1954 Red Heart Dog Food Complete Set (33)

Sold For: $1,080

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 984

Item Year: 1954

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Complete 33-card set of Red Heart Dog Food baseball cards. Though comprised of only thirty-three cards, the set features many of the greatest stars of the early 1950s, including Mantle, Musial, Snider, Ashburn, Spahn, and Fox. Condition is four Nr/Mt or better, three Ex-Mt, ten Vg-Ex to Ex, and sixteen lesser (mostly Gd/Vg). Five cards are professionally graded (four PSA and one SGC). Keys: Ashburn (Pr-Fr), Erskine (Vg+), Fox (Gd), Kell (Vg+), Kiner (Vg+), Kluszewski (Vg), Kuenn (Vg), Lemon (Vg-Ex+), Lollar (SGC NM 84), Mantle (GOOD 2), Martin (Ex), McDougald SP (Vg+), Minoso (EX-MT 6), Musial (VG 3), Schoendienst (Vg-Ex), Slaughter (Gd), Snider (EX-MT 6), and Spahn (possibly signed, otherwise Ex). Red Hearts have always been a favorite with collectors. Many consider Red Hearts to be one of the most attractive sets ever issued. The distinctive artwork, and the unusual product with which they were issued both contribute to making Red Hearts one of the 1950s most noteworthy sets. An affordable complete set of one of the most popular 1950s food issues. Total: 33 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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