1953-1954 Briggs Meats Collection (15) with Hodges and McDougald

Sold For: $2,700

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 933

Item Year: 1953

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Outstanding collection of fourteen different cards (plus one duplicate) from the scarce 1953-1954 Briggs Meats series. Briggs Meats were regionally issued in the Washington, D.C., area in two-card panels (one two-card panel per package of hot dogs). They are usually found with serious condition problems relating to their method of issue, including creases and hot-dog stains. The 40-card set features a dozen stars from all three New York teams and twenty-eight players from the Washington Senators. The offered collection is generally modest in grade (common for Briggs cards) and averages Fair condition. Keys: Dixon SP (cut small, otherwise Fr), Hodges (Gd), McDougald (Vg+), and Vernon (Fr). Briggs Meats cards were intended to be cut by hand from the two-card panels, and as such, the neatness of the cuts on the offered cards varies greatly. This is an exceptional collection of fifteen cards from one of the most significant of all 1950s regional issues. Total: 15 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+.

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