1948-1949 Leaf Complete Standard Set (49)

Sold For: $4,800

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1095

Item Year: 1948

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Complete 49-card "standard" (without short-prints) set of 1948-1949 Leaf Baseball cards, highlighted by fourteen Hall of Famers including Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, Stan Musial's rookie card, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson's rookie card, Warren Spahn's rookie card, and Honus Wagner (a favorite with collectors as he is pictured with chewing tobacco). Condition is 24% Ex, 33% Vg-Ex, 29% Vg, and 14% Fr to Gd. Nine cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA (all submitted by REA). Keys: #1 DiMaggio (VG 3), 3 Ruth (PR 1), 4 Musial RC (EX 5), 11 Rizzuto RC (EX 5), 32 Spahn RC (VG-EX+ 4.5), 38 Kluszewski RC (VG-EX 4), 46 Mize (glue on back, otherwise Vg), 59 Appling (Ex), 70 Wagner (VG-EX 4), 76 Williams (VG+ 3.5), 79 Robinson RC (VG-EX 4 [MC]), 83 Doerr (Vg+), 91 Kiner RC (Vg-Ex), 106 Boudreau (glue on back, otherwise Gd+), and 117 Gordon (5/95 T/B, otherwise Ex). This is a very impressive-looking mid-grade set. Total: 49 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+.

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