1928 F50 Yuengling's Ice Cream SGC-Graded Near-Complete Set (56/60) Including Cobb and Gehrig

Sold For: $4,800

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 992

Item Year: 1928

Category: Teens to 1920s cards

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Rarely offered near-complete (56 of 60) set of 1928 F50 Yuengling's Ice Cream cards, including an incredible thirty Hall of Famers highlighted by Ty Cobb and Lou Gehrig. Missing just four cards for completion (#6 Ruth, 10 Sewell, 48, and 55). Yuengling's Ice Cream cards are one of the few issues of the late 1920s and are very rarely seen in near-set form. All fifty-six cards are graded and encapsulated by SGC (except for six PSA as noted). Five cards grade Ex, eight Vg-Ex, seventeen Vg, five Good+, fourteen Good, six Fair, and one Authentic. The SGC grades are as follows: EX 60 (5 cards): #3, 4 Faber (HOF), 24, 50 Frisch (HOF), and 54 Sisler (HOF). VG/EX 50 (8 cards): #1 Grimes (HOF), 13 Hornsby (HOF), 19 Bancroft (HOF), 28 Speaker (HOF), 30 Hoyt (HOF), 39, 49 Goslin (HOF), and 53 Roush (HOF). VG 40 (17 cards): #7, 9, 12 (PSA VG 3), 14 Traynor (HOF, PSA VG 3), 16 Rixey (HOF), 20 Kelly (HOF), 21 Combs (HOF), 22 Heilmann (HOF), 23 Schalk (HOF), 32 Carey (HOF), 33, 40 (PSA VG 3), 41 (PSA VG 3), 43, 44 Alexander (HOF), 56, and 57 Coveleski (HOF). GOOD+ 35 (5 cards): #2, 8 Pennock (HOF), 38, 58, and 59 L. Waner (HOF). GOOD 30 (14 cards): #11, 15, 25 Wilson (HOF, PSA GOOD 2), 26 Gehrig (HOF), 27 Cobb (HOF), 29 Lazzeri (HOF), 31, 34, 36 Rice (HOF), 42 McGraw (HOF), 46 Terry (HOF), 47, 51, and 60. FAIR 20 (6 cards): #5 Hartnett (HOF, PSA FR 1.5), 18, 35, 37, 45 P. Waner (HOF), and 52. Authentic (1 card): #17 Mays. The Yuengling's Ice Cream set is identical in design to several other contemporary sets (Harrington's, Tharp’s, Sweetman, etc.), but with advertising for Yuengling's Ice Cream on the reverse. The modest production quality of most cards in this era (being black-and-white as opposed to the color bubble-gum cards issued in the 1930s) have kept these 1920s classics relatively affordable. Their rarity, the inclusion of so many Hall of Famers, the fact that there are so few quality issues dating from the 1920s, and the excellent value they represent have earned them a growing appreciation among advanced collectors in recent years. Yuengling's is one of the most substantial sets of the late 1920s. This is an exceptional near-complete set of these distinctive and rare 1920s cards. Total: 56 cards.
Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+.


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