1910 W-UNC Strip Card SGC-Graded Collection (11) Including Cobb, Johnson, and Speaker

Sold For: $2,700

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 204

Item Year: 1910

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Presented is a rare collection of eleven different (of the twenty-six in the set) 1910 W-UNC strip-cards highlighted by seven Hall of Famers including Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, and Tris Speaker. These cards are consigned by the family member of the original owner who saved these cards since 1910! This unusual and rare set has mystified and captured the attention of advanced collectors for decades. These colorful "cards," most of which depict the players in portrait form and are so reminiscent of both 1910-era candy cards and "strip cards," actually originate from a series of children's notebook covers featuring these baseball-card images, and have been neatly cut from the covers (very likely as intended, as they certainly are designed with the appearance of a card set). Each player is identified by last name and team on the front. More than half the subjects within this collection are Hall of Famers and each card is graded and encapsulated by SGC. SGC grading composite: GOOD+ 3.5 (2 cards): Chase and W. Johnson (HOF). GOOD 30 (2 cards): Cobb (HOF) and Coombs. FAIR 20 (7 cards): Bender (HOF), Bush, Carrigan, E. Collins (HOF), Crawford (HOF), Jennings (HOF), and Speaker (HOF). Substantial collections of this issue are rarely seen and the inclusion of numerous key Hall of Famers makes this group very appealing to collectors. Total: 11 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+.

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