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Lot # 601 (of 1512)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Extremely Rare 1955 Old Homestead Franks Des Moines Bruins - Bob Anderson

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $240

Presented is an example of pitcher Bob Anderson from the very rare 1955 Old Homestead Franks minor-league set issued regionally with packages of Old Homestead Franks and featuring twenty-one members of the Des Moines Bruins, the Class A Western League affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. The entire 1955 Old Homestead Franks set is extremely scarce. While we have found all cards from this set to be rare, advanced collectors of regional and food issues have noted Anderson as being of special extraordinary rarity within the set. One collector shared an anecdote on the popular vintage-card message board recounting how upon acquiring an example for his set, he had the chance to show the card to Anderson himself, who had never even seen it before. The offered card features a black-and-white portrait of Anderson on front along with a facsimile signature and a solid black nameplate listing his name, position, and team. The reverse bears advertising for Old Homestead Franks. The offered example presents as Ex, with light touches of wear to the corners, but would technically grade modestly due to a faint pencil notation of "1954" in the reverse top left corner. Regardless of its technical condition, collectors will appreciate the opportunity to acquire (or even see) this rare regional card of Bob Anderson. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $240

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