Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. Only four examples have been grade higher by PSA! Offered is a magnificent high-grade example of card #22 “Shipwreck” Kelly, Brooklyn Dodgers halfback, from the 1935 R331 National Chicle Football card set. It is interesting to note that the text on the back of this card reports that Kelly preferred not to wear a helmet during games (in the early days of football helmets were worn at the players discretion) as pictured on the front of this card. The card exhibits bold, bright colors, four razor-sharp corners, perfect registration, a flawless surface, and is centered a hint to the bottom left (when held horizontally as intended). Perfectly crisp and clean, both front and back. This is a world-class high-grade example of this classic 1930s bubble-gum football card, worthy of the finest R331 National Chicle collection or set. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).
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