1930s R72 Schutter-Johnson "I'm Going To Be" Complete Set Minus 1 (24/25)

Sold For: $360

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2445

Item Year: 1933

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Near-complete set of twenty-four cards from the R72 "I'm Going To Be" series. Missing only legendary rarity #4 Strongman for completion. This popular set, issued with Schutter-Johnson candies during the 1930s, features colorfully illustrated professions on the front and a brief description of the job on the reverse. These cards were designed to plant seeds of future employment in the minds of young children and offered numerous suggestions ranging from practical (fireman and policeman) to ambitious (athlete and baseball player) to far-fetched (pirate). Condition is three Vg-Ex, six Vg, four Gd, and eleven lesser (including nine with the initials "C.B." stamped on the back). Despite the technically accurate assigned grades, this set remains very attractive with bold colors and perfectly printed reverse text. This is an affordable opportunity to acquire a near-complete set of this classic 1930s nonsport issue. Total: 24 cards.
Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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