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Lot # 305 (of 1336)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1928 R315 "Portraits and Action" Lou Gehrig

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,080

Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC (submitted by REA). Exceptionally attractive example of Lou Gehrig from the R315 "Portraits and Action" series. The R315 set has been referred to as the "Portraits and Action" series ever since Jefferson Burdick named it in the 1930s in his first American Card Catalog. It is unknown exactly how they were issued or whether this is a formal name provided by the issuer. The offered example is extremely attractive, with a crisp, clean photo, exceptional centering, and light wear to the corners. The blank reverse is clean, with a faint back crease (visible only under close inspection) responsible for the assigned grade. R315s are found printed on several different quality stocks. This example is printed on the highest-quality black-and-white style stock. This outstanding example of this 1928 card featuring the "Iron Horse" in a fielding pose would be a worthy addition to any Lou Gehrig or prewar-card collection.  Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $1,080

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