1927 W560 Playing Cards Complete Set on Uncut Sheets (4)

Sold For: $2,644

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 509

Item Year: 1927

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Four uncut sheets of 1927 W560 Playing Cards, each featuring sixteen cards, representing the complete set of sixty-four cards. These cards were intended to be cut up by hand to create a playing-card deck. The complete set includes forty-nine baseball players (including Ruth and Gehrig from their most legendary season, as well as numerous other Hall of Famers including Walter Johnson at the end of his career) plus a few additional prominent sporting figures of the day (Jack Dempsey, Ken Strong, etc.). Interior cards including Ruth and Gehrig are Nr/Mt-Mt. Two sheets have light corner creases and moderate corner wear; all are still overall in Excellent condition. W560 is a very substantial set. It also represents one of the very few sets issued in the late 1920s, include the first-issued cards of many players; W560 cards are beginning to be recognized for the outstanding value they represent compared with most other vintage cards. Total 4 sheets. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $2,644

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