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    1910 Dockman & Son "All Star Base-Ball Package" Complete Box with Mathewson and Coombs! Exciting finds like this are so much more than collectible. They provide facts to long-unanswered hobby questions. For a century, a very small number of cards with simple cartoon drawings and backdrops were known, but nothing in regards to their origin. Known examples were hand cut (most with large portions missing) but a few Still displayed the "All Star Base-Ball Package." It wasn't until this unique discovery we realized they are a product of John H. Dockman & Son of Baltimore. There must have been a blessed event after the cards appeared, as these read, "John H. Dockman & Sons." The generic illustrations - simplified, inverted and of other players are actually poses used in the T3 Turkey Red set.

    The pose of Mathewson here is Vic Willis as a T3; Jack Coombs here is Harry Krause in the T3 series. This is the only complete box we are aware of. There are rumors of one or two others known but no confirmation they are complete. It is nothing short of astonishing that a complete box has somehow managed to avoid the ravenous hands of anxious to see what "Candy and Gift" rested inside. These are their rarest cards of both players, in miraculous condition. The only fault of note is a short fissure in the Coombs panel. Overall, the box presents at the EX/MT level, but, truth be told, condition is of no consequence when there are just one, two, maybe three surviving examples. If the hobby had an "endangered" list this would be on it. This entire series is very rare, with just one find of quantity in almost 12 decades.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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