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1933 R337 Collection of 11 Including Ruth + 2 Stamps
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $1,380.00
One of the most unusual card issues of the early 1930s, R337s were issued in eight-card strips. Each card features a primitive, in most cases barely recognizable, full color artwork of the player on the front. For some reason, perhaps because of their rarity and the poor quality of the artwork, the set has always appealed to serious collectors. They certainly are different. Offered is a group of 11 including the following: Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, P. Waner, Grimm, Terry, Frisch, Grove, Simmons, Lazzeri, H. Johnson, and Vergez. Each card was at one time mounted in a scrapbook and carefully removed, leaving minor paper remnants at the top of the reverse. Otherwise the group is in Excellent condition. The lot also includes two circa 1910 era stamp rarities, one of Cobb and one of Mathewson, which though from an earlier era, accompany this original owner collection. The two stamps are from an extremely rare baseball stamp series, are in Excellent condition, and are a very significant highlight to the lot in their own right. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $1,380.00
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