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1922 Exhibits Near-Complete Set (68 of 74)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,233
Near-complete set of sixty-eight cards (of the 74 in the set) from the 1922 Exhibits series. The 1922 Exhibit set has few Hall of Famers, but more than makes up for this as a very special set in the eyes of advanced collectors by featuring many subjects that appear in few other sets, often with images that are unique to this set. Also of special note is the extremely unusual subset of umpires which is included (George Moriarty, Rigler, Evans, and Hildebrand). Missing only six cards for completion (Ehmke, Klem, Piercy, Toporcer, Wood, and Yellowhorse). The 1922 Exhibits (3-3/8 x 5-3/8 inches) have a black-and-white image, some of which are framed with white borders, and are blank-backed. The cards range from Good to Excellent with most lower-graded cards being downgraded simply for writing (pencil or ink) on the reverses. This is a sharp-looking set throughout! This rare near-set is part of an extraordinary comprehensive Exhibit card collection assembled over a period of many years by an extremely advanced pioneer collector, and that is being offered in a number of smaller lots (mostly by year) in this auction. Keys: Baker (Gd), Evans/umpire (writing on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), Heilmann (Vg-Ex), Hildebrand/umpire (Vg-Ex), Moriarity/umpire (date written in pencil on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), Rigler/umpire (date written in pencil on back, otherwise Vg-Ex), Rixey (Ex), and Youngs (Ex). This is a very attractive near set (minus six cards) of these extremely rare Exhibits from the early 1920s. Exhibits are extremely substantial, far rarer than many other cards from the era, and represent an extraordinary collecting value for quality cards from the 1920s. Total: 68 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+. SOLD FOR $2,233
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