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1925 to 1952 Prewar-Card Collection (34) Including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,440
Presented is a fascinating collection of thirty-four cards spanning the years 1925 to 1952, highlighted by nineteen Hall of Famers, including Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb. Consigned from an old-time collection, this assembly represents the various sample cards from the sizable collection, which appears elsewhere in this auction. While condition is relatively modest, there are several notable highlights. This collection consists of the following: 1-2) 1925 Anonymous Postcards: Harris (HOF, Fr) and Robinson (HOF, Fr). 3-18) 1928 R315 "Portraits and Action": Fredericks (Fr), Frisch (HOF, Vg), Grove (HOF, irregular cut, Vg), Haas (Vg-Ex), Hubbell (HOF, Vg), Klein (HOF, heavily trimmed, Gd), Lindstrom (HOF, irregular cut, Vg), Marberry (irregular cut, Vg-Ex), O'Farrell (heavily trimmed, Pr), Pennock (HOF, Gd), Pipgras (irregular cut, Vg-Ex), Ruth (HOF, Fr), Shawkey (Vg-Ex), Stephenson (Vg), Terry (HOF, heavily trimmed, Fr), and Wilson (HOF, irregular cut, Gd). 19) 1933 R319 Goudey: #1 Bengough (Pr). 20-21) 1933 R300 George C. Miller Co.: Dykes (Pr) and Klein (HOF, Pr). 22) 1933 R338 Sport Kings: #1 Cobb (HOF, Pr). 23) 1933 V353 World Wide Gum: #38 Brickell (possible slight trim, otherwise Vg+). 24) 1934 R310 Butterfinger Premiums: Frey (Fr). 25) 1934-1936 R318 Batter-Up: #43 Heving (Fr). 26-27) 1936 R312 National Chicle Premiums: Fox/Goslin (HOF, Fr) and Lombardi (HOF, heavily trimmed). 28) 1936 R313 National Chicle "Fine Pens": Hudlin (Fr). 29-33) 1936 R314 Goudey "Wide Pen" Premiums: Castleman/pitching (Pr), Castleman/portrait (Pr), Coombs (HOF, SGC VG/EX 50), L. Waner (HOF, Vg), and P. Waner (HOF, Pr). 34) 1952 Topps Look 'n See: #15 Ruth (HOF, Pr). This is an eclectic collection of prewar cards, ideal for the collector who wants real, authentic cards including stars from many different classic sets, but does not want to spend the significantly higher amount of money required to obtain high-grade examples of the same cards. Total: 34 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $1,440
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