1950 Drake's Cookies PSA- and SGC-Graded Near-Complete Set (30/36)

Sold For: $3,300

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1108

Item Year: 1950

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Rarely seen near-complete set of 1950 Drake's Cookies consisting of thirty different of the thirty-six cards in the set, missing only the following six cards for completion: #5 Snider, 6 Campanella, 8 Lockman, 14 Spahn, 19 Reese, and 25 Rizzuto (all of which are offered as separate lots in this auction). Twenty-six of the cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA (14) or SGC (12). When this set was issued, television was still a relatively new medium. One of these "TV Baseball Series" cards was inserted in each box of Drake's Oatmeal or Jumble Cookies. Because of how they were issued (regionally, one card per box, and with cookies to kids), condition has always been a problem with Drakes in general. This is an extremely attractive mostly high-grade near-complete set of thirty different cards. Most of the lesser graded cards look better than their technically accurate assigned grades. Grading Composite: One PSA NM+ 7.5: #18 Furillo. Three PSA NM 7: #15, 22, and 33 D. DiMaggio (SGC NM 84). One PSA EX-MT+ 6.5: #16. Three PSA EX-MT 6: #13 Doerr (HOF), 23, and 31. Three SGC EX+ 70: #2 (PSA EX+ 5.5), 12, and 28. Six PSA EX 5: #7, 20, 24 Berra (HOF, SGC EX 60), 27, 29, and 30. Two SGC VG/EX+ 55: #17 and 21. Four SGC VG/EX 50: #1 Roe (PSA VG-EX 4), 9, 32, and 35. One SGC VG+ 45: #4. One SGC VG 40: #26. One SGC GOOD+ 35: #3. Four ungraded: #10 (Nr/Mt), 11 Hodges (Ex), 34 (Ex-Mt), and 36 Slaughter (HOF, Vg-Ex). This collection represents a very rare opportunity to acquire an extremely attractive mostly high-grade near-complete set of this classic 1950s regional food issue. Total: 30 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+.

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