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Helmar H813-4 Boston Garter Collection (4) - Johnson, Cobb, Wagner, and Mathewson
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $720
Collection of four 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 set. All of the cards bear a "2012" copyright stamp on the reverse. Total production was limited to just twenty sets. The four cards represented here are Walter Johnson, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and Christy Mathewson. (Along with Babe Ruth, these four players were all part of the Baseball Hall of Fame's first induction class in 1936.) As a point of reference, it should be noted that in sirraffles' most recent individual eBay auctions for the four cards in this collection, the cumulative sale total was in excess of $1,200. 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: 4 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $720
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