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1954 Dan-Dee Potato Chips Complete PSA- and SGC-Graded Set (29)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,400
Presented is an extremely attractive complete set of the popular Dan-Dee Potato Chips cards, which were issued one card per bag of Dan-Dee potato chips. Dan-Dees are usually found with serious condition problems relating to this method of issue, including creases and potato-chip grease stains. The wax coating on the surface of these cards was intended to protect them from grease staining. This is a remarkably strong set for this issue, with most cards appearing even stronger than suggested by the very respectable grades that follow, as Dan-Dees are naturally downgraded due to extremely minor technical factors relating to their method of production and packaging. Since these cards were issued primarily in the Pittsburgh and Cleveland areas, it is not surprising the players featured are mostly Pirates and Indians, although the three New York-area teams are also represented. The entire set has been professionally graded and encapsulated (seventeen SGC and twelve PSA). The PSA grades are as follows: One NM 7: Feller (HOF). Two EX-MT 6: Doby (HOF) and Hodges. Five EX 5: Avila, Bauer, Garcia, Lopez, and Thomas. Three VG-EX 4: Mantle (HOF), Snider (HOF), and Strickland. One GOOD 2: Cooper. The SGC grades are as follows: Six EX 60: Gordon, Houtteman, LaPalm, Lemon (HOF), Rizzuto (HOF), and Surkont. One VG/EX+ 55: Mitchell. Three VG/EX 50: Schoendienst (HOF), Westlake, and Wynn (HOF). Two VG+ 45: Friend and Rosen. Two VG 40: Irvin (HOF) and Roberts. Two GOOD+ 35: Easter and Hegan. One GOOD 30: Smith. This is an exceptionally attractive (and for Dan-Dees mid- to high-grade) complete set of one of the classics of 1950s regional food issues. The total SMR value for just fourteen of the cards (not including the fifteen cards graded less than EX, including Mickey Mantle) is $1,480. Total: 29 cards. SOLD FOR $2,400
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