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1934-36 Diamond Stars Complete Set Minus 7 (101 of 108 cards)

Starting Bid - $5,000.00, Sold For - $40,250.00

World-class near complete set of R327 Diamond Stars includes 101 different of the 108 cards in the set, missing only the following seven cards for completion: #'s 10, 15, 19, 53, 101, 102, and 103 Dickey. This near complete set has been graded in its entirety by Global Authentication. Highlighted by a stunning example of condition-sensitive card #1 Lefty Grove (GAI 8 NM-MT), the near set also includes high-grade examples of virtually all of the key cards, including 9 of the 12 rare high number series cards. The complete GAI condition composite follows. One NM-MT+ 8.5: #46. 11 NM-MT 8: #'s 1 Grove, 37, 38, 39 Hubbell, 43 Lyons, 45, 49, 52, 61, 63, and 73. 24 NM+ 7.5: #'s 3 Maranville, 7, 13, 16 L. Waner, 22, 28 Lopez, 30 Manush, 36 Lombardi, 41, 42, 47, 50 Ott, 51, 54 Greenberg, 55, 56, 59 Bottomley, 60 Ruffing, 65, 79, 86 Crosetti, 87, 94, and 95 Appling. 23 NM 7: #'s 5, 18 Hafey, 23, 24, 25, 26 Martin, 29, 31 Cuyler, 64 Foxx, 66 Medwick, 67, 69, 71, 72, 74 Lazzeri, 75, 77 Gehringer, 82, 85, 89, 93, 96, and 100 Averill. 23 EX-MT+ 6.5: #'s 2 Simmons, 6, 8, 9 Cochrane, 11 Dickey, 17 Frisch, 33, 34, 35 Averill, 40, 44 Hornsby, 48 Ferrell, 57, 58, 76, 78, 80, 81, 98, 99 Traynor, 104, 105 Lombardi, and 107. Eight EX-MT 6: #'s 21, 32 Rice, 62, 68, 83 P. Waner, 92, 97 Lopez, and 106. Three EX+ 5.5: #'s 88, 90, and 108 Berger. Five EX 5: #'s 4, 20, 27 Traynor, 70, and 84. Two VG-EX+ 4.5: #'s 14 Terry and 91. Two VG-EX 4: #'s 12 and 54 Greenburg (misspelled). The condition report speaks for itself, but to summarize: a total of 58 cards range in grade from Near Mint to Nr/Mt-Mt, 39 range from Ex to Ex-Mt+, and only four cards are in slightly lesser grades. This is a very carefully assembled, stunning high-grade collection of these 1930s classics, the foundation for one of the sharpest sets of Diamond Stars in the hobby, and literally just a few cards short from completion. The last name spelling variation for card #54 Greenberg is also included. Total 102 cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $15,000/$20,000. SOLD FOR $40,250.00


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