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1938 R69 Gum, Inc. "Horrors of War" PSA-Graded Collection (20)
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,292.50
Collection of twenty extremely crisp high-grade 1938 "Horrors of War" cards. Issued by Gum, Inc., “Horrors of War” is perhaps the single most famous nonsport-card set ever issued. The exceptionally colorful graphics and politically charged descriptions on their reverses also made this series one of the most controversial sets ever issued. Offered is a collection of twenty cards, each graded and encapsulated by PSA. The PSA grades are as follows: Five NM 7: #195 (only one example graded higher), 204, 222 (only one graded at this level), 238, and 281 High # (highest graded example!). Eleven EX-MT 6: #88 "Human Hands" (key low number), 99 "Ghoulish Dogs" (key low number), 227, 233, 235, 243 High #, 255 High #, 261 High #, 271 High #, 272 High #, and 279 High #. Three EX 5: #212, 213, and 220. One VG-EX 4: #211 (Solid Ex card, downgraded by PSA due to a factory roller mark along the top border). This is a very attractive high-grade collection, with each card worthy of inclusion in any world-class "Horrors of War" set or nonsport-card collection. SMR has just begun listing values for a few of the most classic nonsport sets each month. These cards list for $1,164 in SMR. Total 20 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,292.50
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