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Lot # 142 (of 1641)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1886 to 1940 Unusual Baseball Card Collection (116) Plus P2 Sweet Caporal Pins (6)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,148

Offered is an extremely diverse and substantial collection of 116 baseball cards (plus six P2 Sweet Caporal pins, for a total of 122 items), mostly low grade but with many exceptions, dating from 1886 to 1940, with representation from fifty-two different highly regarded issues. This is a fascinating selection of quality vintage cards from some of the most desirable sets of their eras, highlighted by Tim Keefe, Christy Mathewson, Eddie Collins, Walter Johnson, and many more. 1) 1886 N48 Allen & Ginter Women's Baseball (1 card): Stealing Second/Dixie Cigs (Pr). 2) 1887 N284 Buchner Gold Coin (1 card): Keefe (HOF, Pr). 3) 1888 N28 Allen & Ginter (1 card): Bennett (trimmed, o/w Gd-Fr). 4) Circa 1888 R.T.S. Artistic Series (2 cards): New York (Fr) and Boston (Vg). 5) 1895 N300 Mayo's Cut Plug (2 cards): Ganzel (bottom clipped, o/w Vg-Ex/Ex) and Murphy (top clipped, o/w Pr). 6) 1896 N301 Mayo's Die-Cuts (2 cards): 1st Base Bos (Gd) and 3rd Base Bos (Fr). 7) 1909 T204 Ramly Tobacco (1 card): Lord (rare T.T.T. advertisement on back, Pr). 8) 1910 T213-1 Coupon Cigarettes (1 card): Fletcher (trimmed, o/w Fr). 9) 1914-1916 T213-2 Coupon Cigarettes (4 cards): Barger (Fr-Gd), Hoffmann (Hofman, Pr), Jordan (Ft. Worth, Pr-Fr), Oldring (Philadelphia Amer., Gd). 10) 1919 T213-3 Coupon Cigarettes (1 card): Paskert (Pr). 11) 1910-1912 T215-1 Red Cross Tobacco (1 card): Latham (Pr). 12) 1912-1913 T215-2 Red Cross Tobacco (1 card): Ford (Pr). 13) 1911-1916 T216-1 Kotton Tobacco (4 cards): Bender (HOF, Baltimore - stripped hat, Pr), Gibson (Pittsburgh Nat'l - front view, Pr-Fr), Murphy (Bklyn., Pr), and Schaefer (Wash., Gd). 14) 1911-1916 T216-2 Mino Cigarettes: Bresnahan (HOF, trimmed, o/w Pr). 15) 1911-1916 T216-3 Virginia Extra Cigarettes (1 card): Doyle (throwing, New York Nat'l, Pr). 16) 1912 T227 Honest Long Cut (1 card): Marquard (HOF, Pr). 17) 1911 T332 Helmar Stamps (1 stamp): Wallace (HOF, Fr). 18) 1909-1911 E254 Colgan’s Chips (2 cards): Fitzgerald (Vg-Ex) and Kelley (HOF, Gd). 19) 1909-1911 E90-1 American Caramel (3 cards): Hall (Pr-Fr), Krause (Pr-Fr), and Wallace (HOF, Pr). 20) 1909 E91 American Caramel - Set B (3 cards): Barry, Hartsel, and Meyers. All grade Pr. 21) 1909 E91 American Caramel - Set C (2 cards): Speaker (HOF) and C. Wagner. Both grade Pr. 22) 1910 E93 Standard Caramel (16 cards): Ames (Fr), Chase (Gd), Coveleskie (Gd-Vg), Delahanty (Gd), Donovan (Gd), Dooin (Pr), Gibson (Pr), Griffith (HOF, Gd), two Jones (Fr-Gd and Pr), Leach (Gd), McGraw (HOF, Fr), Phillippe (Gd), Tinker (HOF, Pr), Waddell (HOF, trimmed along top, o/w Gd), and Wiltse (Fr). 23) 1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel (5 cards): Hoffman (Pr), Krause (Gd), Leach (Pr), and two Lord (Gd and Pr). 24) 1910 E96 Philadelphia Caramel (3 cards): Kling (Pr), Rossman (Fr), and Thomas (Fr). 25) 1915 E106 American Caramel (1 card): Murphy (Pr). 26) 1914 E145 Cracker Jack (3 cards): #33 Strunk (Fr), 41 Leach (Pr), and 110 Bescher (Pr). 27) 1915 E145 Cracker Jack (5 cards): #34 Thomas (Pr), 117 Easterly (Vg), two 134 Marsans (Fr and Pr), and 175 Benz (Vg). 28) 1910 S74 White Silks (14): All have the original brown advertising paper backing (unless otherwise noted): Barger (no paper backing), Byrne, Dooin, Doolan, Flynn, Foxen (no paper backing), Graham/Rustlers, Mathewson (HOF, no paper backing, Pr), McConnell, McIntyre, Reulbach, Schaefer, Steinfeldt/Cubs, and Street. All grade Ex overall (unless otherwise noted). 29) 1910 S74 Colored Silks (3): Bescher, Payne, and Rowan. All grade Ex overall. 30) 1910 W-UNC Strip Card (1 card): Collins (HOF, Fr). 31) 1911 Baseball Bats (1 card): Walsh (HOF, Pr-Fr). 32) 1911 M116 Sporting Life (1 card): J. Doyle (Fr). 33) 1914 B18 Blankets (1): Shanks (white infield, Vg). 34) 1917 Boston Store (2 cards): #61 Gonzalez (Ex) and 100 Long (Gd). 35) 1917 E135 Collins-McCarthy (1 card): #61 Gonzalez (Fr). 36) 1919-1921 W514 (1 card): #17 Luque (Vg). 37) 1920 W516-1-2 (1 card): Johnson (HOF, Fr). 38) 1920 W520 (1 card): #19 Gonzalez (Vg). 39) 1920 W522 (2 cards): #34 Gonzalez (Gd) and 42 Gonzalez (Vg-Ex). 40) 1922 E120 American Caramel Series 240 (3 cards): Luque (Fr), Milan (Ex-Mt), and Woodall (Vg). 41) 1922 E121 American Caramel Series 120 (1 card): McGraw (HOF, Pr). 42) 1922 V61 Neilson's Chocolate Type 2 (1 card): Luque (Gd). 43) 1927 E210 York Caramels Type 1 (2 cards): #18 Luque (Fr) and 34 Gonzalez (Gd). 44) 1928 Harrington’s Ice Cream (3 cards): #18 Luque (Pr), 31 Smith (Vg-Ex), and 34 Gonzalez (Ex). 45) 1928 W502 (1 card): #18 Luque (SGC EX 60). 46) 1928 W513 (1 card): #71 Luque (Pr). 47) 1928 Yuengling's Ice Cream (1 card): #34 Gonzalez (Gd). 48) 1931 W517 (1 card): #34 Waner (HOF, SGC VG 40). 49) 1931 Zeenut (1 card): Freitas (Pr-Fr). 50) 1933 Goudey (1 card): #209 Luque (Vg). 51) 1940 Play Ball (2 cards): #115 Gonzalez (Ex) and 231 Luque (Vg). 52) P2 Sweet Caporal Pins (6): Barger (no back paper, Ex), Becker (Ex), Doyle (Ex-Mt), Hummel (Ex-Mt), Meyers (Gd), and Merkle (Vg-Ex). This is a very substantial collection of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century baseball cards from the era's most popular sets, mostly low grade but with some exceptions, with a very high concentration of Hall of Famers, and accompanied by a group of six Sweet Caporal pins. Total: 122 items (116 cards plus 6 pins). Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $4,148


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