1920-1921 W514 Near-Complete Set (95 cards plus 1 variation)

Sold For: $2,963

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 390

Item Year: 1920

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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50% range from Vg to Ex-Mt (averaging Vg-Ex/Ex), 15% range from Fr to Gd, and 35% lesser. Near-complete set of W514 strip cards, consisting of 95 of the 120 cards in the set (plus one variation for a total of 96 cards). The twenty-five cards missing for completion are #6, 13, 15 Jackson, 21 Maranville, 23, 29, 31 Gandil, 35 L. Williams, 36, 38, 41 Griffith, 51, 57, 58, 70, 83, 87, 91 Weaver, 96, 98, 100, 103, 108, 114, and 116. The W514 set is the largest and most widely collected of the various "strip card" issues of the era. This near-complete set of 96 W514 strip cards includes an incredible twenty-five Hall of Famers, including Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson, plus three of the eight Chicago "Black Sox," who were banned from baseball for their alleged role in throwing the 1919 World Series. Thirty-four of the 96 cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA (9), SGC (24), or GAI (1). Keys: #2 Babe Ruth (SGC FAIR 20), 3 Felsch (PSA VG-EX 4 [MK]), 16 Southworth (SGC EX 60), 22 Carey (SGC VG/EX 50), 25 Collins (SGC VG/EX 50), 34 Huggins (SGC VG 40), 40a Bancroft - Quakers (SGC VG/EX 50), 43 Ty Cobb (SGC EX 60), 52 McGraw (SGC EX 60), 56 Hornsby (SGC EX 60), 60 Schalk (borders trimmed off), 62 Lajoie (SGC VG 40), 64 Hooper (SGC NM 84), 65 Alexander (SGC VG 40), 69 Faber (SGC EX 60), 72 Mathewson (SGC EX 60), 75 Baker (SGC VG/EX 50), 79 Rice (SGC VG/EX 50), 82 Cicotte (SGC EX/NM 80), 85 Roush (SGC EX 60), 94 W. Johnson (PSA GOOD 2 [MK]), 95 Crawford (PSA VG-EX 4 [MK]), 101 Sisler (SGC VG/EX 50), 102 Speaker (SGC VG 40), 105 Risberg (PSA VG 3 [MK]), 106b Jennings - Giants (SGC EX+ 70), 110 Wheat (PSA VG 3 [MK]), and 113 Stengel (SGC VG/EX 50). Seven additional graded cards: #1 (PSA VG 3 [MK]), 7 (PSA VG 3 [MK]), 8 (PSA VG-EX 4 [MK]), 47b Roth/Yankees (SGC EX+ 70), 63 (SGC Authentic), 97 (GAI Authentic), and 119 (PSA Authentic). This classic 1920s issue represents one of the most outstanding values in vintage-card collecting and is one of the most important and comprehensive sets of the era. Total: 96 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+. SOLD FOR $2,963


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