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1946-1947 Propaganda Montiel #64 Stan Musial Rookie
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $720
Graded GOOD 30 by SGC. Extremely attractive example of Hall of Famer Stan Musial's rookie card from the 1946-1947 Propaganda Montiel issue. This fascinating Cuban set was issued with packages of Propaganda Montiel caramel. The set includes Major League ballplayers (both current and old-timers), Florida International League players (Minor League), a handful of Cuban League players, a few wrestlers, as well as a selection of boxers past and present. There are few sets from any era which have more stars than this unusual late 1940s issue. Stan Musial's rookie card is one of the key cards to this set, along with cards of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Ted Williams. These cards were meant to be glued into an album, and because of this, cards from this set are rarely found in better than Vg condition. Printed on thin stock, these cards are also naturally susceptible to wrinkling and heavy creasing. The offered example presents extremely well, with only a few light surface wrinkles and faint staining on the reverse (likely from having been carefully removed from an album at some point in time). The image of Musial batting is crisp and clean. This is an outstanding example of Stan Musial from this extremely interesting and rare issue, which predates his 1948 Bowman card and is thus considered by many to be his "true rookie" card. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $720
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