Thank you for visiting our past auction result archives. If you have an item identical (or similar) to this auction lot, please call, write or contact us to discuss. We will be able to help you.

Lot # 1574 (of 1594)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1949-1953 Non-Sport Gum Card "Shoebox" Collection (619)

Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $2,115.00

Collection of 619 non-sport gum cards dating from 1949 to 1953, with representation from nine different issues. This is an original owner "shoebox" collection of these non-sport gum cards, saved and consigned directly from the gentleman who personally collected these cards in the years of issue. The collection includes the following: 1) 1949 Topps "Flags of the World - Parade" (35 of 100 cards in the set, plus two duplicates): Twenty-two cards range from Vg to Vg-Ex, and fifteen are slightly lesser (mostly Gd). Missing the following sixty-five cards for completion: #4, 10-18, 31-39, 46-69, 79-90, 92, 93, and 100-120. 2) 1950 Topps "Freedom's War" Near-Complete Set (143 of 203 cards in the set, plus sixteen duplicates): 78% range from Vg to Vg-Ex, and 22% lesser (mostly Good). Missing the following sixty cards for completion: #9, 12, 14-17, 21, 23, 24, 27, 29, 33, 36, 38, 39, 41-43, 45, 50, 53, 55-58, 60, 62-65, 72, 73, 77, 78, 80, 83-88, 90, 92, 95, 96, 99, 101, 107, 110, 114, 125, 144, 161, 174, 178, 194, 195, 199, 200, and 202. The five tank cards included (#97, 98, 100, 102, and 103) are the die-cut variation. 3) 1950 Topps "Bring 'Em Back Alive" Near-Complete Set (82 of 100 cards in the set): 88% range from Vg to Vg-Ex (with a few Ex), and 12% Gd. Missing the following eighteen cards for completion: #7-9, 28-31, 38, 39, 41, 42, 44-47, and 49-51. 4) 1950 Topps "Hopalong Cassidy" (47 cards): Forty-six cards plus one foil card. Condition ranges from Poor to Vg, averaging Gd overall. 5) 1951 Bowman "Red Menace" Near-Complete Set (33 of 48 cards in the set): Missing the following fifteen cards for completion: #1, 4, 5, 7, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 24, 32, 37-39, and 46. This near-complete set (comprised of 26 tan backs and 7 gray backs) ranges in grade from Vg to Vg-Ex/Ex, with the exception of four cards which are slightly lesser (Fr-Gd). Keys: #19 "Atomic Doom" (Vg-Ex), 23 "Ghost City" (Vg), and 47 "War-Maker" (Vg-Ex/Ex). 6) 1951 Bowman "Jets, Rockets, Spacemen" Near-Complete Set (76 of 108 cards in the set): 78% range from Vg to Vg-Ex, and 22% lesser (mostly Good). Missing the following thirty-two cards for completion: #1, 17, 19, 20, 22-25, 27, 38, 42, 46-48, 70-79, 85, 86, 98, 100, 101, 106, 107, and 108. 7) 1952 Bowman Television & Radio Stars of N.B.C. (17 cards): Seven cards grade Vg-Ex/Ex and ten are Vg. Includes (quantities in parenthesis): #9 (3), 19, 20, 21, 22 (2), 24, 25 (4), and 26 (4). 8) Circa 1952 Ed-U-Cards "Lone Ranger" (42 of 120 cards in the set): Thirty-four cards range from Vg to Vg-Ex, and eight are slightly lesser (mostly Gd). Missing the following seventy-eight cards for completion: #4, 10-18, 31-39, 46-69, 79-90, 92, 93, and 100-120. 9) 1953 Topps "Wings" Partial Set (101 of 200 cards in the set, plus twenty-five duplicates): 57% grade Ex, 43% range from Vg to Vg-Ex. Fascinating collection of gum cards from many of the most popular and classic non-sport bubble-gum card issues from 1949 to 1953. Total 619 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200+. SOLD FOR $2,115.00


(Click the smaller thumbnails to the left and right (if any) to cycle through each photo in the gallery of images for this lot.)