Helmar "S81" Small French Silks - Complete Set (24)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $296
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Complete set of small French silks (2 x 3 inches), similar in design to the "S81" tobacco silks, issued by the Helmar Brewing Company in 2007 only. Each silk has been sewn on to a blue-velvet backing (3.5 x 5.5 inches) with fringed base (as issued) and is in Mint condition. In keeping with the Helmar tradition, the collection includes Hall of Fame players, Negro League stars, and significant players of note. Some players are featured in the set more than once, each in a different pose. It should be noted that only forty silks for each player pose were ever produced, making the assembly of a complete set challenging. The twenty-four players represented in the set, with number of silks for each player (if more than one) listed in parenthesis, are Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson (2), Honus Wagner (2), Joe Jackson, Jimmie Foxx, Mordecai Brown, Gabby Hartnett, Frankie Frisch, Ray Chapman, Martin Dihigo, Buck Weaver, Elmer Flick, Daffy Dean, Charlie Gehringer, Kiki Cuyler, Moe Berg, Hughie Jennings, Hack Wilson, Chick Gandil, Harry Heilmann, Pete Gray, and Rogers Hornsby. Total: 24 silks. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $296