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The 1950s ushered in the Golden Age of baseball cards, and along with it came a host of regional issues thata captured the interest of collectors and never let go.  Even today, 1950s regional and non-mainstream issues - particularly those from 1954, for whatever reason - remain immensely popular among collectors.

The Red Heart Dog Food set of 1954 is among the most popular, due to its beautiful, simplistic deisgn, its colorful cards, and its incredible player selection.  With ten tough single-printed cards and 11 Hall of Famers, this 33-card set boasts something that neither the Topps or Bowman issues of that year can: a card of Hall of Famer Stan Musial.  One of the more difficult red-background cards (the cards were issued in three colored series: blue, green, and red, with red being the most scarce), the single-printed card of the popular Cardinals Hall of Famer is easily the key to the set.  The issue's desirability factor is further elevated by the presence of a beautiful portrait card of Mickey Mantle, a tough, single-printed #1 card of Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn, and a very popular card of Dodgers centerfielder Duke Snider.

Presented here is an exquisite high-grade complete set of 33 cards, each of which has been graded by PSA.  The cards are exceptional, each boasting rich color and a strong image.  The set is high-grade enough to rank #26 on the PSA Set Registry, with an outstanding GMA of 6.97.  A complete condition breakdown is as follows:  PSA MINT 9 (1 card): Billy Cox; PSA NM-MT 8 (8 cards):  George Kell (HOF), Ted Kluszewski, Harvey Kuenn, Mickey Mantle (HOF), Orestes Minoso, Red Schoendienst (HOF), Enos Slaughter (HOF), Warren Spahn (HOF); PSA NM+ 7.5 (1 card): Gus Zernial; PSA NM 7 (14 cards): Frankie Baumholtz, Gus Bell, Alvin Dark, Carl Erskine, Ferris Fain, Dee Fondy, Jim Gilliam, Bob Lemon (HOF), Sherman Lollar, Billy Martin, Hank Sauer, Duke Snider (HOF), Sammy White, Eddie Yost; PSA NM 7Q (1 card): Nelson Fox (HOF); PSA EX-MT 6 (5 cards): Richie Ashburn (HOF), Jim Hegan, Ralph Kiner (HOF), Gil McDougald, Roy McMillan, Al Rosen; PSA EX 5 (2 cards): Stan Musial (HOF), Billy Pierce.

A stunning set, with all but 8 of the cards grading NM or better.  Many collectors feel the Red Heart Dog Food set is the most attractive of all the 1950s regional issues, and one of the most beautiful sets of the decade in general.  A tremendous set.  33 cards total.

1954 Red Heart Dog Food Complete Set (33) - #26 on the PSA Registry!1954 Red Heart Dog Food Complete Set (33) - #26 on the PSA Registry!1954 Red Heart Dog Food Complete Set (33) - #26 on the PSA Registry!1954 Red Heart Dog Food Complete Set (33) - #26 on the PSA Registry!1954 Red Heart Dog Food Complete Set (33) - #26 on the PSA Registry!
1954 Red Heart Dog Food Complete Set (33) - #26 on the PSA Registry!
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Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,843
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Auction closed on Sunday, April 12, 2020.
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