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Lot # 54 (of 873)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Two 1914 Boston Garters Collins and Jennings

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $2,875.00

Two rare 1914 Boston Garters, both Hall of Famers, comprise this lot: Eddie Collins, and Hughie Jennings. The checklist on the back of each lists 10 cards to the set. Like the earlier sets issued by Boston Garter, these cards were also issued one per box of 12 Boston-brand garters. Because they are slightly smaller (each measuring approximately 6.5 x 4 inches), and printed in sepia tones as opposed to full color, the 1914 Boston Garter set has always received far less attention than the earlier two Boston Garter issues. They are, however, of a similar extreme rarity. The Eddie Collins card has a tiny hairline crease in the extreme left corner and a little rounding to the lower left corner, and is otherwise in Excellent condition. Jennings has a little corner wear which is slightly more pronounced in the lower two corners, and a hint of shading in the upper left corner, and is otherwise in Excellent condition. Overall both grade Vg-Ex/Ex. A very attractive pair of Hall of Famers from one of the rarest baseball card sets of the era. Total 2 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $1,500/$2,500. SOLD FOR $2,875.00


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