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The D304 General Baking Co. series, issued between 1911 and 1914 by the Buffalo, NY-area baking company, is one of the hobby's most rare and desirable vintage bakery issues.  Commonly called "Brunners Bread" cards today, the set actually features five different back varieties (Brunners Bread, Butter Krust Bread, General Baking Company, Weber Bakery, and Martens Bakery).  Largely due to the size of the cards but also due to the issue's striking images and more regionalized distribution, this issue is one of the more unique issues of its era.

Unlike other baseball issues of the day, which often shared poses or images across multiple sets, the poses and illustrations in the D304 set are found only in this issue.  The D304 issue is also significantly more rare than the popular tobacco issues of the era, with its key cards rarely becoming available for sale in the hobby.  The 25 cards from this issue are a rarity, and we are proud to offer a large assortment of cards from the set in our inaugural auction.

The card of Giants lefty Marquard is one of the more difficult cards in the set, with just 16 graded copies in existence.  This example, graded POOR by SGC, is accurately graded, with creasing and wear throughout, plus an ink stamp and additional marking on the reverse.  Still, this is an extremely desirable and highly collectible card due to the rarity of the D304 set, and the relative rarity of the Marquard within the set.  An excellent choice for Hall of Fame type card collectors.

Population Data:
SGC Population: 11 total graded, 3 at this level, 5 higher
PSA Population: 5 total graded, 2 at this level, 3 higher
1911-14 D304 Brunners Bread Rube Marquard (HOF) - SGC POOR 101911-14 D304 Brunners Bread Rube Marquard (HOF) - SGC POOR 10
1911-14 D304 Brunners Bread Rube Marquard (HOF) - SGC POOR 10
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $142
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Saturday, October 27, 2012.
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