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1952-1955 Red Man Tobacco Complete Set Run

Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $2,070.00

50% range from Ex to Ex-Mt, 50% Vg to Vg-Ex/Ex (includes a few lesser). Total of 203 cards representing complete sets of all four years of Red Man Tobacco (missing one card from 1952 set). Included are 29 cards with tabs. 1) 1952 Complete Set of 52 Minus 1 card (20 w/tabs): Twelve cards have a very slight trim along the top including Stengel, Berra, Feller, D. DiMaggio, McDougald, Minoso, Williams, Musial, Reese, and Slaughter. Fourteen cards have card numbers written in blue ink on the front including Stengel, Berra, D. DiMaggio, Feller, McDougald, Minoso, Williams, Ashburn, Musial, Reese, and Slaughter. The set is missing Mays to be complete. 2) 1953 Complete Set of 52 (5 w/tabs): Keys: Stengel (Vg-Ex), Berra (Ex), Campanella (Ex), Reese (Ex-Mt), Snider (Ex), Ashburn (Ex), Musial (slight trim otherwise Ex-Mt). 3) 1954 Complete Set of 50 (2 w/tabs): Keys: Ashburn (Vg), Fox (Ex-Mt), Kell (Boston, Ex), Irvin (Ex), Kluszewski (Vg), Campanella (Ex), Reese (Vg-Ex), Ford (Ex-Mt), Snider (slight trim otherwise Ex-Mt), Rizzuto (Ex-Mt), Slaughter (Vg), Berra (Ex-Mt), Mays (Ex-Mt). 4) 1955 Complete Set of 50 (2 w/tabs): Keys: Ford (Vg), Mays (Ex), Berra (slight trim otherwise Ex), Reese (Ex), Snider (Vg-Ex). Red Man Tobacco cards are far rarer than most 1950s baseball cards. Because of their tabs (which were designed to be cut) and method of issue, they often have condition problems. Many consider them to represent one of the best values of all cards from the era. This is a relatively affordable, yet still very attractive complete set run of these unusual cards. The cards are bright and crisp, and display far better than their technically accurate assigned grades. Total 203 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $2,070.00


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