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1933 Uncle Jacks Candy Unopened Pack (Jim Bottomley)
Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $823
Uncle Jacks are one of the rarer and lesser-known candy issues of the early 1930s. Like Goudey and National Chicle, Uncle Jacks was based in New England. The company issued only one thirty-card set. Each blank-backed card in the set was issued in red or blue duotone. Cards were sold in a see-through wax-paper pack with one card and a coupon per pack. The coupon featured advertising for Uncle Jacks and information about a contest to attend the 1933 World Series. About thirty years ago an unopened box of Uncle Jacks surfaced in the hobby. Every once in a while an unopened pack turns up. All are from this single legendary find. (In fact, this pack find is responsible for these cards being identified with certainty by collectors as being issued by Uncle Jacks, as the cards themselves have no advertising.) Presented is one of these unopened packs, saved in its original unopened state by an old-time collector. Jim Bottomley is on top. The pack naturally also includes the original gum and coupon. The coupon with detailed information about the contest and advertising for Uncle Jacks can easily been viewed from the reverse. The gum gives the pack a firmness (and thickness) much greater than that of a single card, contest coupon, and wrapper, but there is only one card per pack. The wrapper has a tear (small amount of wax-paper loss) in the upper left corner from handling, but otherwise is in Excellent condition. Reserve $100. Estimate $200/$300. SOLD FOR $823
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