1921 to 1931 Exhibit Card Collection (182) with 58 Hall of Famers Including Babe Ruth

Sold For: $5,400

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 969

Item Year: 1921

Category: Teens to 1920s cards

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Sizeable collection of 182 Exhibit cards spanning the years 1921 to 1931. Eleven different Exhibits sets are featured within this collection, which is highlighted by fifty-eight Hall of Fame cards. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1921 Exhibits (15 cards, 14 different): Thirteen of the fifteen cards display a pencil written number on the reverse, otherwise the condition is Gd-Vg to Vg. Keys: Bancroft (pencil, otherwise Vg), Collins (pencil, otherwise Vg), Coveleskie (pencil, otherwise Vg+), Faber (pencil, otherwise Vg), Johnson (pencil, otherwise Vg), Sisler (pencil, otherwise Vg), two Speaker (pencil, otherwise Vg and Pr). 2) 1922 Exhibits (12 cards): Ten of the twelve cards display a pencil written number on the reverse, otherwise the condition is eight Vg to Vg-Ex and four lesser. Keys: Heilmann (pencil on back, otherwise Vg+) and Youngs (Pr-Fr). 3) 1922 Eastern Exhibit Supply Co. Exhibits (1 card): Groh (pencil on back, otherwise Vg). 4) 1923-1924 Exhibits (3 cards): Condition is Vg and two Fr. 5) 1925 Exhibits (45 cards): Thirty-seven of the forty-five cards display a pencil written number on the reverse, otherwise the condition is Gd to Vg (including a couple Fr). Keys: Carey (pencil, otherwise Vg), Frisch (pencil, otherwise Gd), Heilmann (pencil, otherwise Vg), Hooper (Fr), Ruffing (pencil, otherwise Vg), Terry (pencil, otherwise Vg), and Vance (pencil, otherwise Vg). 6) 1925-1931 Postcard Back Exhibits (16 cards, 15 different): Fifteen of the sixteen cards display a pencil written number on the reverse, otherwise the condition is Gd to Vg (including a couple Fr). Keys: Bohne SP (pencil, otherwise Vg), Cobb/Detroit (pencil, otherwise Vg), Frisch/New York (post card back, pencil, otherwise Vg), Harris SP (post card back, Fr), Hornsby/St. Louis (Fr), Johnson (Fr), Kelly (post card back, pencil, otherwise Vg+), Peckinpaugh/Washington (Fr), and Simmons/view from side (pencil, otherwise Vg). 7) 1926 Exhibits (3 cards): Condition is two Vg and Gd. 8) 1927 Exhibits (42 cards): Condition is Vg to Vg-Ex (including five slightly lesser). Keys: Alexander (Vg), Bancroft (Vg), Bottomley (Vg), Cobb (Gd+), Collins (Vg-Ex), Cuyler (Vg+), Gehringer (Vg+), Goslin (Fr), Hartnett (Vg), Hornsby (Gd+), Johnson (Vg-Ex), Lazzeri (Vg), Lindstrom (Gd+), Rixey (Vg), Schalk (Black Sox, Vg+), Sisler (Vg+), Speaker (Vg), Traynor (Vg-Ex), and Wheat (Vg). 9) 1928 Exhibits (30 cards): Condition is Gd to Vg-Ex, averaging Vg. Keys: Carey (Vg+), Cochrane (Vg), Hornsby (Gd+), Lyons (Gd+), Vance (Vg), and Wilson (Vg). 10) 1929-1930 Four-on-One Exhibits (11 cards): Condition is five Vg to Vg-Ex and five Fr to Gd. Keys: Cochrane/Foxx/Grove (yellow background, Vg), Gehringer (orange background, Vg+), Goslin (red background, Fr-Gd), Hoyt/Lazzeri (orange background, Vg-Ex), Rice (brown ink on white background, Fr-Gd), and Durocher/Gehrig/Ruth (brown ink on white background, PSA GOOD 2). 11) 1931-1932 Four-on-One Exhibits (4 cards): Averill (orange background, Gd), Cronin/Manush (orange background, Gd+), Hunnefield (green background, Gd), and Rice (green background, Gd). An outstanding collection of Exhibit cards in consistent collector-grade with numerous highlights. Total: 182 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500++.


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