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1953 Glendale Meats Collection (19)
Starting Bid - $200.00 , Sold For - $1,527.50
Low-grade near-complete set of 1953 Glendale Meats consisting of 19 different of the 28 cards in the set, missing only the following nine cards for completion: Foytack, Ginsberg, Hoeft, Kuenn, Madison, Marlowe, Mullin, Pesky, and Wight. In the world of early 1950s regional issues, few deserve more respect than the 28-card set of Detroit Tigers issued by Glendale Meats. Their striking design and legendary rarity have always made Glendales one of the most significant and desirable regional issues of the era. Issued one card per pack of Glendale hot dogs, kids had to be dedicated to hot dogs to consider building a serious collection. The reverse of each card invites youngsters to collect the set and mail them in to Glendale to potentially win one of three pairs of tickets to the World Series. The Art Houtteman card (which is included in this collection) is extremely rare, and is certainly one of the great regional issue rarities of the era. With so few examples known, it is almost certain that Houtteman was intentionally short printed and that this short printing perhaps relates to the Glendale contest offer. The Houtteman card in this collection (plus two others, Hitchcock and Nieman) has the borders completely trimmed off, but at least it's there! Because of how they were issued, condition has always been a problem with Glendales in general, and we're not going to kid you, it's a problem with this lot! The balance of the collection ranges from Poor to Gd-Vg, averaging Fair overall. These cards, however, definitely have a special charm to them, even in low grade. This collection represents a rare opportunity to acquire an ideal foundation for the assembly of a low-grade complete set of this classic 1950s regional food issue. Total 19 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800. SOLD FOR $1,527.50
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