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1936 R313 National Chicle "Fine Pen" and R314 Goudey "Wide Pen" Premiums Complete and Near-Complete Set Collection (5 Sets, 283 Cards)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $3,300
Collection of 283 different 1930s gum-card premiums comprised of a complete 120-card set of 1936 R313 National Chicle "Fine Pens," a complete 120-card set of 1936 R314 Goudey "Wide Pens" Type 1, and near-complete sets of Goudey "Wide Pen" Type 3, Goudey "Wide Pen" Type 4, and 1934 R313A Gold Medal Foods premiums. 1) 1936 R313 National Chicle "Fine Pen" Complete Set (120): 63% Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex) and 37% lesser (many of which are downgraded for minor paper loss, pencil or ink, and/or remnants of scrapbook removal on the backs). Keys: Averill (Gd/Vg), Berg (Vg+), Cronin (Fr), Dickey/Greenberg (Vg-Ex+), DiMaggio (Vg-Ex), Ferrells (Vg), Fox/Cochrane/Simmons (Fr), Frisch (Pr), Gehringer (Vg-Ex), Gomez/Ruffing (Fr), Gomez (Fr), Goslin (Gd/Vg), Greenberg (Pr), Grove (Fr), Harris (Gd/Vg), Hartnett/Cuyler (Vg+), Hornsby (Fr), Hoyt (Fr), Mack/McGraw (Vg-Ex), Medwick (Gd), Simmons (Vg+), Stengel (Gd), Traynor (Vg), Vaughan (Vg), Wagner (Vg), and Waners (Vg-Ex). 2) 1936 R314 Goudey “Wide Pen” Type 1 Premiums Complete Set (120 ): 50% Vg to Vg-Ex and 50% lesser (many of which are downgraded for minor paper loss, pencil or ink, and/or remnants of scrapbook removal on the backs). Keys: Averill (Vg-Ex), Cochrane (Vg), Coombs (Vg), Cronin (Fr), Cuyler (Fr), Dickey (Fr), DiMaggio/McCarthy (Fr), Ferrell (Fr), Ferrells (Pr/Fr), Frisch (Vg+), Gehringer (Vg+), Gomez (Gd/Vg), Goslin (Pr), Greenberg (Fr), Harris (Fr), Hartnett (Gd), Hoyt (Vg), Klein (Vg), Lindstrom (Pr), Lombardi (Fr), Lopez (Vg), Medwick (Gd/Vg), Simmons (Pr), Vaughan (Vg), P. Waner (Vg-Ex), L. Waner (Pr), and L. Waner/Litho in USA (Vg). 3) 1936 R314 Goudey “Wide Pen” Type 3 Premiums Near-Complete Set (11/24): Three Vg to Vg-Ex, with eight lesser due to writing and/or album residue on the reverse (presenting as Vg to Vg-Ex otherwise). Keys: Cronin (Pr) and Greenberg (Fr). 4) 1937 R314 Goudey “Wide Pen” Type 4 Premiums Near-Complete Set (26/36): Grades Vg overall, with fourteen lesser, mostly due to writing and/or album residue on the reverse. Keys: Appling (Fr), Averill (Vg+), DiMaggio (Fr), Doerr (Fr), Feller (Pr), Gehringer (Vg+), Hartnett (Vg), and Hubbell (Fr). 5) 1934 R313A Gold Medal Foods Near-Complete Set (6/12): Grades Pr to Gd. Key: Cochrane (Gd). This is an extremely advanced collection of R313 and R314 premiums from an old-time collection. The high-quality photographs used to produce these premiums make them among the most striking and distinctive of all 1930s issues. Premiums have received relatively little attention from collectors compared to traditional gum cards of the era, and a case can easily be made that they represent one of the best values of all 1930s baseball issues. Total: 5 complete or near-complete sets, 283 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $3,300
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