1909-1940 Unusual Baseball Card-Related and Pins Collection (124)

Sold For: $3,231

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 174

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Very unusual collection of 124 assorted baseball card-related items (10) and pins (114), spanning the years 1909 to 1940, with representation from eleven different issues, in various grades as noted, highlighted by many stars and Hall of Famers, including Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Christy Mathewson, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Dizzy Dean, and Joe DiMaggio. 1) 1909-1911 E254 Colgan's Chips (9 cards): Ames (Vg), Baker (HOF, Ex), Chance (HOF, Vg-Ex), Dougherty (Ex), Hartzell (St. Louis, Vg), Lafitte (Vg), Lelivelt (Ex-Mt), Miller (Vg-Ex), and Phillipe (Vg-Ex). 2) 1909-1912 PX7 Sweet Caporal Domino Discs (1 disc): Evers (HOF, Vg-Ex). 3) 1910-1912 P2 Sweet Caporal Pins (58 pins): The group grades Ex/Ex-Mt overall with a few slightly lesser. Includes sixteen Hall of Famers: Bender, Bresnahan, Chance, two Cobb (small and large letter varieties, small letter with no back paper), Collins, Duffy, Griffith, Jennings, Lajoie, Mathewson, McGraw, Speaker, Tinker, Wallace, and Young ("C" on cap). 4) 1932 PR2 Orbit Gum Pins - Numbered (20 pins): #3, 4, 5, 6 Cuyler (HOF), 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 26 Grimes (HOF), 27, 31, 32, 33, 35, and 36. The group grades Ex-Mt overall with a few slightly lesser. 5) 1938 Our National Game Pins Complete Set (30 pins): Ex to Ex-Mt overall with a few slightly lesser. All the pins remain mounted on their original cards as issued. Includes seventeen Hall of Famers: Cronin, Dean, DiMaggio, Feller, Foxx, Gehrig, Gehringer, Gomez, Greenberg, Hartnett, Hubbell, McCarthy, Medwick, Ott, Ruffing, Simmons, and Terry. 6) 1910-1940 Assorted Baseball Pins (6 pins): A) Circa 1910 Philadelphia Athletics "The Champions - Recruit Little Cigars;" B) Circa 1925 "Pirates Booster Club - Gazette Times - Help'Em Win The Pennant;" C) 1928 "Babe Ruth - Babe Ruth - We Know What He Can Do;" D) 1929 Billy Sullivan Day; E) Circa 1938 "Yours For Life - Jimmie Foxx;" F) 1940 PM10 Player Carl Hubbell. Unusual selection of quality baseball pin (and other) issues assembled long ago by an old-time collector and including many highlights. Total 124 items (10 card-related and 114 pins). Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $3,231

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