1948 Leaf #93 Bob Feller Short Print

Sold For: $1,410

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 574

Item Year: 1948

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. Offered is an extremely attractive VG/EX example of 1948 Leaf #93 Bob Feller. This is one of card collecting's great classics. Bob Feller’s Leaf card is universally recognized as one of the scarcest and most significant of all postwar baseball cards. Chicago's Leaf Gum Company produced the first multicolor baseball cards of the post-World War II era in 1948/1949. Forty-nine cards in the set are considered "standard," and the additional "short print" series of forty-nine cards in the set are so rare that "Rare Leafs" has long been a formal card-collecting hobby term. Leafs are without question one of the toughest postwar sets to complete because of all the rare cards. Feller is not only one of the keys to this rare series, he is also one of the keys to the 1948/1949 Leaf set. The card has very lightly rounded corners, but is bright, clean, and free of major creases. Centered 55/45 left to right and 40/60 top to bottom. The card is an extremely attractive example, free of any significant condition problems, with just a little natural corner wear, and without any significant imperfections affecting Feller’s image. The back is extremely clean, with virtually no surface wear, and all text is crisp and clear. This card presents a rare opportunity to acquire an extremely attractive example of one of the most classic of all postwar baseball cards, at a small fraction of the cost of, yet sharing almost all of the qualities of, a higher-grade example. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,410

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