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Lot # 1356 (of 1336)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1920s Original-Owner Strip-Card Collection (383) Including Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, and Tris Speaker

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,680

The family who has consigned this time-capsule collection has had it stored away for the past ninety years! Presented is a collection of 383 cards from several different 1920s strip-card issues, highlighted by Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Tris Speaker, and Babe Ruth. These cards represent a fascinating and quite substantial (though very modest in grade) original-owner collection that has been consigned directly by the family of the original owner. The collection consists almost entirely of actors, actresses, and miscellaneous sports figures. It is highlighted by thirty-two baseball players, including Babe Ruth, Walter Johnson, Eddie Rousch, George Sisler, two Dave Bancroft, three Grover Alexander, five Ty Cobb, and six Tris Speaker, as well as fifty-four boxers, including seven Jack Dempsey and four Gene Tunney. Nine cards of legendary golfer Walter Hagen and eight cards of famous film star Charlie Chaplin highlight the balance of the collection. Many other great names, such as Pancho Villa, Bill Tilden, Johnny Weissmuller, are also included. Condition is a little rough, as almost all of the cards grade Pr to Fr, with many of the cards cut well within their suggested borders. This sizable lot is ideal for the collector who wants real, original vintage cards which capture the spirit of the history of the game and collecting, but does not want to spend a fortune. Total: 383 cards.   Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,680

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