1940 R50 Goudey "First Column Defenders" Complete Set (24)

Sold For: $360

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2472

Item Year: 1940

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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These colorful cards were designed, according to the original wax wrapper (not included here, but sold by REA in a past auction), to "kindle a deeper sense of Patriotism by portraying the Ideals and Principles on which our Country is founded." Images of military scenes and the American flag dominate this set. Condition is three Ex, eight Vg-Ex, eight Vg, and five Gd. Key card #1 Raising the Flag has been graded EX 60 by SGC. A rarely offered complete set of this extremely attractive and classic 1940 gum-card set. Total: 24 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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