1916 D381 Fleischmann Bakery New York Yankees SGC-Graded Collection (10)

Sold For: $3,300

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 730

Item Year: 1916

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Presented is an outstanding collection of ten different cards from the 1916 D381 Fleischmann Bakery issue. Each card is professionally graded and encapsulated by SGC (all submitted by REA). This lot is comprised exclusively of members of the New York Yankees. These cards are part of an exciting, new-to-the-hobby collection of sixty-five D381s that appear in this auction. The collection has been consigned by the family of the original owner, who collected the cards at the time of issue while living in the New York area. The D381 set is a scarce bread issue produced by New York City-based Fleischmann Bakery for distribution with its products. These large cards (2-3/8 x 4-7/8 inches) are printed on thin stock and feature a coupon at the bottom designed to be clipped away and exchanged (fifty coupons plus fifty cents) for a leather album designed to hold the cards. Many of the surviving examples are found with the coupon clipped, but ideally, each card in this collection is fully intact. This collection consists of the following: Alexander (FAIR 20), Donovan (VG+ 45), Fisher (GOOD 30), Gedeon (GOOD 30), Gilhooley (GOOD 30), Hartell (FAIR 20), High (GOOD 30), Keating (GOOD 30), and two Love (VG 40 and Authentic). The thin stock makes D381s especially fragile and susceptible to minor faults, including creases, tears, and wear at the corners. While the cards in this collection are generally modest in grade, this remains a very pleasing group of rare sample cards from one of the scarcest and most condition-sensitive prewar bakery-card issues. Total: 10 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).


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