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Lot # 698 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1903 to 1941 Prewar-Card Collection (109)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,410

Very unusual and fascinating collection of 109 prewar cards, spanning the years 1903 to 1941, including representation from sixteen different classic issues, with several Hall of Famers and many additional highlights. Five cards have been graded by PSA (1) or SGC (4). Many cards in this collection have an appearance superior to their technically accurate assigned grades. 1) 1903 E107 Breisch-Williams: Harper (SGC Authentic). 2) 1907 W555 (5 cards): Delahanty (Gd-Vg), Dooin (SGC GOOD 30), Dygert (SGC GOOD 30), Heinchman (Gd), and Phillippi (Gd). 3) 1908 E102 "Set of 25" (2 cards): Knabe (Pr) and Murphy (Pr). 4) 1909 E90-1 American Caramel (2 cards): Donlin (Pr) and Tinker (HOF, PSA GOOD 2). 5) 1910 E91-C American Caramel (3 cards): Leever (Fr), Storke (Pr), and Willis (HOF, trimmed). 6) 1911 E94 George Close Candy (4 cards): Devore (Pr), Dougherty (Pr), Magee (Pr), and Murray (Pr). 7) 1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel: Carrigan (SGC FAIR 20). 8) 1910 E96 Philadelphia Caramel (3 cards): Adams (Pr), Herzog (Gd), and Mullin (Pr). 9) 1912 T207 Brown Background: Tannehill (Pr). 10) 1912 C46 Imperial Tobacco: Leclaire (Pr). 11) 1922 V100 Willard's Chocolates (2 cards): Ponder (Gd) and Rommel (Fr). 12) 1936 R322 Goudey (6 cards): Berger (Pr), Coscarart (Pr), Crosetti (Fr), Greenberg (HOF, Pr), Harris (HOF, Vg), and Higgins (Vg). 13) 1938 R323 Goudey Heads-Up: #242 (Pr). 14) 1939 R334 Play Ball (26 cards): #48 Gomez (HOF, Gd), 50 Gehringer (HOF, Fr); 24 cards average Vg overall: #9, 18, 22 (2), 29, 40, 41, 42, 46, 57, 60, 62, 65, 77, 81, 84, 87, 93, 99, 104, 105, 107, 111, and 113. 15) 1940 R335 Play Ball (31 cards): #10 Ruffing (HOF, Ex), 118 Hoyt (HOF, Pr), 142 Kelly (HOF, Vg-Ex); 28 cards range from Pr to Vg (with a few slightly better): #2, 8, 13, 20, 25, 32, 34, 36, 49, 60, 66, 78, 84, 85, 90, 92, 93, 95, 99, 123, 126, 139, 145, 146, 162, 169, 181, and 186. 16) 1941 R336 Play Ball (20 cards): #13 Foxx (HOF, Pr); 19 cards range from Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex): #2, 7, 11, 17, 21 Keller, 24, 25, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 42, 43, 53, 58, 59, and 65. A very substantial, unique, and eclectic representation of classic card issues from the prewar era, a collection (and education in vintage cards!) unto itself, including many highlights. Total: 109 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,410


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