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Lot # 1567 (1567 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

Helmar H813-4 Boston Garter Negro League Greats (9) with Foster, Lloyd, Charleston, and Williams

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $960

Collection of nine different cards (4.25 x 8.5 inches), similar in design to the "H813" Boston Garter series, issued by the Helmar Brewing Company This is undoubtedly one of the most attractive of all Helmar card sets and one that artfully captures the spirit of the originals. It should be noted that this issue was only produced during the two-year period 2012-2013 and has been completed, with forty-five cards comprising the complete set. All of the cards bear a "2012" copyright stamp on the reverse. Total production was limited to just twenty sets. The nine players represented here are Oscar Charleston, Rube Foster, Pete Hill, John Henry Lloyd, Bruce Petway, Louis Santop, Cristobal Torriente, Smoky Joe Williams, and Sol White. As a point of reference, it should be noted that in sirraffles' most recent individual eBay auctions for the nine cards in this collection, the cumulative sale total was in excess of $1,700. 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: 9 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $960

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