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1929 Zeenut PCL Complete Set Minus 1 (167/168) Including Gomez Rookie, Lombardi, Oana
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,113
Complete set minus 1 (missing Holling for completion) of 167 different (of the 168 in set as checklisted in The Standard Catalog ) 1929 Zeenut cards featuring Pacific Coast League players, highlighted by Hall of Famers Lefty Gomez (rookie card) and Ernie Lombardi, and also Prince Oana. The 1929 Zeenut set is comprised of players from eight different teams (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Mission, Oakland, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Seattle). A complete set (minus 1) such as this is very rarely seen. This is the first time we have ever offered a near-set of 1929 Zeenuts. The cards range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt from the front (with a few slightly lesser), but technically grade lower due to brief notations representing the player's position written on the back of each card in either pencil or ink (except for seven cards that have no writing). We have submitted three cards to be graded by SGC. Keys: Crosetti (Ex front with pencil writing on back), Lefty Gomez rookie card (POOR 10, downgraded for the writing "P sold to Yanks" and paper loss on back), Ernie Lombardi (FAIR 20, Ex-Mt appearance from the front downgraded for the letter "C" to indicate his position as catcher written in ink on the back), Oana (POOR 10, Ex-Mt appearance from the front downgraded for the letters "ut." written in ink to indicate his position as utility player and paper loss on the back), and Reese (Vg-Ex front with writing and paper loss on back). As is usually the case with Zeenuts, the coupon at the bottom of each card has been neatly clipped away, as intended, to be redeemed for valuable prizes. Also as is usually the case with Zeenuts, most of the cards have a far superior appearance than suggested by their technically accurate modest grades. This "comes with the territory" with Zeenuts. This 1929 Zeenut set (minus 1) is part of an extraordinary comprehensive Zeenut collection, the finest we have ever handled. The collection was assembled over a period of many years by an extremely advanced pioneer collector, and has been broken down by year into a number of smaller but still very substantial lots. Total: 167 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $4,113
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