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1947-1966 Exhibits Near-Complete Set (331 of 336)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,525
Extraordinary collection of 331 different (of the 336 in set as checklisted in The Standard Catalog ) plus sixteen variations and twenty-three duplicates (for a total of 370 cards) from the 1947-1966 Exhibit Supply Company set, highlighted by many rarities including the Mickey Mantle portrait variation. Missing only five cards for completion (Banks/plain sig., Bauer/plain cap, Roberts/black sig., Sievers/light background, and Zernial/black sig.). These unnumbered cards are not dated and were issued over a series of years, so they are generally collected as a single set. Some cards in this Exhibit card series were issued for numerous years, while other players were issued for only a short period of time, thus creating many rarities. The rarities in this set make the assembly of a complete set one of the most difficult of all Exhibit card sets. While not quite complete, this is an extremely advanced collection, missing just five cards. A near-complete set such as this is very rarely seen. In fact, this is the first time we have ever offered a near-set of 1947-1966 Exhibits. The cards in this collection are extremely bright, fresh, and attractive. From a very old-time collection, this set was assembled by a pioneer collector and has been stored away in a closet for decades. Condition ranges from Vg-Ex to Nr/Mt-Mt (with some lesser due to minor writing on backs, and which otherwise are Ex or better). Keys: Aaron (pencil notations on reverse, otherwise Ex), Banks/script sig. (evidence of pencil marks on back, otherwise Ex-Mt), Larry "Yogi" Berra (Nr/Mt-Mt), Brandt (Nr/Mt), Clemente (Ex-Mt), Cunningham/port. (Nr/Mt-Mt), all three Doby variations (Nr/Mt and two Ex), Ford/port. (Nr/Mt), Hutchinson (Vg-Ex/Ex), Jensen (Ex-Mt), Killebrew/bat (Nr/Mt), Killebrew/throwing (Nr/Mt), Killebrew/port., name misspelled (Nr/Mt-Mt), Koufax (Ex), Kranepool (Ex-Mt), Kubek/dark (pencil notation on back, otherwise Ex), Mantle/batting, pinstriped uniform (Nr/Mt), Mantle/first name white edges (evidence of pencil marks on back, otherwise Ex-Mt), Mantle/first name not white edges (Vg-Ex/Ex), Mantle/port. (Nr/Mt), Mays/bat (evidence of pencil marks on back, otherwise Ex-Mt), Mays/port. (Nr/Mt-Mt), McCoskey (Ex-Mt), Musial/bat (Nr/Mt-Mt), Paige (Ex/Ex-Mt), Powell (Nr/Mt), Richardson (Nr/Mt), F. Robinson (Nr/Mt-Mt), J. Robinson (Ex-Mt), Bill "Moose" Skowron (Nr/Mt-Mt), Ward (Ex-Mt), Yastrzemski (Nr/Mt), '48 Braves team (Ex), '49 Dodgers team (Gd), '52 Dodgers team (Gd), '55 Dodgers team (evidence of pencil marks on back, otherwise Ex), '56 Dodgers team (Ex-Mt), '51 Giants team (Ex), '54 Giants team (evidence of pencil marks on back, otherwise Ex), '48 Indians team (Ex-Mt), '54 Indians team (Vg-Ex), '50 Phillies team (Vg-Ex), '49 Yankees team (Vg), '50 Yankees team (Ex), '51 Yankees team (Vg-Ex/Ex), '52 Yankees team (Gd), '55 Yankees team (evidence of pencil marks on back, otherwise Ex), and '56 Yankees team (number "15" written in ink on back, otherwise Ex). This is a very attractive, overall high-grade and very rarely seen near-set of this classic issue. 1947-1966 Exhibits are somewhat overlooked by collectors. This is one of the best and most complete collections ever assembled of one of the most important and longest-running series of cards to ever be produced. Total: 370 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $3,525
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