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Lot # 355 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Circa 1888 to 1950 Baseball, Non-Baseball, and Nonsport Tobacco- and Candy-Card Collection (735)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,231

Very unusual and eclectic collection of 735 cards from fifty-two different classic baseball (125 cards), non-baseball (7 cards), and nonsport tobacco issues (603 cards; mostly tobacco cards, includes some issued with candy and gum), spanning from circa 1888 to 1950. The condition of the collection ranges from Poor to Vg-Ex condition (averaging Gd-Vg overall). Baseball (125 cards): 1) 1911 T205 Gold Borders (14 cards): Three cards have been encapsulated as Authentic by SGC (all submitted by REA): Ty Cobb (trimmed), Addie Joss (recolored), Tris Speaker (recolored). Among the remaining eleven T205, the following also have a hint of border recoloring (except Bender and Huggins): Adkins/minor leaguer, Batch/minor leaguer, Bender (Ex), Chance, Collins, Dunn/minor leaguer, Frick/minor leaguer, Hanford/minor leaguer, Huggins (Vg, Polar Bear back), Lee/minor leaguer, Suggs (possible slight trim, otherwise Vg-Ex). 2) 1919-1921 W514 Strip Cards (7 cards): #5, 6, two 13, two 14, 29. Grade Fair overall. 3) 1921 E220 National Caramel (16 cards): includes Alexander (Pr), Maranville (Fr), Youngs (miscut along the top, otherwise Gd). The balance range from Pr to Vg (mostly Gd): Barber, Bush, Johnston, Kerr, Leonard, Mails, O'Neill, Ring, Snyder, two Vaughn, Whitted, A. Wilson. 4) 1922 E120 American Caramel Series 240 (4 cards): Barnhart (Ex-Mt), Cruise (Ex), Tierney (Gd), Woodall (Gd). 5) 1923 Zeenut (1 card): O'Brien (Gd). 6) 1925 Zeenut (1 card): Chavez (Pr). 7) 1927 E126 American Caramel Series 60 (1 card): #39 Meusel (Vg). 8) 1928 Zeenut (1 card): Fenton (Fr). 9) 1931 Zeenut (1 card): Sharpe (Pr). 10) 1932 Zeenut (1 card): Sulik (Pr). 11) 1933 Zeenut (1 card): Hofmann (Fr). 12) 1933 R319 Goudey (1 card): #199 (Gd). 13) 1934-1936 R327 Diamond Stars (66 cards, 25 different): #4, 7, 25, 29, 30 Manush (Pr), 32 Rice (Pr), four 37, three 38, five 41, four 43 Lyons (Vg, Gd, two Fr), seven 45, five 46, five 47, two 48 Ferrell (Gd and Pr), two 49, three 51, three 52, seven 53, 55, two 56, two 57, two 58, 72, 73, and 75. The group grades Vg overall (with a couple better and a few lesser). 14) 1939 Play Ball (2 cards): #41 and 75. Both Gd. 15) 1940 Play Ball (3 cards): #77, 82, and 144. 16) 1948 Leaf (1 card): #117 Gordon (Vg). 17) 1949 Remar Bread Oakland Oaks (2 cards): Christopher (Vg-Ex) and Dressen (Vg). 18) 1950 Remar Bread Oakland Oaks (2 cards): Shoun (Vg-Ex) and Zimmerman (Vg). Other Sports (7 cards): 19) T218 Champion Athlete and Prize Fighter Series (6 cards): Goodman, Mellody, Nelson, Nitchie, Philadelphia O'Brien, Stewart. All boxers grade Vg overall. 20) T220 Champion Athlete and Prize Fighter Series (1 card): Klaus (Vg). Nonsport (603 cards): 21) N6 City Flags (1 card): Gd. 22) N11 Flags of the States and Territories (1 card): Gd. 23) N33 World's Smokers (1 card): Vg 24) N72 Coins of All Nations (9 cards): Gd-Vg. 25) N74 Fishers & Fish (1 card): Gd. 26) N75 Floral Beauties and Language of Flowers (1 card): Vg. 27) N80 Holidays (2 cards): Fr-Gd. 28) N83 Ocean and River Steamers (6 cards): Gd. 29) N190 Actresses (1 card): Gd. 30) N203 Actresses (7 cards): Gd . 31) N218 Famous Gems of the World (1 card): Vg. 32) N224 Military Series (191 cards): Gd. 33) N225 National Dances (1 card): Gd. 34) N245 Actors and Actresses (134 cards): Gd . 35) N330 Actors and Actresses (6 cards): Vg. 36) N604 Actresses (1 card): Fr . 37) T29 Animals (27 cards): All "tipped in" photo corner mounts on album pages, otherwise Vg. 38) T30 Arctic Scenes (1 card): Vg. 39) T37 Automobiles (2 cards): Both Gd. 40) T42 Bird Series (16 cards): All "tipped in" photo corner mounts on album pages, otherwise Vg. 41) T44 Birthday Horoscopes (1 card): Gd. 42) T57 Fable Series (1 card): Gd-Vg. 43) T58 Fish Series (22 cards): All "tipped in" photo corner mounts on album pages, otherwise Vg. 44) T59 Flags of All Nations (11 cards): All "tipped in" photo corner mounts on album pages, otherwise Vg. 45) T62 Fortune Series (2 cards): Vg. 46) T69 Historic Homes (3 cards): Gd. 47) T73 Indian Life in the "60's" (1 card): Vg. 48) T79 Military Series (1 card): Gd. 49) T107 State Seals and National Coats of Arms (66 cards): All "tipped in" photo corner mounts on album pages, otherwise Vg . 50) T113 Types of Nations (17 cards): All "tipped in" photo corner mounts on album pages, otherwise Vg . 51) T129 American Indian Chiefs (50 cards, 22 different): Vg. 52) T175 Heroes of the Spanish War (18 cards, 11 different): Gd. Fascinating and very unusual collection of mostly nineteenth-century and 1910-era tobacco cards, mostly in low- to mid-grade but still with many highlights, and including 125 baseball subjects, and many scarce nonsport cards. Total: 735 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++ SOLD FOR $3,231


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