Helmar Oasis Collection (34) with Ruth, Gehrig, Mathewson, and Mantle

Sold For: $960

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1474

Item Year: 2017

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Helmar Brewing Company Art Cards: Modern Collector-Issue Classics.

Collection of 34 different cards (2.75 x 4 inches) from Helmar's Oasis issue. These cards, which are created in layers, were designed to create the illusion of depth, thereby evoking the Gaslight Style of the Victorian period. As such, they are one of Helmar's most striking offerings. In our listing, we have grouped the cards by team. The collection is composed of the following: Boston Red Sox (20) Ball, Barrett, Chesbro (HOF), Cicotte (Black Sox), R. Collins, Criger, Donahue, Hooper (HOF), Laporte, D. Lewis, H. Lord, McConnell, McFarland, McGuire, McHale, Morgan, Ruth (HOF), Speaker (HOF), Wagner, and J. Wood. Chicago White Sox (3) Callahan (frame mislabeled as Boston, Amer.), Chappell (frame mislabeled as Boston, Amer.), and Gandil (Black Sox). New York Giants (2) Donlin and Mathewson (HOF). New York Highlanders/Yankees (7) Berra (HOF), Caldwell, Chase, DiMaggio (HOF), Gehrig (HOF), Keeler (HOF) and Mantle (HOF). Philadelphia Athletics (2) Baker (HOF) and Bender (HOF). Like all of the Helmar issues, these cards were intentionally produced with a distressed look, with most having rounded corners and rubbed edges. Near Mint condition overall. Total: 34 cards.
Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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