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1927 Honey Boy Ice Cream Near Set (16/21)....

2009 October Signature Sports Memorabilia Auction #716

 
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Auction Ended On: Oct 1, 2009
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1927 Honey Boy Ice Cream Near Set (16/21). Each card has been graded by SGC. Every subject has a total population of six or fewer, most pop totals are four or less. A true "attic find" this fresh-to-the-hobby presentation has been the property of one family since the 1920's. Found among the personal belongings in the proverbial "trunk in the attic" the cards have remained in rather nice condition for the last 82 years. This rare series is on the want list of almost every advanced collector. Their rarity is likely explained by the offer of a free "brick" of ice cream which could be exchanged for a complete set of 21-cards. Particularly interesting is that the cards were only "redeemable at our plant" suggesting the circulation of these 1-9/16" x 2-3/8" thin card stock collectibles was limited to one local town. As was the practice with these promotions which could be exchanged for a valuable prize, one card was pulled from circulation. In light of what we know from other sets, George Sisler (card #11) is missing here from an original holding plus the pop report shows only one submitted Sisler. We believe that much like the important "pulled" cards, Sisler is the extremely rare control card for Honey Boy. The overall rarity of the set camouflaged any additional level of rarity of a single subject. In addition to this 16-card partial set we offer four additional single card lots of stars "Steamer" Maxwell (his only card appearance), Tris Speaker, Grover Alexander and Babe Ruth. Includes: Graded - SGC 60 EX 5: 2 cards w/#s 5 Siddle and 6 Cass; SGC 40 VG 3: 8 cards w/#s 2 Browne, 3 C. McVey, 4 Perlman, 7 Bradley, 13 Roush, 15 Heilmann, 16 Groh and 19 Bancroft; SGC 30 GD 2: 4 cards w/#s 8 Caslake, 12 Meusel, 17 Eddie Collins and 20 Frank Frisch; SGC 20 FR 1.5: 2 cards w/#s 9 W. McVey and 21 Burns.

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