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1933 Uncle Jacks Candy Rogers Hornsby
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $2,700
Graded VG 40 by SGC. This is a pack-fresh gem with a Near Mint appearance. Extremely rare Uncle Jacks Candy card of Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby. Uncle Jacks are one of the rarer and lesser-known candy issues of the early 1930s. Like Goudey and National Chicle, Uncle Jacks was based in New England. The company issued only one thirty-card set. Each blank-backed card in the set was issued in red or blue duotone. Cards were sold in a see-through wax-paper pack with one card, a slab of gum, and a coupon per pack. The coupon featured advertising for Uncle Jacks and information about a contest to attend the 1933 World Series. The card pictures Hornsby in a "swing-thru" batting pose. This example appears to literally have just been pulled from a pack (and very likely was from a historic find of unopened packs that surfaced decades ago), with four sharp corners, a crisp, clean image, and outstanding centering. The reverse shows evidence of an outline from where the coupon and gum were lying on the card in its original pack, and this is all that appears to keeps this card from a much higher grade. This is an outstanding Hall of Famer sample card from this very rare and unusual 1930s set. SOLD FOR $2,700
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