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1948 "Rare Leaf" PSA NM-MT 8 Collection Including Slaughter (10)
Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $17,625
Stunning ultra high-grade collection of ten different "Rare Leaf" cards, all pack-fresh gems, each graded NM-MT 8 by PSA, with no qualifiers, including Hall of Famer Enos Slaughter. All are crisp, fresh, with brilliant colors, miraculously preserved, looking today exactly as they did when issued in 1948. This is an astounding high-grade group and many of the cards (as noted) are the highest-ever graded examples. The cards in this high-grade "Rare Leaf" collection are part of an extraordinary high-grade master set that has been broken up to be offered in several smaller lots in this auction. The collection is comprised of the following: #48 Schmitz (none graded higher), 78 Evers (one graded higher), 85 Philley (none graded higher, tiny printing flaw on the tip of the upper right corner), 88 Gustine, 108 Batts (none graded higher), 113 Leonard (one of only three graded at this level, with none graded higher), 123 Fannin (one graded higher, small printing flaw on the upper right border), 127 Slaughter (HOF, bright and crisp, with bold colors, natural even toning on the borders, and a perfectly clean reverse centered to the left), 137 Walker (none graded higher), and 146 Reiser (none graded higher). This is an outstanding collection for this issue, very carefully assembled in uncompromising high grade. These ten cards would make a significant contribution to the assembly or provide key upgrades to virtually any world-class 1948 Leaf set. All cards have razor-sharp corners and virtually flawless registration. SMR value is $22,000. Total: 10 cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000/$15,000++. SOLD FOR $17,625
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