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Lot # 700 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1926 to 1941 Prewar Baseball-Card Collection (128 cards)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $5,288

Very substantial and exciting assemblage of 128 vintage cards, spanning the years 1926 to 1941, with representation of fifteen different card sets, highlighted by many Hall of Famers, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams, and Joe DiMaggio. This is a fascinating assemblage and a collection unto itself! The collection is comprised of the following: 1) 1926-1929 Postcard-back Exhibits (5 cards): Cochrane (HOF, Vg), Hornsby/Chicago (HOF, Vg), Klein (HOF, Vg), Miller (Vg), and Walberg (Vg). 2) 1927 W560 (14 cards): Grades range from Gd to Vg. Keys: Cochrane (HOF, Vg), Cuyler (HOF, Gd), Grove (HOF, Fr), Johnson (HOF, Vg), Pennock (HOF, Vg), and Simmons (HOF, Gd-Vg). 3) 1928 Exhibits (4 cards): Ehmke (Ex), Flagstead (Ex), Jones (Ex/Ex-Mt), and Roush (HOF, Ex). 4) 1929 W553 (2 cards): Grove (HOF, Vg) and Hornsby (HOF, Vg). 5) 1932 R328 U.S. Caramel (1 card): #11 Hornsby (HOF, Vg-Ex/Ex). 6) 1933 R319 Goudey (36 cards): #8 (Fr), 37 (Gd-Vg), 41 (Gd-Vg), 42 Collins (HOF, Gd), 51 (Fr), 74 Rixey (HOF, Gd-Vg), 78 (Gd-Vg), 79 Faber (HOF, Gd), 81 (Gd-Vg), 87 (Pr), 92 Gehrig (HOF, Gd), 93 (Vg), 105 (Gd), 109 Cronin (HOF, trimmed), 125 Terry (HOF, Gd), 128 Klein (HOF, Gd), 130 (Gd), 136 (Gd-Vg), 138 Pennock (HOF, Vg), 140 (Gd), 142 (Gd-Vg), 149 Ruth (HOF, Fr), 170 (Gd-Vg), 172 (Gd), 176 (Gd-Vg), 184 (Vg), 186 (Vg), 190 (Vg), 193 (Gd-Vg), 197 Ferrell (HOF, Vg), 210 (Gd-Vg), 219 (Gd-Vg), 222 Gehringer (HOF, Gd), 227 Herman (HOF, Vg/Vg-Ex), 232 O'Doul (Gd), and 240 (last card in set, slight trim). 7) 1934 R320 Goudey (9 cards): #1 Foxx (HOF, Pr), 6 Dean (HOF, Gd), 7 Durocher (HOF, Gd-Vg), 12 Hubbell (HOF, Gd), 13 Frisch (HOF, Gd-Vg), 19 Grove (HOF, Fr-Gd), 37 Gehrig (HOF, Pr), 62 Greenberg (HOF, trimmed), and 90 Cuyler (HOF, trimmed). 8) 1934-1936 R327 Diamond Stars (14 cards): #1 Grove (HOF, Fr-Gd), 2 Simmons (HOF, Vg), 9 Cochrane (HOF, trimmed), 14 Terry (HOF, Gd), 16 Waner (HOF, Vg), 17 Frisch (HOF, Vg-Ex), 27 Traynor (HOF, trimmed), 30 Manush (HOF, trimmed), 44 Hornsby (HOF, Gd), 48 Ferrell (HOF, trimmed), 60 Ruffing (HOF, trimmed), 66 Medwick (HOF, Vg), 74 Lazzeri (HOF, trimmed), and 83 Waner (HOF, Vg-Ex). 9) 1935 R321 Goudey (4 cards): Cronin/Bishop/Reynolds/Cissell (HOF, Vg), Grimes/Cuyler/Klein/English (HOF, Fr), Ruffing/Lazzeri/Dickey/Malone (HOF, Gd), and Werber/W. Ferrell/R. Ferrell/Ostermueller (HOF, Vg). 10) 1936 R322 Goudey (13 cards): Berger (Vg-Ex), Bordagaray (Vg-Ex), Brubaker (Pr), Castleman (Pr), Coscarart (Pr), Cuyler (HOF, Pr), Derringer (Pr), Dykes (Vg-Ex), Greenberg (HOF, Pr), Hemsley (Vg-Ex), Higgins (Ex), Newsom (Vg), and Werber (Pr). 11) 1938 R323 Goudey Heads-Up (1 card): #256 (Vg). 12) 1939 R334 Play Ball (5 cards): #7 Doerr (HOF, Gd), 53 Hubbell (HOF, trimmed), 56 Greenberg (HOF, trimmed), 92 Williams RC (HOF, Fr), and 103 Berg (Ex). 13) 1940 R335 Play Ball (6 cards): #1 DiMaggio (HOF, Fr), 27 Williams (HOF, ink and pencil marks on the front, otherwise Ex), 87 Hubbell (HOF, Gd), 132 Mack (HOF, Vg-Ex), 133 Foxx (HOF, Vg-Ex), and Cronin (HOF, Vg-Ex). 14) 1941 R336 Play Ball (12 cards): #6 Hubbell (HOF, Pr), 10 Vaughan (HOF, Gd), 13 Foxx (HOF, Pr), 14 Williams (HOF, Pr), 15 Cronin (HOF, Fr-Gd), 18 Greenberg (HOF, Fr-Gd), 19 Gehringer (HOF, Pr), 54 Reese RC (HOF, Fr-Gd), 63 D. DiMaggio (Gd-Vg), 64 Doerr (HOF, Gd), 70 Dickey (HOF, Pr-Fr), and 72 Gomez (HOF, Pr-Fr). 15) 1941 R330 Double Play (2 cards): #57-58 Williams/Tabor (HOF, irregular cut, possibly sheet cut) and 81-82 Williams/Cronin (HOF, Fr). Very unusual assortment of 1930s and 1940s cards including many highlights! Total: 128 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $5,288


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