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1926-1927 W512 and 1928 W513 Complete Sets (100) Including Babe Ruth

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,800

Presented is a pair of extremely attractive complete sets of classic 1920s strip-cards, highlighted by twenty-one Hall of Famers, including Babe Ruth. Consigned from an old-time collection! This collection consists of the following: 1) 1926-1927 W512 (11 cards): Complete set of ten cards, plus one variation for Speaker. Condition is Vg to Vg-Ex, with three Ex (including Ruth and Hornsby) and one lesser (Speaker). 2) 1928 W513 (90 cards): A continuation of the W512 series, this complete set consists of 90 cards and is numbered starting at #11. Twenty-six baseball players, including twelve Hall of Famers, are included in the set. The balance of the subjects are movie stars, including Charlie Chaplan; famous figures, including Charles Lindbergh; and other sports stars, including Jack Dempsey, Walter Hagen, and Gene Tunney. Condition ranges from Vg-Ex to Nr/Mt, with five Gd to Vg. The baseball players are among the highest-grade cards in this complete set. 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 guidelines. 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 collection! In recent years, collectors have begun to appreciate the distinctive look and tremendous value these cards represent, and this collection is no exception, loaded with Hall of Famers and stars, including Babe Ruth. Total: 101 cards (two complete sets totaling 100 cards plus one variation). Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,800

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