Summer, 2018 Auction - Closes August 11, 2018
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The card issue referred to as the "Star Player Candy" issue of 1928 is one of the most rare of its era.  Produced by John H. Dockman & Sons (the producers of the E92 issue under the Dockman brand name), the method of distribution is unclear, the total number of cards generally thought to be 72 (the Standard Catalog lists a 73rd card of Lou Gehrig, but such a card is only rumored to exist and no proof has ever been produced).  Last year, we learned of a complete set discovered in the midwest, which was ultimately consigned to auction and sold intact; the discovery of that set yielded news of the existence of a second complete set, the only two known.  The cards are simply impossible to find, with examples virtually never becoming available.  In fact, consulting Vintage Card Prices for past sales will yield sales of only 28 of the issue's 72 cards - and their sales data dates back to 2006!

We have received a consignment consisting of an assortment of cards from the set.  Each of the cards have graded AUTHENTIC due to trimming of the white borders surrounding the card image, leaving only the player name at the bottom of the image.  Despite the trimming, the cards each present particularly well, though it should be noted that the cards are left borderless.  Each of the cards is rare in any grade, and an assortment of more than one or two in any auction is noteworthy.  

Unquestionably the key card in the issue, that of Babe Ruth, an unbelievably rare card of Ruth's.  One of just six examples graded by either PSA or SGC, and one of just two graded by PSA - both with AUTHENTIC designations.  Even low grade examples are immensely valuable, a specimen graded GOOD 20 by SGC sold for nearly $10,000 more than ten years ago.  With the image quality of a higher-grade card, this may be the only opportunity to purchase a 1928 Star Player Candy Ruth at auction in even the distant future.

1928 Star Player Candy Babe Ruth (HOF) - PSA A1928 Star Player Candy Babe Ruth (HOF) - PSA A
1928 Star Player Candy Babe Ruth (HOF) - PSA A
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Minimum Bid: $750
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,300
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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