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1954 Red Heart Dog Food Collection (108 Cards)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,320.00
Collection of 108 cards from the popular 1954 Red Heart Dog Food issue includes one complete 33-card set, a second complete set minus one card (missing just Mantle for completion), plus an additional 43 assorted cards. 1) Complete 33-card set: Keys: Ashburn (Vg-Ex), Cox (Ex-Mt), Erskine (Ex), Fox (Ex), Gilliam (Ex), Hegan (Vg-Ex/Ex), Kell (Ex), Kiner (Vg-Ex), Klu (Ex), Kuenn (Vg-Ex), Lemon (Vg-Ex), Mantle (possible very slight trim along top border otherwise Ex), Martin (Ex-Mt), McDougald (Ex-Mt), Minoso (Ex), Musial (Ex), Pierce (Ex), Rosen (Ex-Mt), Schoendienst (Vg-Ex), Slaughter (Ex-Mt), Snider (Ex), Spahn (Vg-Ex/Ex). The balance of the cards grades Ex to Ex-Mt (with a couple grading lesser). 2) Near-Complete 32-card set (minus Mantle): Keys: Ashburn (Vg), Cox (Ex), Erskine (Ex), Fox (Vg), Gilliam (Ex), Hegan (Vg), Kell (Vg-Ex), Kiner (Vg-Ex), Klu (Ex), Kuenn (Vg), Lemon (Vg-Ex), Martin (Vg), McDougald (Ex), Minoso (Ex), Musial (Vg-Ex), Pierce (Ex), Rosen (Vg-Ex), Schoendienst (Vg-Ex), Slaughter (Vg-Ex), Snider (Vg-Ex), Spahn (Gd-Vg). The balance of the cards grade Vg-Ex to Ex overall. 3) 43 assorted cards (quantities in parenthesis): Baumholtz (3), Bell (3), Cox (2), Dark, Erskine (4), Fondy, Gilliam (7), Kiner (3), Kluszewski, Lemon (2), McDougald, McMillan (3), Rosen (2), Sauer, Snider (2), White (4), Yost (2), Zernial. The 43 extra cards range in grade from Vg to Ex, averaging Vg-Ex overall. Red Hearts are rarely found in such big groups. This is a very substantial accumulation of this distinctive, colorful, and always very popular 1950s "food issue." Total 108 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,320.00
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