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Helmar "R319" Big League Brew Series 1 Collection (77) - 52 HOFers Including Ruth, Gehrig, and Foxx
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,200
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Helmar Brewing Company Art Cards: Modern Collector-Issue Classics
Collection of 77 "Big League Brew" cards issued by the Helmar Brewing Company. This issue, which is similar in style to R319 Goudey cards, is one of Helmar's most popular sets and, in keeping with the company's tradition, includes not only Hall of Fame and non Hall of Fame players, but also Negro League stars, Japanese players, and even House of David team members. The set began production in 2010 and new additional cards are still being issued today! The collection is comprised of the following: 29 Joe Cronin, 30 Dolph Camilli, 32 Charlie Gehringer, 35 Billy Rogell, 40 Chick Hafey, 41 Ernie Banks, 47 Roberto Clemente, 48 Willie Mays, 54 Chief Bender, 55 Turkey Stearns, 59 Johnny Evers, 60 Hack Wilson, 63 Jack Chesbro, 66 Grove & Hubbell, 69 Victor Starfinn, 70 John McGraw, 72 Johnny VanderMeer, 73 Pie Traynor, 76 Tris Speaker, 77 Biz Mackey, 79 Hack Wilson, 80 Jimmy Foxx, 83 Hank Aaron, 84 Lou Boudreau, 88 Fatty Fothergill, 89 Jim Thorpe, 92 Harry Heilmann, 96 Eiji Sawamura, 97 Dean & Paige, 99 Steel Arm Taylor, 101 Dixie Walker, 102 Willie Wells, 106 Ernie Lombardi, 107 Street & Johnson, 109 Lou Gehrig, 110 Bob Feller, 114 Zach Wheat, 115 T. Williams & J. DiMaggio, 118 The Jungle Club, 119 Eppa Rixey, 121 Joe Wood, 122 Ed Plank, 125 Hank Aaron, 126 Moe Berg, 128 Jimmy Foxx, 130 Ray Chapman, 132 Edd Roush, 133 Hank Greenberg, 135 Bottomley & Hafey, 136 Mathewson & Johnson, 138 Rabbit Maranville, 139 Bobby Brown, 141 Gabby Hartnett, 142 Mantle & Maris, 144 Roy Campanella, 145 Masaichi Kaneda, 148 Pee Wee Reese, 149 Drysdale & Koufax, 151 Hank Greenberg, 152 Dean Brothers, 154 Eddie Robinson, 155 Babe Ruth, 157 Wm. Rogell, 158 Honus Wagner, 160 Mordecai Brown, 161 Ray Chapman, 163 Paul Dean, 164 Joe DiMaggio, 166 Cecil Kaiser, 167 Tony Lazzeri, 169 Mantle & Berra, 170 Fred Merkle, 172 Herb Pennock, 173 Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, 176 House of David-Vaughn, Faust & Hannaford, 177 Christy Mathewson, and 179 Wagner. As a point of reference, it should be noted that in sirraffles' most recent individual eBay auctions for the seventy-seven cards in this collection, the cumulative sale total was in excess of $3,500. 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: 77 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $4,200
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