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1909 to 1939 Prewar-Card Collection (149), Including Babe Ruth

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $3,555

Very unusual and substantial collection of 149 quality vintage cards, spanning the years 1909 to 1939, with representation of nine different card sets, highlighted by many Hall of Famers, including Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Dizzy Dean, and Joe DiMaggio. The collection consists of the following: 1) 1909-1911 T206 White Borders (5 cards): Bridwell/no cap (Gd, Old Mill), Gandil (/Black Sox, trimmed), Purtell (Vg), Spade (trimmed, El Pricipe De Gales), and White/port. (trimmed). 2) 1911 T205 Gold Borders: Chance (HOF, Pr). 3) 1914 E145 Cracker Jack: #117 (Vg-Ex). 4) 1915 E145 Cracker Jack (12 cards): #1, 31, 41, 72, 74, 84, 106, 120, 121, 126, 131, and 139. One card is Vg, two Gd, and nine are Fair due to moisture stain on reverse. 5) 1934-1936 R318 Batter-Up (28 cards): #3 Lopez (clipped on bottom), 8 Bottomley (clipped on bottom), 14 Traynor (clipped on bottom), 15, 20, 21 Vaughan (clipped on bottom), 36 Lyons (clipped on bottom), 40 (2), 69, 74, 110 (missing background), 120, 123, 128, 132, 134 (missing part of background), 135 (3), 137, 158 (3), 171, two 183 Cronin (Ex-Mt and Vg-Ex), and 185 Klein Vg/Vg-Ex). The balance of the cards range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (includes a few slightly lesser). 6) 1934-1936 R327 Diamond Stars (16 cards): #2 Simmons (Fr), 22, 35 Averill (Pr), 36 Lombardi (Fr), 37, 40, 61 (2), 62, 68, 69, 71, 74 Lazzeri (Ex), 79, 87, and 91 Harris (Vg-Ex). The balance of the cards range from Fair to Vg (includes a couple Ex and one trimmed). 7) 1935 R321 Goudey (41 cards, 24 different): including Adams/Bottomley (Vg+), Appling (Vg+), two Averill (Ex and Vg), three Vance (Vg, Gd, Pr), Cronin (Gd), two Bottomley (Vg-Ex and Gd), Ruth/Maranville (Vg-Ex), Cochrane/Gehringer (Gd), Hoyt/Waner Bros. (Vg), Frisch/Dean (Gd), Cochrane/Simmons (Vg-Ex), Goslin (Vg-Ex), two Cuyler/Grimes/Klein (Ex and Vg-Ex), three Dickey/Lazzeri/Ruffing (Vg, Gd, Pr), Foxx (Gd), two Manush (Vg-Ex and Vg), three Jackson/Terry (Vg-Ex, Vg, Gd), and two Traynor (Vg and Gd). The balance of the cards range from Vg to Ex (includes a couple slightly lesser). 8) 1936 R312 (23 cards): Eighteen have tack holes at top, including Cronin/Harris, Cuyler/Speaker, DicKey, Goslin, Greenberg, Mack/Grove, Hornsby/Sothoron, Lopez, Mize, and Wagner. Five are heavily creased, including Altrock/Schacht, DiMaggio (irregular cut), and Lopez. 9) 1939 R334 Play ball (22 cards): #4, 5, 8, 13, 38 (2), 40, 42, two 53 Hubbell (Vg and Gd), 54, 67, 71, 77, 84, 85, 86 (2), 87, 95, 111, and 114. The balance of the cards range from Gd to Vg (includes a few slightly better). Total: 149 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.
SOLD FOR $3,555


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