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Lot # 620 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1931 to 1943 Baseball-Card Collection (149 cards, 61 HOFers)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,819

Offered is an extremely diverse and fascinating assemblage of 149 vintage cards (mostly different with a few duplicates), spanning the years 1931 to 1943, with representation from fifteen different card sets (including samples of rarities such as Butter Cream, U.S. Caramel, and DeLong Gum), highlighted by many stars and sixty-one Hall of Famers, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, and Joe DiMaggio. Mostly low grade but with many exceptions, and with an extremely high concentration of Hall of Famers. This is a collection unto itself! We submitted one card to be graded by SGC (1941 Play Ball #14 Ted Williams SGC VG 40). 1) 1931 W517 (2 cards): #10 Klein (HOF, Pr) and 20 Ruth (HOF, Pr). 2) 1932 R328 U.S. Caramel (1 card): #21 Klein (HOF, Gd). 3) 1933 R300 George C. Miller (1 card): Frisch (HOF, Pr). 4) 1933 R306 Butter Cream (1 card): L. Waner (HOF, Pr). 5) 1933 R333 DeLong Gum (3 cards): #7 Gehrig (HOF, Pr), 18 (Fr), and 20 (Fr). 5) 1933 R319 Goudey (80 cards): Condition ranges from Pr to Vg-Ex (averaging Gd-Vg). Keys: #1 Bengough (Pr), 2 Vance (HOF, Pr), 7 Lyons (HOF, Gd-Vg), 20 Terry (HOF, Vg), 29 Foxx (HOF, Pr), four 31 Lazzeri (HOF, Vg, Gd, and two Pr), two 35 Simmons (HOF, Gd and Pr), 42 Collins (HOF, Pr), 47 Manush (HOF, Gd), 56 Ruffing (HOF, Pr), 64 Grimes (HOF, Gd), three 76 Cochrane (HOF, two Vg and Pr), 109 Cronin (HOF, Vg), two 117 Maranville (Vg and Pr), 119 Hornsby (HOF, Vg), 187 Manush (HOF, Pr), and 220 Grove (HOF, Gd). 6) 1933 V353 World Wide Gum (1 card): #19 Dickey (HOF, Fr). 7) 1933 R338 Sport Kings (8 cards): #4 Grange (HOF, Pr), 10 (Vg), 12 (Pr), 19 Shore (HOF, Pr), 20 Kahanamoku (Gd), 22 Sarazen (HOF, Vg), 38 Jones (HOF, Pr), and 44 Baer (HOF, Pr). 8) 1934 R320 Goudey (5 cards): #4 (Vg), 7 Durocher (HOF, Fr-Gd), 11 Waner (HOF, Pr-Fr), 13 Frisch (HOF, Pr), and 23 Gehringer (HOF, Fr). 9) 1934-1936 R318 Batter-Up (2 cards): two #73 Wilson (HOF, Pr and trimmed). 10) 1934-1936 R327 Diamond Stars (11 cards): #16 Waner (HOF, Gd), 28 Lopez (HOF, Pr), 44 Hornsby (HOF, Gd-Vg), 60 Ruffing (HOF, Vg/Vg-Ex), 72 (Pr), 88 (Pr), 97 Lopez (HOF, Gd-Vg), 101 (Vg/Vg-Ex), 102 (Pr), 105 Lombardi (HOF, Pr), and 108 Berger (Fr). 11) 1938 R323 Goudey Heads-Up (2 cards): #267 (Pr) and 273 Foxx (HOF, Fr). 12) 1939 R334 Play Ball (18 cards): #3 Ruffing (HOF, Gd), 50 Gehringer (HOF, Pr), 53 Hubbell (HOF, Pr), 55 Vaughan (HOF, Vg-Ex), 103 Berg (Ex); thirteen cards average Vg-Ex overall: #4, 10, 24, 25, 29, 33, 45, 67, 97, 99, 101, 107, and 111. 13) 1940 R335 Play Ball (2 cards): #72 Dressen (Vg) and 120 Johnson (HOF, Gd). 14) 1941 R336 Play Ball (10 cards): #13 Foxx (HOF, Fr), 14 Williams (HOF, SGC VG 40), 20 Ruffing (HOF, Pr), 54 Reese RC (HOF, Pr), 56 (Gd-Vg), 61 V. DiMaggio (trimmed), 63 D. DiMaggio (Ex), 64 Doerr (HOF, Vg), and two 72 Gomez (HOF, both Pr). 15) 1943 R302-1 M. P. & Co. (2 cards): J. DiMaggio (HOF, Gd-Vg) and Reese (HOF, Gd). Very unusual and interesting assortment of 1930s and 1940s cards, including many highlights! Total: 149 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).


SOLD FOR $3,819


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