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1929 to 1949 Unusual Baseball Card and Pin Collection (240)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,525
Very unusual and substantial collection of 240 assorted cards/or card-related items (167) and pins (73), spanning the years 1929 to 1949, with representation from twenty-four different issues, in various grades as noted, highlighted by many stars and Hall of Famers, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott, Dizzy Dean, and Joe DiMaggio. 1) 1910-1957 M113 Baseball Magazine Player Posters (22 posters): All have glue and paper remnants on the backs from scrapbook removal, otherwise Vg or better condition. Includes: Averill, Cochrane, Dean, DiMaggio, Gehrig, Gomez, Hornsby, Hubbell, Lombardi, Medwick, Ott, Pennock, Schalk, and Waner. 2) 1929-1930 R315 (16 cards): including Foxx (Vg-Ex), Hornsby (Vg), Hubbell (Vg, note first name is misspelled as "Karl"), Lazzeri (Ex), Simmons (Vg-Ex), Terry (Gd), Traynor (Ex), and Vance (Vg). 3) 1930 PR4 Cracker Jack Pins (7 pins): All grade Gd-Vg overall including Lou Gehrig, Grove, and Waner. 4) 1930 W554 (1 card): Lou Gehrig (Fr-Gd). 5) 1931 W517 (4 cards): #1 Combs (Vg, possibly unique printing error double-printed front and back, strong reversed image on back, probably due to wet-sheet transfer from stacking after printing), 3 Roush (bottom clipped), 14 Heilmann (borders trimmed off), and 26 (Gd). 6) 1932 PR2 Orbit Gum Pins (9 pins): All graded by PSA: #5 (NM 7), 7 (NM-MT 8), 8 (VG-EX 4), 15 Bartell (EX-MT 6), 21 Martin (EX 5), 26 Grimes (NM 7), 29 (NM 7), 58 Lombardi (NM 7), and 120 Gomez (EX 5). 7) 1933 E285 Rittenhouse Candy (8 cards): Hartnett (Vg), Higgins (Vg), McNair (Gd-Vg), Babe Ruth (Gd), two Terry (Vg and Gd-Vg), Wallberg (Gd-Vg), and Wilson (Fr). 8) 1933 R305 Tattoo Orbit (3 cards): Blaeholder (Fr), Clark (Pr-Fr), and English (Gd-Vg). 9) 1933 R337 Eclipse Import (2 cards): #408 Grove (Gd) and 411 (irregular cut). 10) 1934 R310 Butterfinger (13 premiums): including Hoyt (Vg) and Vance (Gd). 11) 1935-1936 Diamond Matchbooks (1 card): Mel Ott (Gd-Vg). 12) 1935 Grape-Nuts Dizzy Dean Ball and Bat Pins: Both embossed metal premium pins are Excellent. 13) 1935 Wheaties - Series 1 (3 cards): three Cochrane (rare white hat variation, Vg and two black hat variations, Gd and Fr). 14) 1936 R344 National Chicle Rabbit Maranville 'How To' complete set minus one (19 of 20 plus 4 duplicates, total 23 items): Missing just #20 for completion. #1 grades Fr-Gd but the balance is Vg overall. 15) 1936 R311 Glossy Finish near-complete set (20 of 27): Missing just seven for completion (Foxx, Harder, Martin, Braves, Dodgers, Cubs, and Pirates). Includes: Averill (Gd), Bottomley (Vg-Ex), Cochrane (Gd-Vg), Cronin (Gd), Dean (Vg), Frisch (Pr), Greenberg (Vg-Ex), Terry (Vg), Traynor (Fr), AL All-Stars (Vg/Vg-Ex), Tigers (Gd-Vg), Red Sox (sky in background, Vg), NL All-Stars (Vg-Ex), and Yankees (Vg). 16) 1936 R311 Leather Finish (2 cards): DiMaggio/Lazzeri/Crosetti (Fr) and Tigers (Ex). 17) 1936 R312 (13 cards): including Cochrane (Vg-Ex) and Mack/Grove (Vg-Ex). 18) 1936 R313 National Chicle "Fine Pens" (19 cards): including Cronin (Fr), two DiMaggio ((Vg and Fr), Greenberg (Pr-Fr), Mack/McGraw (Gd), Traynor (Vg), Waners (Fr). 19) 1936 Four-On-One Exhibit (1 card): Berry/Higgins/Johnson/Puccinelli (Vg). 20) 1938 Our National Game Pins near-complete set (22 of 30 plus 32 duplicates, total 54 pins): Missing eight pins for completion (Berger, Dean, Gehrig, Hartnett, Mancuso, Powell, Selkirk, and Trosky). All grade Gd-Vg overall. Consists of (quantities in parentheses): Chiozza (3), Cronin (2), Crosetti (3), Demaree, DiMaggio (3), Feller (4), Foxx (2), Gehringer (2), Gomez (2), Greenberg, Hadley (6), Hubbell (2), Lewis, McCarthy (2), Medwick (2), Moore (4), Ott, Ripple (5), Ruffing (2), Schumacher (2), Simmons (2), and Terry (2). 21) 1940 PM10 Player Pin (1 pin): Hubbell with original pennant attached (Ex). 22) 1943 R302-1 M.P. & Co. (9 cards): All graded by PSA: Camilli (Authentic, hand cut), two Copper (both Authentic, hand cut), Dickey (Authentic, hand cut), DiMaggio (VG 3), Feller (Authentic, hand cut), Hubbell (VG 3), Mize (Authentic, hand cut), and Williams (Authentic, hand cut). 23) 1943 R302-2 M.P. & Co. (6 cards): #102 Kerr (Vg), 105 DiMaggio (Vg), 117 Berra (Vg-Ex), 121 Pesky (Vg), 122 Sain (Vg), and Henrich (PSA Authentic, hand cut). 24) 1949 Leaf Premium: Babe Ruth (Gd, blue background variety, very attractive example of this rare premium, with scrapbook paper remnants in corners of reverse). Total 240 items (167 cards and 73 pins). Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $3,525
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