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1952-1955 Red Man Tobacco Complete Set Run (4 Sets)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,856.00

35% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 65% Vg to Vg-Ex (includes a few lesser). Total of 208 cards representing complete sets of all four years of Red Man Tobacco. Included are 12 cards with tabs. 1) 1952 Complete Set of 52 (2 w/tabs): Keys: Stengel (Gd), Berra (tiny pinhole at the top, otherwise Ex with tab), Feller (Vg-Ex), Fox (Gd), Williams (Gd), Wynn (Vg), Durocher (Vg), Ashburn (Gd-Vg), Irvin (Gd), Kiner (Gd), Mays (Fr), Musial (Vg), Reese (Vg), Roberts (Vg-Ex), Schoendienst (Gd), Slaughter (Gd), Snider (Vg with tab), Spahn (Gd). 2) 1953 Complete Set of 52 (5 w/tabs): Keys: Stengel (Vg-Ex), Berra (Vg-Ex), Fox (Vg), Kell (Vg with tab), Rizzuto (Ex), Wynn (Ex-Mt with tab), Lemon (Gd-Vg with tab), Ashburn (Ex), Campanella (Vg-Ex), Reese (Vg-Ex), Snider (Vg), Spahn (Ex), Musial (Ex). 3) 1954 Complete Set of 50 with four variations for a total of 54 (no tabs): Keys: Ashburn (Vg), Fox (Gd), Kell (Boston, Ex), Kell (Chicago, Ex), Irvin (Ex-Mt), Kluszewski (Vg-Ex), Campanella (Ex), Reese (Gd), Ford (Vg), Snider (Ex-Mt), Rizzuto (Gd), Slaughter (Vg-Ex), Berra (Ex-Mt), Mays (Ex-Mt). 4) 1955 Complete Set of 50 (5 w/tabs): Keys: Ford (Vg-Ex/Ex), Mays (Ex), Berra (Vg-Ex), Reese (Vg with tab), Snider (Vg-Ex/Ex). Red Man Tobacco cards are far rarer than most 1950s baseball cards. Because of their tabs (which were designed to be cut) and method of issue, they often have condition problems. Many consider them to represent one of the best values of all cards from the era. This is a relatively affordable, yet still very attractive complete set run of these unusual cards. The cards are bright and crisp, and display far better than their technically accurate assigned grades. Total 208 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,856.00


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