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1926-1929 "Exhibit-Style Postcard-Back" Collection (16) Including Ruth, Gehrig, and Foxx Rookie

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $5,925

Collection of sixteen different 1926-1929 postcard-back Exhibit-style cards highlighted by twelve Hall of Famers, including Babe Ruth (posed), Lou Gehrig (portrait), and Jimmie Foxx's rookie card. These cards originate from an old-time collection consigned to this auction and are in much more exceptional condition than usually encountered. All cards are bright and crisp with virtually perfect image quality, no creases, and just the slightest hint of corner wear. None of the cards has ever been mailed, and their traditional postcard reverses have not been written on. We selected three cards to be graded by SGC. This collection consists of the following: Cochrane (HOF, Ex), Foxx RC (HOF, VG+ 45), Gehrig/portrait (HOF, EX 60), Grove (HOF, Vg-Ex on front with a small area of paper loss on the reverse), Haas (Ex), Hornsby (HOF, Ex+), Klein (HOF, Ex), Miller (Ex), O'Doul (Ex), Ruth/pose (HOF, EX/NM 80), Simmons (HOF, Ex), Traynor (HOF, Ex+), Vance (HOF, Ex-Mt), Walberg (Ex+), P. Waner (HOF, Ex), and Wilson (HOF, Vg). These majestic cards are among the most impressive looking of all Ruth and Gehrig cards, and ironically represent one of the best values of all cards of these legends as well. The 1926-1929 Exhibit-style cards look like Exhibit cards and were sold in penny-arcade machines like Exhibit cards, but were in fact issued by an unknown competitor of The Exhibit Supply Company. While the company that issued this set is not identified on the cards, it is interesting to note that the cards do have text, in a small font, which reads "Not To Be Used in Exhibit Machines" on the reverse. It is likely that this warning was the result of some type of legal settlement between the two companies regarding the use of Exhibit machines. This a superb group of these Exhibit-style cards, comprised almost exclusively of Hall of Famers and highlighted by stunning high-grade examples of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Total: 16 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $5,925

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