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1921 to 1946 Exhibit Card Collection (49) Including Ruth and Gehrig

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $3,851

Original-owner collection of forty-nine Exhibit cards spanning the years 1921 to 1946 plus five additional premium cards from the same era. Six different Exhibits sets are featured within this collection, which contains an unusually high concentration of Hall of Famers (twenty-nine of the fifty-four cards!) highlighted by extremely attractive examples of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig issued during the prime of their careers. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1921 Exhibits (2 cards): Schalk (Vg-Ex) and Williams (Pr). 2) 1923-1924 Exhibits (6 cards): Clark (Vg), Ehmke (Pr), Groh (Pr), Pipp (Vg+), Rigney (Vg), and Rommel (Vg+). 3) 1925 Exhibits (1 card): Quinn (Fr). 4) 1926-1929 Postcard-Back Exhibits (15 cards): Cochrane (Gd/Vg), Foxx (Pr), Gehrig (Vg), Grove (Vg), Haas (Vg+), Miller (Vg), O'Doul (Fr), Ruth (Gd/Vg), Simmons (Vg-Ex), two Traynor (Ex and Vg), Vance (Gd+), Walberg (Gd+), P. Waner (Vg-Ex), and Wilson (Gd/Vg). 5) 1929-1930 Exhibits (12 cards): Two Cissell/Clancy (Gd and Fr, one orange), two Heilman/Shea (both Vg+, one red and one yellow), Heving/Rothrock (Pr), Goslin/Bluege (Vg+, orange), Hoyt/Lazzeri/Coombs (Vg-Ex, yellow), Manush/Shang (Vg), Rice/Hayes (Vg+, orange), Sewell/Fonseca (Vg, yellow), Summa/Dykes (Gd, red), and Traynor/Adams (Pr, yellow). 6) 1934 Gold Medal Foods (3 cards): Bridges (Vg), Rogell (Vg), and White (Vg). 7) 1936 R313 National Chicle "Fine Pens" (1 card): Cronin (Gd+). 8) 1938 American Studios (1 photo): Dizzy Dean (2-11/16 by 4-1/2 inch photo, stamped by studio on reverse, overall Ex with pencil identification on reverse). 9) 1939-1946 Salutation Exhibits (13 cards): Appling/left corner (Ex), Clift (Ex), Dean (Ex+), DiMaggio (Gd/Vg), Feller/portrait (Ex), Greenberg/very truly (Ex), Johnson (Ex), Keltner (Ex), McCormick/left corner (Gd), Mize/left corner (Vg-Ex+), Travis (Ex), Walters (Ex), and York/large (Gd). An outstanding collection of Exhibit cards (plus other issues as noted) in mostly very consistent mid-grade and with numerous highlights. Total: 54 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $3,851

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