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Lot # 492 (of 1641)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1909 to 1953 Prewar & Postwar Baseball-Card Collection (275)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $3,259

Very unusual and fascinating collection of 275 prewar and postwar cards, spanning the years 1909 to 1953, including representation from twenty different classic issues, with Hall of Famers and many additional highlights. Many cards in this collection have an appearance superior to their technical grades. 1) 1909-1911 E90-1 American Caramel (4 cards): Bransfield/"P" on shirt (Pr), Isbell (Pr), Mitchell/NY (Pr), and Sheckard (Pr). 2) 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders (4 cards): Hinchman/Hickman (Pr), Donovan/Stroud (Pr), Elberfeld/McBride (Pr), and McCabe/Starr (Gd-Vg). 3) 1912 T207 Brown Background (7 cards): Byrne (Pr), Delehanty (Pr), Gardner (Gd), Knabe (Fr), McLean (Pr), O'Toole (Gd), and Walker (Gd). All have Recruit backs. 4) 1929 Zeenut PCL (2 cards): McIsaacs (Fr) and Staley (Pr). 5) 1931 Zeenut PCL (4 cards): Baker (Pr), Biggs (Pr), Lieber (Pr), and Vinci (Fr). 6) 1933 E285 Rittenhouse Candy (1 card): Frisch/3 of Spades (HOF, Ex). 7) 1933 V353 World Wide Gum Canadian Goudey (1 card): #74 Durocher (HOF, Gd). 8) 1934-1936 R318 Batter-Up (32 cards): #1 Berger (Pr), 8 Bottomley (HOF, Gd), 10 Ferrell (HOF, Vg), 21 Vaughn (HOF, Vg), 24 Averill (HOF, Vg), 25 Cochrane (HOF, Vg), 31 Grove (HOF, Gd), 33 Frisch (HOF, Gd), 36 Lyons (HOF, Vg), 37 Maranville (HOF, Vg); 22 cards range from Vg to Ex-Mt (with a few slightly lesser): #2, 4, 9, 11, 13, 15, two 19 (red and black), 20, two 22 Rolfe (green and blue), 26, 29, two 39 (red and black), 40, 47, 48, 49, 56, 61, and 80. 9) 1933 R319 Goudey (38 cards): #73 Haines (HOF, possible slight trim, otherwise Vg), 147 Durocher (HOF, Pr); 36 cards range from Vg to Ex-Mt (includes a few trimmed): #16, 18, 34, 37, 46, 59, 62, 65, 66, 68, 71, 75, 78, 80, 81, 87, 94, 101, 104, 108, 112, 113, 116, 120, 140, two 166, 173, 182, 186, 190, 198, two 200, 201, and 233. 10) 1934 R320 Goudey (26 cards): #10 Klein (HOF, Fr), 13 Frisch (HOF, Vg-Ex), 18 Manush (HOF, Vg), 19 Grove (HOF, Vg), 21 Terry (HOF, Vg), 22 Vaughn (HOF, Ex/Ex-Mt), 23 Gehringer (HOF, Pr); 19 cards range from Pr to Vg (with a few slightly better): #3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 14, two 15, 16, 17, 20, 24, 25, 30, 31, 48, 58, 63, and 91. 11) 1934-1936 R327 Diamond Stars (2 cards): #41, Ex) and 43 Lyons (HOF, Vg). 12) 1939 R334 Play Ball (1 card): #6 Durocher (HOF, Ex). 13) 1941 R336 Play Ball (2 cards): #1 Miller (Vg) and 51 (Vg-Ex). 14) 1941 R330 Double Play (2 cards): #15/16 P. Waner (HOF, Fr) and 19/20 (Fr). 15) 1943 R302-1 M.P. & Co. Near-Complete Set (20 of 24 cards, plus 19 duplicates for a total of 39 cards): Missing only four cards for completion (Camilli, Feller, Hack, Williams). Keys: Boudreau (HOF, Gd), three Cronin (HOF, Gd and two Pr), Dickey (HOF, Pr), three DiMaggio (HOF, all Pr), Foxx (HOF, Pr), two Greenberg (HOF, both Pr), two Hubbell (HOF, both Pr), Medwick (HOF, Gd), Mize (HOF, Fr), two Ott (HOF, both Pr), three Reese (HOF, all Pr), and Ruffing (HOF, Pr). The remaining 18 cards range from Pr to Gd. 16) 1943 R302-2 M.P. & Co. (13 cards): #107 Fain (Gd), four 109 Ennis (all Pr), 111 Jones (Gd), 113 Sauer (Gd), 114 Coan (Vg), 115 Joost (Fr), 119 Lemon (HOF, Pr), 123 Evers (Gd), 124 Doby (HOF, Fr), and Kozar (Vg). 17) 1948 Bowman Partial Set (31 of 48 cards): Missing seventeen cards for completion (#1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 15, 26, 28-36). Keys: #6 Berra RC (HOF, Gd), 7 Reiser SP (Vg), 8 Rizzuto RC (HOF, Gd), 14 Reynolds RC (Ex-Mt), 17 Slaughter (HOF, Vg), 18 Spahn RC (HOF, Vg), 19 Henrich (trimmed), 22 Bevins SP (Gd), 38 Schoendienst (HOF, Gd), 40 Marion RC (Nr/Mt), 45 Sauer RC (Ex-Mt), 47 Thomson RC (Ex), and 48 Koslo RC (Ex-Mt). The balance of the cards range from Vg to Ex-Mt (includes a few trimmed). 18) 1952 Berk Ross (8 cards): Bauer (Vg), Berra (HOF, Vg), two Feller (HOF, Vg and Gd), Fox (HOF, Vg), Irvin (HOF, Gd), Kennedy (Vg), and Jackie Robinson (HOF, Fr). 19) 1952 Wheaties (3 cards): Feller/action (HOF, poorly handcut), Lemon/portrait (HOF, poorly handcut), and Williams/portrait (HOF, poorly handcut). 20) 1953 Bowman Color (55 cards): #1 Williams (Vg-Ex), two 55 Durocher (HOF, Vg and slight trim), 57 Boudreau (HOF, Vg-Ex), 62 Kluszewski (Vg), 118 Martin (Vg), 146 Wynn (HOF, Vg); 48 cards range from Vg to Ex (with a few slightly better): #4, 5, 7, 8, 16, 17, 19, two 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 31, 34, 36, 38, 42, 43, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53, 56, 58, 60, 64, 67, 69, two 70, 71, 72, 75, 76, 82, 83, 87, 94, 104, 113, 125, 126, 132, 137, and 155. A very substantial, unique, and eclectic representation of classic card issues from the prewar and postwar eras, a collection (and education in vintage cards!) unto itself, including many highlights. Total: 275 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500++. SOLD FOR $3,259


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