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1887 to 1923 Prewar-Card Collection (43) Including N172 Brouthers
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,900
Collection of forty-two different cards (plus one duplicate) from eighteen different prewar card issues spanning the years 1887 to 1923. This unusual and eclectic lot is a vintage sample-card collection unto itself! The collection is highlighted by four Hall of Famers, including an N172 Old Judge of Dan Brouthers. Twenty-two cards are graded and encapsulated by SGC (except for two PSA). All were submitted by REA except for two (E95 Hoffman and T206 Carey). This collection consists of the following: 1) 1887 N28 Allen & Ginter: Bennett (SGC FAIR 20). 2-4) 1887 N172 Old Judge Cigarettes: Brouthers (HOF, skinned), Casey (PSA VG-EX 4), and Hughes (Pr). 5) 1888 WG1 Baseball Playing Cards: O'Rourke (HOF, Pr). 6-8) 1908 E102: Bescher (SGC VG 40), Murphy (SGC VG/EX+ 55), and Shean (SGC VG/EX+ 55). 9-12) 1909 E92 Dockman & Sons Gum: Bescher (SGC Authentic), Chase (SGC VG 40), and two Zimmerman (both SGC EX 60). 13) 1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel: Hoffman (SGC VG 40). 14-18) 1909-1911 E90-1 American Caramel: Ellis (SGC VG/EX 50), Fromme (SGC VG/EX+ 55), Isbell (SGC VG/EX 50), Oakes (SGC EX 60), and Wiltse (SGC VG/EX+ 55). 19-22) 1909-1911 T206 White Border: Carey (PSA VG 3), Ewing (SGC Authentic), Ganzel (SGC Authentic), and Murray/batting (SGC VG/EX 50). 23-24) 1910 E96 Philadelphia Caramel: Ames (SGC VG/EX+ 55) and Pfeister (SGC VG 40). 25-26) 1910 T210 Old Mill Cigarettes: Hannifan (Fr) and Lovell (Pr). 27-32) 1911 M116 Sporting Life: Bailey (Fr), Delehanty (trimmed, otherwise Vg+), Hahn (Vg+), Milan (Fr), Oldring (Fr), and Zwilling (Vg). 33-37) 1911 T206 Gold Border: Crandall (Pr), Dygert (Fr), Gaspar (Vg), Murphy (color added, otherwise Vg), and Oldring (Fr). 38) 1912 T207 Brown Background: Leifield (Pr). 39) 1916 M101-5 Sporting News: #47 Demaree (SGC FAIR 20). 40) 1920-1921 W516-2: #22 Rousch (HOF, Fr). 41) 1921 W551: Barnes (HOF, Pr). 42) 1923 W515-1: #7 Walker (Fr). 43) 1923 W515-2: #42 Kamm (Vg). This is a small but fascinating lot, with many desirable cards, featuring several Hall of Famers and condition highlights, ideal for the collector who wants real, original prewar cards which capture the spirit of the history of the game and collecting, but does not want to spend a fortune. Total: 43 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $3,900
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