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1929 R316 Kashin Publications Jesse Haines SGC MINT 96 - Key Rarity

Starting Bid - $200.00 , Sold For - $2,115.00

Graded MINT 96 by SGC. Stunning ultra high-grade example of key R316 rarity and Hall of Famer Jesse Haines from the R316 Kashin Publications series, one of the most unusual sets of the era. Haines is one of several extremely rare cards in the R316 set. The reason is that when the R316 set was issued, they were sold in four series (25 cards per box, each box representing one of four series, for a total of 100 cards). In an effort to boost sales, the company issuing the set (Kashen Publications) decided that they could get kids more excited by including a Babe Ruth card with each boxed series. To do this, instead of just adding an extra card, they replaced one card in each series with Ruth. Thus, while Ruth is the key card to the set, like card #144 Ruth in 1933 Goudey, it was actually printed in larger numbers than other cards in the set. Haines was one of the cards removed from distribution to accommodate "the Ruth sales strategy," making this card one of the true rarities of the R316 set. We would not be surprised if this was the finest example in the world of the rare Haines card. Graded MINT 96 by SGC, the offered card, not surprisingly, displays perfect centering, with four razor-sharp corners, snow-white borders, perfect clarity, and is flawlessly crisp and clean, front and back. A simply astounding Mint card of an R316 rarity and significant Hall of Famer that would enhance or upgrade any high-grade set or collection. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $2,115.00


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