1920s Strip-Card Collection Including Five Babe Ruths and four Ty Cobbs (51 cards)

Sold For: $2,115

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 482

Item Year: 1920

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Presented is a collection of fifty-one baseball strip cards (32 different and 19 duplicates), spanning the years 1919 to 1926, including representation from eight different highly regarded issues. Highlighted by several Hall of Famers including five Babe Ruth and four Ty Cobb cards. 1) 1919-1921 W514 (9 cards): #6, 16 (2), 41 Griffith (Vg), 55, 79 Rice (Fr), 97, and 109 (2). 2) 1920 W516-1 (25 cards): four #1 Babe Ruth (one Fr and three miscut), 2 (2), two 4 Schalk (both miscut), two 5 Speaker (one miscut and one with borders cut off), three 6 Ty Cobb (one Fr and two miscut), four 7 Hornsby (all miscut), two 8 Johnson (Pr and Fr), two 9 Alexander (Vg and miscut), 10 (2), 16, and 24 Mathewson (miscut). 3) 1920 W516-2 (1 card): #6 Ty Cobb (Gd). 4) 1920 W520 (3 cards): #1 Bancroft (Gd), 10, and 13 Babe Ruth (Fr-Gd). 5) 1920 W522 (1 card): #45. 6) 1921 W9316 (10 cards): #1, 4 (2), 5 (2), 6, 7, 8 Goslin (missing right border), and 10 (2). 7) 1923 W515-1 (1 card): #7. 8) 1926-1927 W512 (1 card): #9a Hornsby/Cardinals (Ex). These classic 1920s strip-card issues represent a particularly outstanding value in comparison to other card sets of the era. Total 51 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.
SOLD FOR $2,115


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