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Lot # 948 (948 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1953 to 1955 Johnston Cookies Complete Set Collection (3 Sets, 95 Cards)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,920

Offered is a complete set run of all three sets of Johnston Cookies Braves cards, issued in 1953, 1954, and 1955. The regionally issued Johnston Cookies sets feature only Milwaukee Braves players. The 1954 set is especially noted for its inclusion of Hank Aaron in his rookie season (a card which is far rarer than the 1954 Topps Aaron rookie card). Cards were available in packages of Johnston Cookies and complete sets were also made available through a premium mail-in offer. Three cards are graded by SGC (submitted by REA). 1) 1953 Johnston Cookies Complete Set (25 cards): Overall condition is Nr/Mt with six Ex-Mt and one Ex. Keys: #10 Spahn (NM 84), 17 Adcock (Nr/Mt), and 21 Mathews (NM 84). 2) 1954 Johnston Cookies Complete Set (35 cards): Overall condition is fifteen Ex or better, seven Vg to Vg-Ex, and thirteen lesser. Keys: #5 Aaron (VG/EX+ 55), 21 Spahn (Fr), and 41 Mathews (Ex). 3) 1955 Johnston Cookies Complete Set (35 cards): Condition is eighteen Ex, fourteen Vg-Ex, and three Vg. (When originally sent by mail by the company, the 1955 cards were issued in "accordion" style strips and were intended to be cut apart. The preceding grades are without respect to the neatness of the cuts, but all the cards are overall neat and clean.) Keys: #21 Spahn (Ex), 41 Mathews (Vg-Ex+), and 44 Aaron (Vg-Ex+). This is very attractive trio of complete sets of these substantial, high-quality regionally issued cards, highlighted by the extremely important (and in our opinion extremely overlooked) regional rookie card of Hall of Famer Hank Aaron. Total: 3 sets, 95 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,920

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