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Lot # 463 (of 1137)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1932 German "Bulgaria Sports-Photos" Complete Tobacco Card Collection (272) in Original Album with Babe Ruth

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $296

Offered is a complete set of the 272 cards which comprise the 1932 "Bulgaria Sport-Photos" series of German-issue tobacco cards featuring stars from a variety of sports (Olympic track and field, hockey, etc.). Of special note to baseball collectors is the inclusion of a card featuring New York Yankees Hall of Famer Babe Ruth (pictured with boxing legend Max Schmelling). Also featured in this set is a card of golf legend Walter Hagen. Each card is neatly mounted in its assigned spot inside of the forty-two page album designed specifically to house this set. Measuring 9 by 12 inches, this album includes descriptions of each card below the assigned spot as well as full-page images and descriptions of other sporting scenes. All cards within this album present beautifully with a consistent Ex or better appearance. This is a very attractive complete set of this fascinating and extremely substantial foreign issue (which has been largely overlooked by American collectors and represents an extraordinary collecting value), containing several notable highlights, including the key card of Babe Ruth. Total: 272 cards mounted in an album. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $296

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