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Lot # 588 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1934 Detroit Tigers Annis Furs PSA-Graded Collection (19) Including Three HOFers

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,304

Collection of nineteen different cards (out of twenty-three in the set) from the 1934 Detroit Tigers Annis Furs team issue. Each card is professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA. This is an extremely rare and distinctive issue! For many years it was a mystery as to exactly who issued them, but they are now attributed to Annis Furs, thanks to the discovery in recent years of an advertising poster issued by the Newton Annis Furs company that features the same unique images used on the cards and reading "Compliments of Newton Annis Furs" at the bottom. Each card measures approximately 3 by 5 inches and features a sepia-toned image of a member of the Detroit Tigers team along with his name and position. The backs are blank. This collection represents the largest grouping of cards from this issue that we are ever aware of being offered at public auction. In fact, PSA has only graded twenty-one examples from this set in total (nineteen of which are available in this lot). There rarity is no doubt related to the fact that these are a regional issue, issued by a fur company with very few locations (possibly only one). PSA Grading Composite: Three VG-EX 4: Hogsett, Marberry, and Sorrell. Four VG+ 3.5: Bridges, Fischer, Goslin (HOF), and Hayworth. Five VG 3: Crowder, Owen, Rogell, Rowe, and White. Four GOOD 30: Fox, Gehringer (HOF), Perkins, and Schuble. One FAIR 1.5: Auker. Two Authentic: Cochrane (HOF) and Doljack. This extraordinary collection, by far the finest and most complete we have ever seen, of this rare regional team issue would make an outstanding addition to any Detroit Tigers or prewar-card collection. The set is of all the more special note as the images used appear to be unique to the issue. Total: 19 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,304


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