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1909 to 1941 Prewar-Card Collection (37) Including Ruth, Gehrig, Mathewson, and Speaker
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,700
Presented is a collection of thirty-seven different cards spanning the years 1909 to 1941 from fourteen different classic prewar issues. This collection is highlighted by thirteen cards featuring Hall of Famers, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Christy Mathewson, and Tris Speaker. Twenty cards are professionally graded and encapsulated (fifteen PSA and five SGC). This collection consists of the following: 1-2) 1909-1911 T206 White Border: Mathewson/portrait (HOF, PSA GOOD+ 2.5) and Speaker (HOF, SGC GOOD+ 35). 3) 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folders: A Close Play at Home Wallace/Pelty (HOF, SGC VG 40). 4) 1919-1923 Universal Toy & Novelty: Meadows (hand cut, Vg). 5) 1923 V117 Maple Crispette: #3 Schalk (HOF, PSA PR 1). 6) 1929 W553: Gehrig (HOF, SGC VG/EX 50). 7) 1932 R328 U.S. Caramel: #29 Earnshaw (PSA VG 3). 8-16) 1933 R319 Goudey: #40 Douthit (Vg+), 58 O'Doul (Vg), 59 Miller (Vg), 65 Gaston (Fr), 81 Jones (Gd/Vg), 118 Picinich (Fr), 138 Pennock (HOF, Vg+), 159 Bluege (Fr), and 238 Critz (Vg). 17) 1933 R333 Delong: #2 Simmons (HOF, SGC EX 60). 18-21) 1934 R320 Goudey: #38 Hildebrand (PSA VG-EX+ 4.5), 50 Beck (PSA VG-EX+ 4.5), 80 McManus (PSA VG-EX 4), and 86 Johnson (PSA VG-EX 4). 22-26) 1934-1936 R327 Diamond Stars: #10 Mahaffey (PSA EX 5), 33 Rowe (PSA EX-MT 6), 36 Lombardi (HOF, Fr), 58 Myatt (Vg+), and 76 Rogell (Fr). 27-31) 1935 R321 Goudey: Bottomley/Adams (HOF, PSA EX 5), Cochrane/Simmons (HOF, PSA EX 5), Hoyt/Waner/Waner (HOF, PSA EX 5), Moore/Hogan (PSA EX 5), and Ruth/Maranville (HOF, SGC VG 40). 32-35) 1941 R330 Double Play: #29/30 Orengo/Moore (Vg-Ex), 31/32 Ott/Young (HOF, color added, otherwise Pr/Fr), 35/36 Klinger/Brown (PSA EX-MT 6), and 49/50 Johnson/Nagel (PSA EX-MT 6). 36) 1941 R324 Goudey: #12 Ostermuller (yellow, Fr). 37) 1941 R336 Play Ball: #9 May (Vg+). (Interesting note: These cards are from a very prominent and highly respected old-time collector who was extremely active in the earliest days of the organized hobby!) This is an outstanding collection of classic prewar cards featuring numerous highlights, including key cards of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Christy Mathewson. The total SMR value in the assigned grades for just seventeen of the graded cards (factoring in the four half-grades at the lower whole-grade level) is $2,110. Total: 37 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $2,700
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