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1904 to 1970 Miscellaneous Baseball Card Collection (1,000+)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $3,480.00
Presented is a very unusual assemblage of vintage material, almost all baseball, primarily cards, spanning the years 1904 to 1970. This is a fascinating lot with many highlights and great variety. 1) 1904 to 1906 "Tip Top Weekly" publications: 3 issues with baseball covers. Two issues grade Good and one is Fair. 2) Circa 1910 Christy Mathewson writing tablet. The inside pages have newspaper clippings pasted inside and the cover is detached, otherwise in Vg condition. 3) Circa 1930 Uncatalogued Strip Cards: Fourteen uncut sheets (7.25 x 11 inches), each with the same twenty-five cards featuring various entertainment stars of the era in a playing card format design. The only baseball player on this sheet is Harry Heilmann. Other stars on the sheet include Gary Cooper (movie star), Benny Leonard (boxer), Charlie Chaplin (movie star), Andy Gump (movie star), and Lon Chaney (movie star). Lon Chaney's card identifies him as starring "In 'The Unknown,' A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture," dating this unusual set to exactly 1927. Twelve of the sheets have water stains along the edges, which does not affect any of the interior cards, and two sheets have some edge chipping. The sheets are overall in Good to Very Good condition, with a large percentage of the interior cards in Excellent condition. The fourteen uncut sheets represent a total of 350 cards. 4) 1932 Sanella Margarine complete set (112). This German set is devoted to the world of sport and includes one baseball player (Babe Ruth). The 112 different color photo cards (each 2.74 x 4 inches) are mounted in an original 120-page "Handbach des Sports" album as intended, and are otherwise in Excellent condition. The album is in Good condition. 5) 1934 R310 Butterfinger Premium: Jimmy Foxx (Ex-Mt). 6) Circa 1948 Japanese playing cards: uncut sheet (15 x 10.5 inches) of fifty-three different cards including Babe Ruth. Excellent condition. 7) 1949 Bowman uncut partial sheet (8.25 x 10 inches) of sixteen cards with overprint backs; sheet includes Lou Boudreau and Ralph Kiner. Good to Very Good. 8) 1951 Topps Red Backs: thirty different cards including #1 Berra (Vg), 20 D. DiMaggio (Gd), 22 Feller (Vg-Ex), 30 Spahn (Vg-Ex), and 39 Kluszewski (Ex). 9) 1951 Berk Ross: thirty-nine of the forty baseball players in the 72-card set, missing just Musial for completion. Highlights include Rizzuto (Vg-Ex/Ex), Berra (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex), Joe DiMaggio (20/80 L/R, otherwise Ex), and Ford (Vg-Ex). The balance of the cards are in Excellent condition. 10) 1952 Berk Ross (5 cards): Don Newcombe GAI EX+ 5.5, Elliot, Fox, Jansen, and Minoso (other four are Vg-Ex). 11) First issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, with fold-out baseball cards intact. The issue is overall Vg-Ex/Ex; the foldout cards are in Mint condition. 12) 1954 Topps (144 different cards): Mostly commons with some minor stars. Condition ranges from Vg to Excellent, averaging Vg-Ex overall. 13) 1959 Fleer Ted Williams uncut partial sheet (10.25 x 10.5 inches) of twelve cards (#2, 4, 15, 17, 19, 32, 34, 36, 47, 49, 51, and 64). Good condition. 14) 1961 Nu-Card Baseball Scoops complete set (80 cards): Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt. 15) 1961 Post Cereal: Partial complete set (156 of 200 cards) includes #1 Berra (Ex), 5 Turley (Ex), 22 Wynn (Ex), 35 Kaline (Ex), 55 Sullivan (Ex), 73 Estrada (Vg-Ex), B. Robinson (Ex), 92 Killebrew (Ex), 93 Lemon (Ex), 94 Stobbs (Ex), 106 Mathews (Ex), 132 Clemente (Ex), 147 McCovey (Ex), 167 Snider (Ex-Mt), F. Robinson (Ex), and 191 Banks (Ex). The balance of the cards are in Excellent condition overall. 16) 1962 Life magazine with Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris Post Cereal advertising cards insert intact. The magazine is in Very Good condition. The cards are in Ex-Mt condition. 17) 1963 Valentine Foldees: Complete set of 55 cards (including two cards with Babe Ruth) with 31 cards in the set graded and encapsulated by PSA. The PSA grades are as follows: Two GEM MINT 10: #31 and 40. Seven MINT 9: #2, 7 (ST), 23, 27 (ST), 35 (ST), 48, 49 (ST). 16 NM-MT 8: #4 (ST), 6, 14 (ST), 16, 18, 21, 22 (OC), 25 (ST), 32, 43, 44 (ST), 47 (ST), 50, 51 (ST), 52, 55. Four NM 7: #1, 8 Babe Ruth, 11, 26. One EX-MT 6: #41 (ST). One EX 5: #34 Babe Ruth. The 24 ungraded cards grade Nr/Mt overall. 18) 1969 Topps Deckle Edge Complete set (33 cards plus two variations for a total of 35 cards). Ex to Ex-Mt overall. 19) 1970 Milton Bradley Game. Includes spinner, games cards, and complete set of 28 player cards. The box is in Fair condition. The cards are in Excellent condition. Total 1,000+ cards. Reserve $500. Reserve $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $3,480.00
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