Spring 2020 Premier Auction - Closes April 11
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The first and arguably most popular of the four Red Man Tobacco issues, the 1952 set is one of the premier card issues of the hobby's Golden Age.  Featuring large, full-color illustrations of 52 of the era's most coveted players along with some brief biographical information, the oversized nature of the cards coupled with their method of distribution (tucked outside a package of tobacco, protected only by a thin layer of cellophane) make the issue particularly condition sensitive.  In addition, each card featured a coupon that could be redeemed for a free baseball cap; as a result, cards with the coupons still attached are more scarce and valuable than those without.  A total of 20 Hall of Famers including very popular cards of Ted Williams, Willie Mays and Stan Musial make this one of the most coveted card issues of the 1950s.

Presented here is an attractive midgrade set, with all the coupons still attached, a colorful and sharp grouping of cards.  A condition breakdown is as follows: NM 12%; EX/MT 21%, EX 25%, VG/EX 21%, VG 10%, GOOD 10%, with about 1% lesser.  Most of the key cards have been graded by PSA.  A breakdown of the key cards is as follows:  Asburn (PSA EX-MT 6), Berra (PSA VG-EX 4), Doby (PSA EX 5), Durocher (VG), Feller (EX), Fox (G), Irvin (EX), Kell (EX), Kiner (PSA EX-MT 6), Mays (PSA EX-MT 6), Musial (PSA EX 5), Reese (P), Roberts (EX), Schoendienst (VG-EX), Slaughter (G), Snider (PSA EX-MT 6), Spahn (G), Stengel (VG), Williams (PSA EX-MT 6), and Wynn (VG-EX).  Most of the the lesser-grade examples present well, the priimary condition flaws related to light corner wear or very light surface wrinkles neara the edges that are common with the issue.  With remarkably consistent eye appeal throughout, a fine example of this popular issue.  52 cards total.

 

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1952 Red Man Tobacco Complete Set (52)
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,952
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Auction closed on Sunday, April 12, 2020.
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