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1938 R69 Gum, Inc. "Horrors of War" PSA Graded Collection (12)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,624.00
Collection of twelve ultra-high grade 1938 "Horrors of War" cards. Issued by Gum, Inc., "Horrors of War" is perhaps the single most famous non sport card set ever issued. The exceptionally colorful graphics and politically charged descriptions on their reverses also made this series perhaps the most controversial set ever issued. Offered is a collection of twelve cards, each graded and encapsulated by PSA. The PSA grades are as follows: Six NM-MT 8: #111, 117, 125, 203, 210, and 215. Six NM 7: #119, 135, 155, 200, 204, and 228. Each of the six cards graded NM-MT 8, as of this writing, have fewer than six examples graded at this level, with none graded higher. This is an extraordinarily high-grade collection, with each card worthy of inclusion in the finest "Horrors of War" set or nonsport collection. SMR has just begun listing values for a few of the most classic nonsport sets each month. These cards list for $1,530 in SMR, but if the premium over SMR for 1930s nonsport cards in this extremely high grade is even a modest fraction of that of 1930s baseball cards, the market value for this lot may be significantly higher. Total 12 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,624.00
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