1948 Leaf "Pirates" Complete Set (49) Plus Wax Wrapper and Variation

Sold For: $1,080

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2494

Item Year: 1948

Category: Non-Sports Cards/Sheets/Card Artwork

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Presented is a complete set of 1948 Leaf "Pirates" consisting of all forty-nine cards in the set. This popular set features various pirates from throughout history in colorful portraits and scenes. The primitive design and unusual coloration process used by Leaf make this issue very susceptible to printing flaws, and collecting the set in high grade is extremely challenging. This set is also notorious for the cards often being out of register. Condition is 28% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 56% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 16% Gd to Vg (including a couple lesser). A rare "no card number" variation of "Black" Taylor (Poor condition due to paper loss on the front) is also included. Also accompanying the set is an original wax wrapper. It grades Good due to some modest tears where the wrapper was opened. This is an extremely attractive and relatively affordable complete set of this popular 1940s nonsport issue. Total: 51 items (50 cards and one wrapper). Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.

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