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1920-1921 W514 Partial Set (70 cards) Including Gandil and Weaver

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,500

Presented is an extremely attractive partial set of W514 strip cards consisting of seventy different (out of 120 in the set). The W514 set is the largest and most widely collected of the various strip-card issues of the era. This partial set of W514 strip cards includes fourteen Hall of Famers plus four of the seven Chicago "Black Sox" players who were banned from baseball for their alleged role in throwing the 1919 World Series. We have selected six cards to be graded by SGC. Keys: #21a Maranville - Braves (Vg-Ex), 22 Carey (Ex), 25 Collins (Vg), 31 Gandil (EX+ 70), 35 L. Williams (NM 84), 40a Bancroft - Quakers (Ex), 41 Griffith (Ex+), 60 Schalk (Vg-Ex+), 64 Hooper (Vg), 69 Faber (Gd), 75 Baker (Ex-Mt), 79 Rice (Ex-Mt), 82 Cicotte (NM 84), 85 Roush (NM 84), 91 Weaver (VG/EX+ 55), 94 W. Johnson (NM 84), 101 Sisler (Ex), and 110 Wheat (Vg-Ex+). The ungraded balance ranges from Vg-Ex to Nr/Mt, with seven Gd to Vg. Strip cards, of course, are by definition hand-cut, as intended, and are therefore often encapsulated by the third-party grading companies as "Authentic" even if they appear high grade, due to the cuts affecting a small portion of the cutting guide lines. REA grades strip cards slightly differently than the grading companies do. The grades we have provided above do not downgrade the cards for extremely minor cutting flaws which are natural to strip cards. If submitted to PSA or SGC, it is likely that some of these cards would only grade "Authentic." This is a beautiful partial set! The cards in this set are all bright, clean, and 90% are free of creases or wrinkles. Considering their fragile nature, the condition of this set is remarkable. This classic 1920s issue represents one of the most outstanding values in vintage-card collecting and is one of the most important and comprehensive sets of the era. Total: 70 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $4,500

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