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1914 B18 Sewn Blanket Display Including Four Joe Jacksons!
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,440
Sewn display of nine 1914 B18 Blankets, highlighted by an amazing four Joe Jackson blankets (one at each corner). These 5-1/4 inch squares of "flannel baseball cards" were issued in 1914, with several popular brands of tobacco. They are referred to as "blankets" because they were meant to be sewn together to create bed covers, pillowcases, etc. Often overlooked by collectors, B18s are beginning to be recognized both for their scarcity, and for the exceptional value they represent compared to many other 1910-era baseball tobacco issues. This display has been carefully crafted to total dimensions of approximately 15-1/8 x 15 inches and presents in outstanding Near Mint condition. In addition to the four Joe Jackson blankets, two George Burns, two Possum Whitted, and one Clyde Milan complete the display. Eight of the nine blankets are free of any staining, color bleeding, or other flaws (only the Burns located in the top row displays a small area of color bleed). This is a beautifully sewn display piece utilizing B18s for their intended purpose, dating from the time of issue and highlighted by four impressive blankets of Joe Jackson, one of the keys to this fascinating set. SOLD FOR $1,440
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