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Lot # 1564 (1564 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

Helmar Brew "Flavor of the Game" Trolley-Card Collection (25) with Cobb, Johnson, Paige, Wagner, Gibson, Joe Jackson, and Jack Dempsey

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $840

Collection of twenty-five Helmar "Flavor of the Game" trolley cards. These beautiful cards replicate the style of advertisements that once adorned trolley cars, hence their name. This is a multisport set featuring stars of baseball, football, and boxing. Cards measure 5" x 2.4" and the set is considered complete at 32 cards. The collection is comprised of the following: Moe Berg, Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown, Primo Carnera, Frank Chance, Ray Chapman, Ty Cobb, Jack Dempsey, Martin Dihigo, Leo Durocher, Jimmie Foxx, Frank Frisch, Josh Gibson, Harry Greb, Lefty Grove, "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, Jack Johnson, Walter Johnson, Stanley Ketchel, Nap Lajoie, Joe Medwick, Lefty O’Doul, Wilbert Robinson, Satchel Paige, Jim Thorpe, and Honus Wagner. As a point of reference, it should be noted that in sirraffles' most recent individual eBay auctions for the twenty-five cards in this collection, the cumulative sale total was in excess of $2,300. Like all of the Helmar issues, these cards were intentionally produced with a distressed look, with most having rounded corners and rubbed edges. Near Mint condition overall. Total: 25 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $840

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