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Lot # 1512 (of 1560)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1929 Dockman’s "Star Player Candy" Unopened Pack with Walter Johnson - Newly Discovered!

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $5,581

Unopened pack of "Star Player Candy" featuring Hall of Famer Walter Johnson. This is an extremely significant discovery as Walter Johnson was previously unknown in the set and is a new checklist addition. Before this recent find, only two baseball players from the 1929 Star Player Candy series were known and have been checklisted in the Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards: #21 Babe Ruth and 32 Lou Gehrig. The extraordinary find of the 1929 Dockman's "Headliners & Gum" box offered in this auction reveals that the manufacturer of this rare issue is John H. Dockman & Sons. The name of the manufacturer had previously been unknown. Unlike the 1928 Star Player Candy cards (which are blank-backed), the reverse of the 1929 cards have a short biography and a card number in the upper left corner. Because the gum in the unopened pack obscures the view of the reverse, we unfortunately cannot report the card number without opening the pack. This is the only Walter Johnson pack from the find. The card appears to be in Near Mint condition, with just a little gentle bending or rippling of the card to accommodate the approximately forty small round pieces of gum in the confines of the pack. The unopened glassine envelope pack, which is stapled shut at the top, is overall in Near Mint condition and looks exactly as it did when packaged for sale by John H. Dockman & Sons in 1929. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $5,581


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