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1948 Swell Bubble Gum Sports Thrills Complete Set (20)

Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $805.00

Complete set of 1948 "Sports Thrills" issued by Swell Bubble Gum. This is a very scarce set, which has often been overlooked by collectors. The 20-card set is devoted to great moments in baseball history. 14 cards are Ex, 6 cards slightly lesser grades (Vg to Vg-Ex/Ex, several downgraded due to centering only). Keys grade as follows: #3 Jackie Robinson (Ex, slight diamond cut), 4 Walter Johnson (70/30 L/R otherwise Ex-Mt), 12 Gehrig/Ruth (Ex), 14 Gehrig (90/10 L/R otherwise Vg-Ex/Ex), 16 DiMaggio/Ted Williams (Vg-Ex/Ex), 18 Pee Wee Reese (slight diamond cut otherwise Ex), 19 Feller (Ex). Very clean, attractive, and carefully assembled complete set of this rarely offered postwar bubble-gum issue. Total 20 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $805.00

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