Helmar Imperial Cabinet-Card Collection (16) with Cobb, Alexander, Brown, and Chesbro

Sold For: $480

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 1477

Item Year: 2017

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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

Collection of 16 different Imperial cabinet photos (8 x 10.25 inches) issued by the Helmar Brewing Company. This set began production in 2010 and new additional Imperial cabinets are still being issued today. In keeping with the Helmar tradition, both Hall of Fame and non-Hall of Fame players were issued in the set. According to the manufacturer, "No Imperial Cabinet image is sold more often than once every 3 months, no more than four pieces of each are made in a year." The players represented here are Alexander (HOF, Phila. Nat'l.), Appling (HOF, Chic. Am.), Baker (HOF, N.Y. Am.), Bancroft (HOF, N.Y. Nat'l), Beaumont (Chic. Nat'l), Bender (2, HOF, one N.Y. Nat'l. and one Wentz-Olney), Bergen (Brooklyn Nat'l.), M. Brown (HOF, Chic. Nat'l), Carrigan (Boston, Am., large mount, Helmar Prem. Cigars front), Chance (HOF, Chic. Nat'l.), Chesbro (HOF, N.Y. Am.), Cobb (HOF, Det.), Cravath (Phila. Nat'l, large mount, Helmar Prem. Cigars front), Crawford (HOF, Det. Am.), and Moriarty (Det., large mount, Pharoah's Choice back). 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: 16 cards.
Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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