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1911 D304 Brunners Bread Collection (10) Including Cobb, Wagner, Young, and Mathewson
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $8,813
Collection of ten (nine different) D304 Brunners Bread cards including eight Hall of Famers, highlighted by Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Honus Wagner, and Cy Young. These cards are part of a small original-owner 1910-era collection (which also included nine E94 candy cards offered separately in this auction). The cards in this collection are technically in low grade (with condition ranging from Poor to Fair) in part because all cards in the collection have a date ("Jan 28, 1936") ink stamped on the back. All of these cards still have outstanding eye-appeal. We have selected six Hall of Famers to be encapsulated and graded by SGC. The collection consists of the following: Bell (Fr), Chief Bender (FAIR 20; if not for the ink stamp on the reverse, this card would grade Vg-Ex), Ty Cobb (FAIR 20, this is a very sharp-looking card in all respects with extraordinary eye-appeal, centered just the slightly to the top, with brilliant colors, evenly rounded corners, and a couple light creases; if not for the ink stamp on the reverse, this card would grade Vg), two Nap Lajoie (POOR 10 and Pr), Rube Marquard (Pr), Christy Mathewson (FAIR 20), O'Toole (Pr), Honus Wagner (POOR 10), and Cy Young (POOR 10). As noted above, all the cards have the date ("Jan 28, 1936") rubber stamped on the back. Similar in design to tobacco and candy cards of the era, Brunners measure slightly larger than T206s, at 1.75 x 2.5 inches, and while not "on the radar" of most collectors, are actually considerably rarer than most 1910-era "E" and "T" card issues. The fronts feature very attractive full-color illustrations, each of which is unique to this issue. Several different back styles are known. All ten cards in this lot feature an advertisement for Brunners Butter-Krust brand bread. This collection has an impressive concentration of key Hall of Famers and represents a very substantial start to collecting one of the era's most highly regarded sets. Total: 10 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000+. SOLD FOR $8,813
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