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Lot # 966 (of 1389)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Helmar "H813-4" Boston Garter Negro/Cuban League Collection (6)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $420

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Collection of six different cards (4.25 x 8.5 inches) similar in design to the "H813" Boston Garter series, issued by the Helmar Brewing Company. This is undoubtedly one of the most attractive of all Helmar card sets, one that artfully captures the spirit of the originals. It should be noted that this set, which is comprised of forty-five different cards, was only produced during the two-year period 2012 - 2013 and has been completed. Production was limited to a total of only twenty sets. In keeping with Helmar tradition, the six players represented here are all pioneers, all-stars, hall of famers, and all-time greats from the often overlooked Negro and Cuban leagues: Rube Foster, John Henry "Pop" Lloyd, Jose Mendez, Christobal Torriente, Sol White, and "Smokey Joe" Williams. As a point of reference, the average price total realized in sirraffles' past weekly eBay auctions for the six cards in this collection is in excess of $750. Like all of the Helmar issues, these cards were intentionally produced with a distressed look, with most having rounded corners and rubbed edges. Near Mint condition overall. Total: 6 cards.


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