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Lot # 1513 (of 1560)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1929 Dockman’s "Star Player Candy" Unopened Pack with Lou Gehrig

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $5,288

Unopened pack of "Star Player Candy" featuring #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. This is the only Lou Gehrig 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 $5,288

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