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1938 R69 Gum, Inc. "Horrors of War" PSA Collection (24)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,643.75
Collection of twenty-four ultra-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 the series one of the most controversial card sets ever issued. Offered is a collection of twenty-four extremely high-grade examples, each graded and encapsulated by PSA. The PSA grades are as follows: Seven NM-MT 8: #94 (highest graded), 105, 113, 118, 171 (highest graded), 200 (highest graded), and 210. Seventeen NM 7: #7, 8, 21, 67, 70, 86, 88, 108, 112, 130, 134, 148, 159, 165, 179, 226, and 232. This is an extraordinarily high-grade group, with each card worthy of inclusion in the finest "Horrors of War" set or nonsport collection. SMR has just begun listing values for a few of the most classic nonsport sets. These cards list for $2,280 in SMR, but if the premium over SMR for 1930s nonsport cards in this extremely high grade is even a modest fraction of that of 1930s baseball cards, the market value for this lot may be significantly higher. Total 24 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $2,643.75
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