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1887 to 1933 Unusual Baseball Card Collection (137) Plus P2 Sweet Caporal Pins (23)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,406
Offered is an extremely diverse and substantial collection of 137 baseball cards (plus twenty-three P2 Sweet Caporal pins, for a total of 160 items), mostly low grade but with many exceptions, dating from 1887 to 1933, with representation from twenty-eight different highly regarded issues. This is a fascinating selection of quality vintage cards from some of the most desirable sets of their eras, highlighted by Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Eddie Plank, Walter Johnson, and many more. 1) 1887 N172 Old Judge (4 cards): Duffy (HOF, batting, the bottom is clipped), Radford (Cleveland, Fr), Smith (Pitt., Fr-Gd), and Tiernan (NY, Pr). 2) 1887 N284 Buchner Gold Coin (3 cards): Barkley (Gd), Burns (appears to have been hand cut from an advertising poster), and Donohue (Gd). 3) 1888 N28 Allen & Ginter (1 card): Getzien (front is Vg-Ex but the back has been skinned). 4) 1909-1911 E254 Colgan’s Chips (47): The group grades Fr-Gd overall with a few slightly lesser. Also included are four empty tins: one green and three red. 5) 1909 E91 American Caramel - Set A (1 card): Taylor (Pr-Fr). 6) 1909-1910 E97 C. A. Briggs Co. (1 card): Dygert (Gd-Vg). 7) 1910 E93 Standard Caramel (1 card): Brown (HOF, Pr-Fr). 8) 1910 T209 Contentnea Photo Series (4 cards): Garman (Vg), King (Vg), Loval (Gd), and Luyster (Fr-Gd). 9) 1911 M116 Sporting Life (4 cards): Adams (trimmed), Bresnahan (HOF, blue background, blank back possibly a proof, hand-cut), Brown (HOF, blue background, blank back possibly a proof, hand-cut), and Richie (trimmed). 10) 1913 WG5 National Game (1 card): Runner sliding (Ty Cobb), Umpire Behind (PSA EX 5). 11) 1913 WG6 Tom Barker (1 card): Meyers (Fr). 12) 1914 B18 Blankets (8): The group grades Gd overall with a few slightly lesser. 13) 1914 E145 Cracker Jack (3 cards): #6 Plank (HOF, Pr-Fr), 32 Brown (HOF, Pr-Fr), and 105 Lavender (Gd). 14) 1915 E145 Cracker Jack (15 cards): #3 Tinker (HOF, Fr-Gd), 8 Oldring (Pr), 9 Hoffman (Pr), 10 McInnis (tiny tear on top border, o/w Ex-Mt), 14 Crawford (HOF, Gd), 16 Camnitz (slightly trim), 72 Boehling (Pr-Fr), 78 Merkle (Vg), 93 Pratt (Pr), 97 Benton (Vg), 99 Chase (Pr), 108 Magee (Pr), 119 Perring (Vg/Vg-Ex), 139 Oakes (trimmed), and 156 Dubuc (Vg). 15) 1916 M101-5 Sporting News (3 cards): #103 Long, 108 Mann, and 162 Shanks. All three are deemed “recolored” by PSA. 16) 1917 H801-8 Boston Store (5 cards): #1 Agnew (Pr), 21 Bush (Gd), 24 Cady (Fr), 83 Janvrin (Pr), and 182 Walsh (Fr). 17) 1919-1921 W514 (1 card): #85 Roush (HOF, Vg). 18) 1921 W551 (7 cards): two Baker (HOF, Gd and Pr), Barnes (Vg), Johnson (HOF, Vg-Ex/Ex), Sisler (Ex), and two Speaker (Vg and Fr). 19) 1922 V61 Neilson’s Chocolate (2 cards): #43 Jones (Type 1, Vg) and Pittenger (Type 2, Pr). 20) 1923 W515-1 (2 cards): #32 Kelly (HOF, Vg-Ex) and 34 Jennings (HOF, Ex). 21) 1923 W515-2 (12 cards): #31 Barnes Bros. (irregular cut, o/w Vg), 32 Kelly (HOF, back damage, o/w Ex-Mt), 34 Jennings (HOF, Vg), two 36 Huggins (HOF, both have irregular cuts), 51 Schalk (HOF, Ex), 53 Robinson (HOF, irregular cut), 56 Wheat (HOF, irregular cut), 58 Collins (HOF, Ex), three 60 Faber (HOF, PSA Authentic, two with irregular cuts). 22) 1923 W572 (1 card): Tierney (Vg-Ex). 23) 1926-1927 W512 (two 5-card uncut strips): two 5-card strips representing a complete set of ten cards including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth. The first four cards #1-4 Bancroft, Alexander (St. Louis), Cobb (Ex-Mgr. Detroit A.L.), and Speaker (Ex-Mgr. Cleveland A.L.) are referred to as Type 2 cards from this series. The biggest difference between the Type 1 and 2 cards is the font used for the team name on the second line has a more professional “typewriter” style, as opposed to the “hand-printed” style on the other cards from the set. Strip #1-5 Bancroft, Alexander (St. Louis), Cobb (Ex-Mgr. Detroit A.L.), Speaker (Ex-Mgr. Cleveland A.L), and Wright has pencil notations all over the reverse but otherwise Vg condition. Strip #6-10 Ruth, Scott, Frisch (Giants), Hornsby (Cardinals), Vance grades Vg-Ex overall. 24) 1927 W560 (1 card): Cuyler (HOF, Vg). 25) 1928 Harrington’s Ice Cream (2 cards): #1 Grimes (HOF, Fr-Gd) and 2 Reuther (Gd). 26) 1928 W502 (1 card): #6 Babe Ruth (HOF, irregular hand cut). 27) 1928 W513 Five-Card Uncut Strip: 5-card strip consists of #71 Luque, 72 Grimes (HOF), 73 Waner (HOF), 74 Wilson (HOF), and 75 Carlson. Ex-Mt condition. 28) 1933 W574 (3 cards): Blaeholder (Pr), Reiber (Pr), and Reynolds (Pr). 29) P2 Sweet Caporal Pins (23): The group grades Vg/Vg-Ex overall with a few slightly lesser. Includes five Hall of Famers: Brown (no back paper), two Cobb (PSA EX 5 and Vg), McGraw (no back paper), and Young. This is a very substantial collection of nineteenth and early twentieth-century baseball cards from the era's most popular sets, mostly low grade but with some exceptions, with a very high concentration of Hall of Famers, and accompanied by a collection of twenty-three P2 Sweet Caporal pins. Total 160 items (137 cards plus 23 pins). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $4,406
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