1955 Felin's Franks #9 Bobby Morgan - Highest Graded!

Sold For: $2,040

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 997

Item Year: 1955

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC (submitted by REA). This is the ONLY example graded at this level with none higher! Rare sample card of #9 Bobby Morgan from the 1955 Felin's Franks set, 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. 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 couple small surface creases visible only on the reverse; otherwise, an exceptional high-grade example direct from the original Philadelphia find. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++.

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