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1937 R21 Ripley's Believe It or Not Low-Number Set (#1-24)
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $822.50
1937 R21 Ripley's "Believe It or Not" collection of the first 24 cards (#1-24) of the 48 in the set. Ripley's were printed in sheets of twenty-four cards and issued in two separate twenty-four card series. This collection represents a complete set of the low-number series cards. This set has always been appreciated as one of the rarest and most unusual of all 1930s nonsport card issues. It's impossible not to like them! This is what really rare 1930s nonsport bubble gum cards are supposed to look like! The set was produced in 1937 by the Wolverine Gum Company. Each card features an incredible fact or story from the Ripley's archives. The rarer high-number cards (#25-48) are missing for completion. The cards technically range from Vg to Vg-Ex (with the exception of card #24 which is Good), but most have a stronger appearance overall. Exceptionally bright, crisp, and clean. This is an extremely attractive collection of this rare and fascinating 1930s nonsport card issue. Total 24 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $822.50
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