1948 Leaf Gum Card Collection (39 Different) Including DiMaggio, Ruth, Williams, and Robinson

Sold For: $3,259

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 1603

Item Year: 1948

Category: Internet Only

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1948 Leaf Gum collection of thirty-nine different cards (of the forty-nine cards that comprise the standard 1948 Leaf set) including eleven Hall of Famers. Condition ranges from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), with the exception of a few cards in slightly lesser grades (including a few of the key cards). This is an original-owner collection that has not seen the light of day in over fifty years! Four cards have been graded and encapsulated by SGC (all submitted by REA). Keys: #1 DiMaggio (SGC GOOD 30), 3 Ruth (SGC VG/EX 50), 11 Rizzuto (Gd-Vg), 38 Kluszewski RC (Ex), 46 Mize (Ex), 70 Wagner (miscut along the top and out of registry, otherwise Vg-Ex), 76 Williams (SGC VG 40), 79 Robinson RC (SGC VG 40), 83 Doerr (Vg), 91 Kiner RC (Vg/Vg-Ex), 106 Boudreau (Ex), and 117 Gordon (Vg). Common cards: #14, 17, 22, 26, 31, 42, 47, 49, 50, 53, 56, 57, 61, 65, 72, 73, 77, 82, 84, 86, 95, 97, 102, 111, 128, 139, 159. This is an impressive looking medium-grade near-set with several significant highlights including very attractive mid-grade examples of key cards Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, and Jackie Robinson. Total: 39 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $3,259


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