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1925 Exhibits Near-Complete Set (102 of 128) Including Cobb, Ruth and Speaker
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $5,581
Collection of 146 different Exhibit cards plus 40 duplicates for a total of 186 cards, representing two different sets dating from 1925 (142 cards) and 1926 (44 cards), highlighted by many Hall of Famers including Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker, Walter Johnson, Rogers Hornsby, and George Sisler. 1925 Exhibits Near-Complete Set (102 of 128 cards plus 40 duplicates, for a total of 142): Condition ranges from Good to Ex (with some lesser). Most have been downgraded for writing (pencil or ink) on the back. This is a tremendous collection of 1925 Exhibit cards. The twenty-six cards missing for completion include Alexander, Frisch, Gehrig, Grimes, Hooper, Maranville, and Schalk. Keys: Bancroft (Vg-Ex), Bottomley (Fr), two Carey (Gd and Pr), Cobb (Gd), two Collins (Vg-Ex and Pr), two Coveleski (Vg and Gd), two Cuyler (Vg-Ex and Vg), two Goslin (Gd and Fr), two Harris (both Gd), Hartnett (Fr), two Heilmann (both Gd), Hornsby (Gd), Johnson (Gd), Rixey (Vg), two Roush (Vg-Ex and Gd), two Ruffing (both Gd), Ruth (Gd), Sewell (Vg), Sisler (Pr; it is interesting to note Sisler's name on this card is misspelled as "Sissler"), Speaker (Fr), Terry (Ex), Traynor (Gd), Vance (Vg), and Wheat (Vg-Ex). As can easily be seen from the images provided, even the lower-graded cards have tremendous visual appeal, in most cases far better than suggested by their technical grades. This is a very attractive near-set of 102 quality cards (plus 40 duplicates), including thirty-three Hall of Famers. This near-set is part of an extraordinary comprehensive Exhibit-card collection, assembled over a period of many years by an extremely advanced pioneer collector, that is being offered in a number of smaller lots (mostly by year) in this auction. Also included with this lot are forty-four 1926 Exhibits, including Combs (Gd), Frisch (Gd), Grimes (Pr), Lazzeri (Gd), Lindstrom (Gd), and Terry (Gd), for a total of 186 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+.
SOLD FOR $5,581
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