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1954 Red Heart Dog Food Complete Set (33)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,700
Extremely attractive complete 33-card set of Red Heart Dog Food baseball cards. Though comprised of only 33 cards, the set features many of the greatest stars of the early 1950s, including Mantle, Musial, Snider, Ashburn, Spahn, and Fox. This is a very sharp-looking set! Grades Nr/Mt overall, with seven Ex-Mt and one Vg. Fifteen cards are graded and encapsulated by PSA (except for one BVG). Keys: Ashburn (Nr/Mt), Erskine (Nr/Mt), Fox (Nr/Mt+), Kell (NM 7), Kiner (Ex+), Kluszewski (NM+ 7.5), Lemon (Nr/Mt), Mantle (NM 7), Martin (NM 7), McDougald SP (NM 7), Minoso (Ex-Mt), Musial (NM 7), Schoendienst (NM 7), Slaughter (NM 7), Snider (Nr/Mt), and Spahn (Nr/Mt). Other Graded Cards (all NM 7 unless noted): Bell, Cox, Dark, Hegan (BVG NM-MT 8), McMillan, White, and Zernial. Red Hearts have always been a favorite with collectors. Many consider Red Hearts to be one of the most attractive sets ever issued. The distinctive artwork, and the unusual product with which they were issued both contribute to making Red Hearts one of the 1950s most noteworthy sets. No essay on baseball cards and how they were issued is complete without at least a mention of Red Heart Dog Food. This is a striking high-grade complete set of one of the most popular 1950s food issues. The total SMR value for just the fifteen graded cards is $1,970. Total: 33 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $2,700
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