1930s to 1940s Nonsport "Crime Fighters" Theme Complete Set Collection (4 Sets, 156 Cards)

Sold For: $840

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2452

Item Year: 1935

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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In the 1930s and 1940s, G-Men had their hands full fighting crime (heroic efforts that of course continue to this day). The many high-profile cases of the era were plastered across the front pages all across America, capturing the imaginations of youngsters and adults alike, providing positive real-life hero images for kids to look up to, and, of course, inspiring several trading-card sets. Offered in this lot are four complete sets related to this genre. 1) 1930s R13-1 "American G-Men" (48): Condition is 54% Vg to Vg-Ex and 46% Fr to Gd. 2) 1930s R13-2 "American G-Men" (48): Condition is 67% Vg to Vg-Ex (including two Ex) and 33% Fr to Gd (including three Pr). 3) 1936 R61 M. Pressner "Government Agents vs. Public Enemies" (24): Condition is 33% Ex to Ex-Mt, 29% Vg-Ex, and 38% Vg (including one Gd and a couple that have been hand cut near the perforations). 4) 1949 Bowman "America Salutes the FBI" (36): Condition is 8% Vg-Ex to Ex, 47% Gd to Vg, and 45% hand cut (displaying as Gd to Vg). This is a very attractive collection of four complete sets, each related to fighting crime, consigned by a longtime advanced collector. Total: 4 sets, 156 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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