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Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century PSA-Graded Golf-Card Collection (4)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $705
Exceptional high-grade collection of four unusual nineteenth- and early twentieth-century generic golf cards, each graded and encapsulated by PSA: 1) 1883 Beck & Co. "Yum Yum Tobacco" Picture Cards: Golf (VG-EX 4). Issued by the August Beck Company of Chicago, which is the same company that issued the extremely rare 1888 N403 baseball series. This is the first example we have ever encountered from this rare nineteenth-century multisport series. 2) 1896 H818 Spalding "Sport Players" Die-Cut Advertising Stand-Ups: Golf (EX 5). Issued by Koerner & Hayes of Buffalo, New York, as a set of five. Each of these colorful advertising die-cuts represents a different generic sports figure (baseball, football, golf, tennis, and cycling). The reverse of each has a brief synopsis related to the image on the front. The cards measure approximately 5 inches high and 3 inches wide. These die-cuts were issued as an advertising vehicle for Spalding to promote its sports equipment and the sale of its bicycles. This is a rarely seen high-grade example of this overlooked and very colorful nineteenth-century multisport die-cut card. 3) 1900 Chocolat Meurisse Sport Series 1 (Belgium): #3 Golf (EX-MT 6). Beautiful image with tremendous detail featuring a pair of golfers on the putting green with their caddies. This is a very substantial and esthetically pleasing issue. 4) 1900 Cope Bros. & Co. "Cope's Golfers": #41 The Brassey (NM 7). A small but very interesting group of rare nineteenth- and early twentieth-century golf cards from the Jack Zugay Collection. Total: 4 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $705
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