1950-1956 Callahan Hall of Fame Complete Set (82)

Sold For: $960

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1115

Item Year: 1950

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Outstanding medium-to high-grade complete set of 80 different stars (plus two different cards of the "Museum," for a total of 82 cards) from the classic Callahan Hall of Fame card series, the official set of the Hall of Fame, issued annually from 1950 to 1956. Each year of issue the new inductees were added to the set. Callahans are one of card collecting's most overlooked 1950s issues. Condition is 22% Nr/Mt, 70% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 8% Vg to Vg-Ex. Eight cards are professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA. Keys: Baker (Ex-Mt+), Chandler (Ex+), Cobb (Ex-Mt+), Connolly (Ex-Mt), Dickey (EX-MT 6), DiMaggio (EX 5), Gehrig (Ex), Hartnett (EX+ 5.5), Johnson (Nr/Mt), Klem (Ex-Mt), Lyons (EX-MT 6), Maranville (NM 7), Mathewson (Nr/Mt), Ruth (Vg-Ex), Schalk (Ex-MT 6), Simmons (Vg), Terry (NM 7), Wagner (Ex), Wallace (EX-MT 6), and Young (Ex). Total: 82 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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