1955 Felin's Franks #10 John Meyer

Sold For: $1,659

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 625

Item Year: 1955

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Graded VG 40 by SGC. Rare sample card of 1955 Felin's Franks, one of the 1950s most mysterious regional card sets. The 4 x 3-5/8 inch round-cornered panels are designed with a player photo on the left, stats on the right, and a bright red border on front and back. The reverse gives details of a contest, and lists contest rules and various prizes available. All Felin's Franks feature Philadelphia Phillies players. This sample card is #10 John Meyer. Virtually every example of Felin's Franks in the collecting world originates from a single small find of approximately sixty cards, which surfaced in the Philadelphia area during the mid-1980s. Over the years, there has been some speculation that this hot dog-set was never released. Robert Edward Auctions is very comfortable going on record that we are absolutely certain this set was never released, and that is why all of the few known examples have no hot-dog stains or related packaging imperfections. This card is a crisp gem! It has been downgraded due to a tiny surface chip at the top (the paper is actually there but folded back) and a couple small surface creases visible only on the reverse, otherwise an exceptional high-grade example direct from the original Philadelphia Find. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+++.
SOLD FOR $1,659

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