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1936 S and S Game Card Complete Set (52)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $711

Crisp, clean, overall Nr/Mt set. This 52-card set features many stars and Hall of Famers, including Jimmy Foxx, Carl Hubbell, Mel Ott, Pie Traynor, Paul Waner, Bill Dickey, Luke Appling, Joe Cronin, Charlie Gehringer, Frankie Frisch, Joe Medwick, and many others. This set may represent the best value of all cards issued in the 1930s. Where else can collectors get 1930s cards in Nr/Mt condition, including all the great stars of the era, without spending a fortune? Virtually all high-grade complete sets of S and S game cards in the entire hobby originate from a single source: Bruce Yeko's Wholesale Cards. Yeko was one of the hobby's first full-time vintage-card dealers, and in the early 1960s he somehow came upon a significant quantity of 1936 S and S Game card complete sets in near-perfect condition. For many years these sets were offered in Wholesale Cards' fixed-price catalog for $19.95 per set. No one knows how many sets he originally had, but it was probably a few hundred. They were available well into the early 1970s, when Yeko finally ran out. This uncirculated set has never been played with and no doubt originates from Bruce Yeko's Wholesale Cards. There are no guarantees, but it is our guess that the tremendous value represented by these cards will help them to be an equally great investment in the future. Total: 55 cards (complete set of 52 plus two instruction cards, one with a little ink mark, and one contest card). Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $711


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