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    1932 U.S. Caramel Lefty Grove #27 SGC 88 NM/MT 8 - Pop Two, None Higher! This auction features a fresh collection of U.S. Caramels that yielded some the nicest cards to surface in decades. We have to thank the very existence of this collection on a descendent of the man who bought them in back in 1932 and obviously and wisely choose to never handled them. The classic "cigar box" find, the cards lay dormant for the better part of a century in a box adorned, appropriately enough, with stamps and paper ephemera about the 1932 Olympics. Lefty Grove was a superstar southpaw who a key ingredient in Connie Mack's second great Athletics dynasty in the late 1920's and early 1930's. The original owner must have been a Yankees fan as the desire to flaunt this card that appeared the season after the future Hall of Fame southpaw repeated his Pitching Triple Crown performance in 1931 with American League-topping tallies in victories (a career-best 31), earned run average (a career-low 2.06) and strike outs (175), while his Philadelphia Athletics claimed its third-straight American League pennant. Graded SGC 88 NM/MT 8, this golden age marvel is one of only two of its kind this high quality known to exist. The winner for greatest highlight honors is between the fours sharp corners which complete with the pair of blemish and problem-free surfaces, but vivid colors is making an impressive argument. It matters not, the cards is a glowing "pack fresh" treasure following 76 years in a dark box before making its auction debut.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
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