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1936 S and S Game PSA-Graded Complete Set (52)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $1,998
Complete 1936 S and S Game set (fifty-two cards), entirely graded and encapsulated by PSA. This 52 card set features many stars and Hall of Famers including Jimmy Foxx, Carl Hubbell, Mel Ott, Pie Traynor, Paul Waner, Bill Dickey, Luke Appling, Joe Cronin, Charlie Gehringer, Frankie Frisch, Joe Medwick, and many others. This set may represent the best value of all cards issued in the 1930s. The PSA grading report is as follows: Two GEM MT 10: Hack and O'Dea. Nineteen MINT 9: Bonura, Camilli, Cavaretta, Crosetti, Davis, Derringer, Fitzsimmons, French, Gehringer (HOF), Haas, Hartnett (HOF), Hayworth, Herman (HOF), Klein (HOF), Kreevich, Radcliff, Traynor (HOF), Vaughan (HOF), and L. Waner (HOF). Seventeen NM-MT 8: Cantwell, Collins, Cronin (HOF), Cuyler (HOF), Demaree, Ferrell (HOF), Frisch (HOF), Galan, Hemsley, Higgins, Jurges, Lee, Medwick (HOF), Van Mungo, Ott (HOF), Vosmik, and P. Waner (HOF). Three NM 7: Appling (HOF), Averill (HOF), and Hubbell (HOF). Two EX-MT 6: Dickey (HOF) and Harder. Five EX 5: English, Fox, Foxx (HOF), Kennedy, and Warneke. Four VG-EX 4: Gill, Grimm, Hallahan, and Young. Virtually all high-grade complete sets of S and S in the entire hobby originate from a single source - Bruce Yeko's "Wholesale Cards." Yeko was one of the hobby's first full-time vintage card dealers, and in the early 1960s he somehow came upon a significant quantity of 1936 S and S Game card complete sets in Mint condition. For many years these sets were offered in "Wholesale Cards" fixed-price catalog for $19.95 per set. No one knows how many sets he originally had, but it was probably a few hundred. They were available well into the early 1970s, before they finally ran out. Even years ago, S and S Game card sets represented an outstanding value. There are no guarantees, but it is our guess that the tremendous value represented by these cards will help them to be an equally great investment in the future. The SMR value for 50 of the 52 cards (not including the two GEM MT 10 cards) is $3,910. Total 52 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $1,998
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