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    1932 U.S. Caramel Lefty Grove #27 SGC 35 Good+ 2.5. This auction features the final examples from 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 handle 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 card 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 35 Good+ 2.5, The card shows two light creases, three quality corners, close to perfect centering with the lone criticism the corner wear and a moisture stain seen on the reverse at one corner.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    30th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 16
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