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1947 to 1971 High Quality Regional and Unusual Issues Card Collection (90)
Starting Bid - $800, Sold For - $3,231
Eclectic group of regional and unusual cards, spanning the years 1947 through 1971, with representation of fourteen different issues, including many Hall of Famers, stars, and rare cards (such as the rare Paul Smith card from 1954 Dan-Dee), and including a complete 1953 Johnston Cookies set. This is an impressive and fascinating group of unusual cards with many highlights assembled by an old-time collector. The collection is comprised of the following: 1) 1947 D323 Tip Top Bread (15 cards): eight Kell (HOF, two Vg-Ex, three Vg, three Gd), Kennedy (Gd), Kuel (Fr), Lee (Fr), Rigney (Pr), Tresh (Pr), and two Tucker (both Gd). 2) 1951 Topps Major League All-Stars (1 card): Evers (Gd). 3) 1951 Topps Teams (3 cards): three Cincinnati Reds (dated – Vg/Vg-Ex, two undated – Vg-Ex/Ex and Pr). 4) 1952 Wheaties (5 cards): Berra/portrait (HOF, Vg/Vg-Ex), Berra/action (HOF, Ex), Kell/portrait (HOF, Vg/Vg-Ex), Lemon/action (HOF, Vg-Ex/Ex), and Rizzuto/action (HOF, Vg/Vg-Ex). 5) 1953 Johnston Cookies Complete Set (25 cards): Keys: #10 Spahn (HOF, Nr/Mt) and 21 Mathews (HOF, Nr/Mt). The balance of the cards grade Nr/Mt overall. 6) 1953-1955 Dormand Postcard (1 card): Hodges (PSA NM 7). 7) 1954 Dan-Dee Potato Chips (1 card): Paul Smith (SGC EX 60). 8) 1957 Spic and Span (1 card): Aaron (HOF, Nr/Mt). 9) 1958 Hires Root Beer Test Set (1 card): Law (PSA Authentic, no tab). Grades Vg-Ex/Ex. 10) 1958 Hires Root Beer (2 cards): #41 Zimmer (w/tab, Nr/Mt) and 44 Aaron (HOF, no tab – PSA EX-MT 6 [mc]). 11) 1959 Bazooka (10 cards): two Cepeda (HOF, PSA Authentic, Hand cut and Ex), Crandall (PSA Authentic, Hand cut), two Davenport (PSA Authentic, Hand cut), Mays (HOF, (PSA Authentic, Hand cut; left corner missing, pinhole on bottom edge, tape stains on reverse), Mazeroski (HOF, PSA Authentic, Hand cut; we grade this beauty Nr/Mt, with dotted cutting lines visible along top and right side only), two McMillan (PSA Authentic, Hand cut and Ex), and Turley (PSA Authentic, Hand cut). 12) 1960 Leaf (1 card): #25 Grant (correct, Ex-Mt). 13) 1960 Post Cereal (3 cards): Drysdale (HOF, Ex), Kaline (HOF, Ex), and Killebrew (HOF, Ex). 14) 1971 Milk Duds (21 unassembled complete boxes): three #1a Howard (Nr/Mt, Ex, Vg), two 2b Carty (Nr/Mt, Ex), 3b Mays (HOF, Ex-Mt), three 7b McCovey (HOF, Ex-Mt, Vg-Ex, Vg), 8a Clemente (HOF, Ex-Mt), 9b McDowell (Ex), three 13a Johnson (Nr/Mt, Ex, Vg), 14a Freehan (Ex), 15c White (Ex-Mt), three 19b Pappas (Ex-Mt, Ex, Vg-Ex), 20b Kessinger (Nr/Mt), and 21a Jenkins (HOF, Nr/Mt). A fascinating array of rare and unusual cards, including many highlights, from the golden years of regional issues. Total 90 cards. Reserve $800. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $3,231
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