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Lot # 483 (of 1594)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1950 R423 Strip Card Collection (484)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,645.00

Incredible hoard of 484 "strip cards" from the 1950 R423 series. There is, of course, much duplication, as only 78 different players are represented (out of a total 119 subjects in the set). This massive hoard is highlighted by an incredible 210 Hall of Famers (34 different) including four Babe Ruths, nine Ty Cobbs, nine Lou Gehrigs, five Joe DiMaggios, and many more. 416 cards are presented in thirty-two uncut strips of thirteen cards each, as originally issued in supermarket "gum ball" vending machines. The remaining sixty-eight cards are each individually graded by SGC. 1) Thirty-two 13-card Uncut Strips: Four strips include: #93 Stengel, 82, 106, 87, 109 Vance, 95 Snider, 1 Ashburn, 83, 13, 46 Heilman, 79, 86 Reese, and 77; Eleven strips include: #115, 53, 113 Williams, 117, 71, 4, 84 Pennock, 36, 72 Musial, 48 Hornsby, 39 Grove, 73 Newhouser, and 75 O'Doul; Eight strips include: #54 Johnson, 47, 35 Gehrig, 99, 3, 19, 120, 74, 119, 94, 10, 96 Slaughter, and 112; Four strips include: #31 Feller, 25 DiMaggio, 102 Simmons, 68 Mathewson, 103 Sisler, 32 Frisch, 111 Waner, 104 Speaker, 70 Mize, 22 Dickey, 69 Medwick, 14 Cobb, and 24; Two strips include: #21 Dean, 67 Mack, 14 Cobb, 105, 110 Waner, 92 Ruth, 38 Greenberg, 55, 59 Lemon, 42, 80, 50, and 81; Three strips include: #97 Schoendienst, 9, 98, 11, 18 Doby, 58 Kiner, 73 Newhouser, 44, 56, 85, 118, 107, and 28. Sixty-eight cards have been graded and encapsulated by SGC (unless otherwise noted). 2) Individual cards (68): The SGC grades are as follows: Three MINT 96: #3, 47 Henrich (PSA MINT 9), and 110 Waner. Ten NM/MT+ 92: #25 DiMaggio (GAI NM-MT+ 8.5), 35 Gehrig (GAI NM-MT+ 8.5), 38 Greenberg, 42, 73 Newhouser, 74 Newcombe, 80, 94, and 120 (2). Seventeen NM/MT 88: #14 Cobb (PSA NM-MT 8), 36, 55, 67 Mack, 73 Newhouser, 80 (2), 97 Schoendienst (PSA NM-MT 8), 92 Ruth (GAI NM-MT 8), 98, 105, 109 Vance (PSA NM-MT 8), three 110 Waner (two SGC 88 and PSA 8), 113 Williams, and 119. Nine NM+ 86: #14 Cobb, 68 Mathewson (GAI NM+ 7.5), 74 Newcombe, 84 Pennock (2), 85, 99, 105, and 115. Sixteen NM 84: #19, 24 D. DiMaggio (PSA NM 7), 50, 55, 56, 58 Kiner, 59 Lemon (3), 73 Newhouser, 87, 96 Slaughter, 97 Schoendienst, 105 (2), and 106. Nine EX/NM 80: #14 Cobb (GAI EX-MT 6), two 38 Greenberg (SGC 80 and PSA 6), 53, 55, 59 Lemon, 68 Mathewson (GAI EX-MT+ 6.5), 72 Musial, and 83. One EX+ 70: #96 Slaughter. Two EX 60: #54 Johnson and 92 Ruth (GAI EX 5). One VG/EX 50: #99. The strips are in overall Nr/Mt condition, in some cases with just a hint of wear to the corners of the end cards; however, most of the "center cards" of each strip, including Babe Ruth, are in Nr/Mt-Mt or Mint condition. R423s are a fascinating vintage set which includes many great stars and which has received very little attention. Tremendous potential break value. Total 484 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,645.00


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