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Lot # 392 (of 1389)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1934-1936 R318 Batter-Up #149 Moe Berg PSA NM 7 - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,080

Graded NM 7 by PSA. One of only four examples graded at this level with none graded higher! Exceptional high-grade example of #149 Moe Berg from the Batter-Up set. Perfectly crisp and clean, both front and back, with four sharp corners, and a crystal-clear image of Berg in a swinging pose. Moe Berg, of course, is one of the most interesting figures in the history of baseball. Berg was a journeyman Major League catcher who played fifteen seasons between the years 1923 and 1939, but it is not his baseball career that has captured the imaginations of present-day historians. During his playing days, Berg was also working undercover as a spy for the U.S. government (including during the famous 1934 Tour of Japan) and later served in the OSS, the forerunner to today's CIA. The R318 Batter-Up set is universally recognized as one of the most significant of all prewar baseball-card issues. This is a very sharp-looking card, with the card background complete and intact. Outstanding high-grade example of Moe Berg from the classic R318 Batter-Up set.

SOLD FOR $1,080

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