Helmar "R319" Big League Collection (82) with Williams, Alexander, Koufax, and Johnson

Sold For: $960

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1475

Item Year: 2017

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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

Collection of 82 different "Big League Brew" cards (2.25 x 2.75 inches) issued by the Helmar Brewing Company. This issue, which is similar in style to "R319" Goudey cards, is one of Helmar's most popular sets and, in keeping with the company's tradition, includes not only Hall of Fame and non Hall of Fame players, but also Negro League stars, Japanese players, Cuban stars, and even House of David team members. The set began production in 2010 and new additional cards are still being issued today! Although a number of players are represented more than once, they are featured in different poses; therefore the cards are not duplicates. The collection is composed of the following: #251 Roger Peckinpaugh, 252 E. Delahanty, 253 Schoolboy Rowe, 255 Newhouser, 257 Dave Williams, 258 Harry Heilmann, 259 Bobo Newsome, 261 Sandy Koufax, 264 Dizzy Trout, 266 Warren Spahn, 271 Rudy York, 273 Bob Johnson, 274 Sam Jones, 278 Vance, 280 Hilton Smith, 285 Edgar Wesley (Habana, Cuba), 288 Hooks Jiminez (Habana, Cuba), 289 Armando Marsans (Almendares, Cuba), 292 Larry Brown (Detroit Stars), 294 (Vic Harris (Homestead Grays), 297 Kiki Cuyler, 299 Miller Huggins, 301 Jimmy Crutchfield (Pittsburgh Crawfords), 304 Bobby Robertson (Detroit Stars), 305 Walter Ball (Chicago Union Giants), 306 J. Tucker (House of David), 308 R. Dewhirst (House of David), 310 Joe Dugan, 311 Lefty Grove, 312 Rip Collins, 313 Babe Adams, 314 Eddie Cicotte (Black Sox), 317 Swede Risberg (Black Sox), 319 Si Johnson, 320 William Lange, 323 Ted Radcliff (Indianapolis ABC's), 326 Phil Rizzuto & Pee Wee Reese, 329 Goose Goslin, 332 Walter Johnson, 334 Johnny Sain, 337 Ed Walsh, 340 Joe Hauser (69 HR's in single minor league season), 342 Aota & Hirayama (Tokyo Giants), 344 Rube Foster, 346 Art Hamilton (Indianapolis Clowns), 349 G. Anderson (House of David), 352 Marty Marion, 355 Van Lingle Mungo, 359 Tony Oliva, 362 Lefty Gomez, 363 Grover Alexander, 364 Charley Gehringer, 365 Bob Feller, 366 Rod Carew, 368 Skeeter Webb, 374 Nellie Fox, 380 Shigeru Chiba (Japanese HOF), 382 Goro Taniguchi (Japanese HOF), 386 Ed Mathews, 387 Hank Aaron, 388 Hank Aaron, 389 Hank Aaron & Ed Mathews, 390 Willie Kamm, 391 Mel Harder, 392 Lew Fonseca, 393 Ken Keltner, 394 Willis Hudlin, 395 Early Averill, 396 Buck Lai (Bridgeport Americans), 397 Luke Appling, 398 Roger Cramer, 400 Syl Johnson, 401 Jim Bottomley, 402 Earl Averill, 403 Tom Yawkey, 404 Tony Cuccinello, 405 Jacob Ruppert, 408 Len Koenecke, 409 Smead Jolley, 411 Mark Koenig, 412 Ted Williams (San Diego Padres [PCL]), and 413 Edd Roush. 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: 82 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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