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Lot # 747 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1946-1950 Pacific Coast League Complete-Set Collection (10 sets, 263 cards)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,231

Very substantial and exciting collection of ten regionally issued PCL sets (263 cards in total), spanning the years 1946 to 1950. For Pacific Coast League collectors, these sets are all among the great classics of the era. Each set features players from one of several teams from the Pacific Coast League (the Sacramento Solons, San Francisco Seals, and Oakland Oaks), depending upon the area in which they were regionally issued. These sets naturally have many PCL stars, but include stars and some Hall of Famers who also made their mark in the Pacific Coast League, including Casey Stengel, Billy Martin, Arky Vaughan, Billy Herman, and George Kelly. All ten issues are very similar in design. This fascinating assemblage - a collection unto itself! - was brought together by an extremely advanced pioneer collector. The collection is comprised of the following: 1) 1946 Remar Bread Oakland Oaks complete set (23): 90% range from Vg to Ex (averaging Vg-Ex), 10% lesser. Keys: #10 Stengel (Gd-Vg) and Reamondi (tiny mark in the lower right, otherwise Ex). 2) 1946 Sunbeam Bread Sacramento Solons complete set (21): 70% range from Vg to Vg-Ex (includes one Ex-Mt), 30% lesser. Key: Marty SP (Vg). 3) 1947 Remar Bread Oakland Oaks complete set (25): 75% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), 25% lesser. Key: #8 Stengel (Ex). 4) 1947 Smith's Oakland Oaks complete set (25): 75% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 25% lesser. Keys: #1 Stengel (Ex) and 22 Marshall (Pr). 5) 1947 Sunbeam Bread Sacramento Solons complete set (26): 90% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt), 10% lesser. Key: Schemer (Ex-Mt). 6) 1948 Smith's Oakland Oaks complete set (25): 65% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt), 35% lesser. Keys: #17 Martin (Ex-Mt) and 20 Stengel (Gd). 7) 1948 Sommer & Kaufmann San Francisco Seals complete set (30): 25% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt), 75% lesser. Keys: #1 O'Doul (Ex) and 13 Woodling (Vg). 8) 1949 Remar Bread Oakland Oaks complete set (32): 85% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (with a couple Nr/Mt-Mt), 15% lesser. Keys: Kelly (Nr/Mt) and Martin (Ex-Mt). 9) 1949 Sommer & Kaufmann San Francisco Seals complete set (29): 45% range from Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (with a couple Nr/Mt-Mt ), 55% lesser (including a couple Pr). Keys: #1 O'Doul (Gd) and 18 Vaughan (Nr/Mt). 10) 1950 Remar Bread Oakland Oaks complete set (27): 50% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt), 50% lesser. Keys: Herman (Vg) and Kelly (Ex-Mt). Very attractive collection of ten complete sets representing the PCL. Total 263 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $3,231


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