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Exceptional complete 1934-36 Diamond Stars set which includes 40 extra cards, a healthy start towards a complete master set.  The Diamond Stars issue was produced by National Chicle and issued in packs of Diamond Stars gum of a period of three years.  Due to the multiple years of issue, a variety of card backs exist; a total of 170 different cards make up a master set.

Featuring beautiful art deco designs that dovetail with the National Chicle football and "Sky Birds" issues, the set is one of the most underrated prewar issues in the hobby, likely due to the absence of a Ruth or a Gehrig in the set.  Loaded with Hall of Famers, stars, and variations, the set is challenging to complete, with a master set even more so.

Presented here is a total of 148 cards, representing a complete set with many duplicates contributing to the master set.  The set varies in condition but largely boasts exceptional visual appeal.  We took a group of fifteen cards to submit to PSA, the results as follows:  PSA EX-MT 6 (2 cards): #14 Terry (HOF), #44 Hornsby (HOF); PSA EX-MT 6 (MK) (1 card): #99 Traynor (HOF); PSA EX 5 (1 card): #100 Averill (HOF); PSA VG-EX+ 4.5 (2 cards): #9 Cochrane (HOF), #27 Traynor (HOF); PSA VG-EX 4 (3 cards): #28 Lopez (HOF), #64 Foxx (HOF), #103 Dickey (HOF); PSA VG+ 3.5 (1 card): Ernie Lombardi (HOF); PSA VG 3 (MK) (1 card): #54 Greenberg (HOF), PSA GOOD+ 2.5 (1 card): #50 Ott (HOF);  PSA GOOD 2 (3 cards): #36 "Earnie" Lombardi (HOF), #54 Greenburg (HOF), #102 Mungo.  A complete condition breakdown of the set is as follows: 2% NM and better; 13% EX-MT; 17% EX; 21% VG/EX; 24% VG; 14% GOOD, 9% FAIR and lesser.  The remaining keys grade as follows:

#1 Grove (VG), #2 Simmons (VG/EX), #3 Maranville (F), #9 Cochrane 1935 (VG), #11 Dickey (VG), #16 L Waner 1934 (VG/EX); #16 L Waner 1935 (G), #18 Hafey 1934 (VG/EX), #18 Hafey 1935 (PR), #30 Manush 1935 (G), #30 Manush 1935 Blue (VG), #31 Cuyler EX/MT, #32 Rice VG/EX, #35 Averill (EX), #36 Lombardi (VG/EX), #39 Hubbell (VG/EX), #43 Lyons (EX), #48 Ferrell (VG), #59 Bottomley (VG), #60 Ruffing (VG), #66 Medwick (VG), #74 Lazzeri (P), #77 Gehringer (G), #91 Harris (EX), #95 Appling (EX), #97 Lopez (F).  The cards MISSING for completion of a master set are as follows: #1a (1934 green), #2a (1934 green), #2c (1936 blue), #3a (1934 green), #4c (1936 blue), #5a (1934 green), #7b (1935 green), #8c (1936 blue), #9a (1934 green), #11a (1934 green), #12a (1934 green), #12c (1936 blue), #14a (1934 green), #16a (1934 green), #17a (1934 green), #19a (1934 green), #20a (1934 green), #21a (1934 green), #23b (1935 green), #24b (1935 green), #31b (1936 blue), #73b (1935 blue), #73c (1936 blue), #74b (1935 blue), #74c (1936 blue), #75b (1935 blue), #75c (1936 blue), #76c (1936 blue), #77a (1935 green), #78a (1935 green), #78b (1935 blue), #79a (1935 green), #80 (1935 green), #81c (1936 blue), #82a (1935 blue), #83c (1936 blue), #84a (1935 green).  

An outstanding set, containing all 108 cards necessary for a complete set plus 40 additional, just 37 cards shy of a master set.  148 cards total.

1934-36 Diamond Stars Complete Set (108), Plus Extras - Near Master Set - 148 Cards Total!1934-36 Diamond Stars Complete Set (108), Plus Extras - Near Master Set - 148 Cards Total!1934-36 Diamond Stars Complete Set (108), Plus Extras - Near Master Set - 148 Cards Total!1934-36 Diamond Stars Complete Set (108), Plus Extras - Near Master Set - 148 Cards Total!
1934-36 Diamond Stars Complete Set (108), Plus Extras - Near Master Set - 148 Cards Total!
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Auction closed on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
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