Brown Background (1 card): Covington. Vg. 10) 1914 B18 Blankets (1 card): Chance/green infield (HOF, missing part of border, otherwise Vg-Ex). 11) 1934 R310 Butterfinger (7 cards): Benton, Cronin (HOF, Gd), Fonseca, Foxx (HOF, Gd), Hafey (HOF, Vg), Mancuso, and Reynolds. All Pr to Gd due to tears/rips and staining. 12) 1936 R316 5 x 7 Photos (6 cards): Foxx (HOF, Vg), Herman (Fr), Lindstrom (HOF, Vg-Ex), Richbourgh (Pr), Ruth (HOF, Gd), and Vance (HOF, Pr). Boxing: 13) 1910 E76 American Caramel (7 cards): Corbett, Fitzsimmons, Gans, Jeffries, McGovern, Nelson, and Sullivan. All Pr. This is a fascinating and substantial representation of classic card issues, most in very affordable collector grade, from the prewar era, including many highlights and several key Hall of Famers. Total: 74 cards.
Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $4,444

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