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    1916 Indianapolis Brewing Company Near Set (187/200) - A Newly Discovered Collection!
    Offered is an unprecedented 187-card near set of 1916 Indianapolis Brewing Company cards. The history of the collection can be traced back via a single family to the 1916 era. It is said the cards were bought a set and were possibly a birthday gift. 25-cents in 1916 was no small amount. A dozen cards have been lost to history.

    Card #151 featuring Babe Ruth (his rookie card) is found elsewhere in this auction and that is one of the rarest varieties, this is the entirety of the amazing find. The Indianapolis Brewing Company dates back to the late 1880's, survived prohibition by selling non-alcoholic products and formally closed in 1948. Their products won gold medals at the 1900 Paris Exposition and 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Over their IBC sold more than a dozen different beer brands and thanks to access to rail service held a large regional distribution in Indiana.

    This rare issue has a matching roster and appearance to the far more common M101-4 cards found with blank or "The Sporting News" advertising backs. Prior to this find, PSA had just 25 examples on their census making the vast majority of these cards the first and only cards in PSA holders! There are multiple brands to be found on these cards and IBC is among the rarest. We are unaware of any complete set known to exist.

    Includes: PSA EX-MT 6: 7 cards, w/#'s 28 Carey and 90 Jennings; PSA EX+ 5.5: 5 cards, w/#'s 169 Stengel, 188 Wheat and 195 Wood; PSA EX 5: 62 cards, w/#'s 33 Clarke (MC), 34 Collins, 36 Comiskey, 73 Griffith, 84 Hooper, 112 Maranville; PSA VG-EX+ 4.5: 30 cards, #'s 10 Bancroft, 55 Faber, 113 Marquard, 116 McGraw, 142 Rixey Jr., 146 Rousch; PSA VG-EX 4: 64 cards, w/#'s 9 Baker, 13 Bender, 64 Gandil, 86 Huggins, 174 Tinker, 182 Wagner, 184 Walsh; PSA VG 3: 12 cards, w/#'s 4 Alexander, 17 Brown, 54 Evers, 56 Felsch; PSA Good+ 2.5: 2 cards; PSA Good 2: 2 cards; PSA Authentic: 3 cards, #'s 44, 72 Griffiths, 96. See our web site for a complete breakdown of cards and grades.


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    Includes:
    PSA EX-MT 6: 7 cards, #'s
    28 Carey, 69, 90 Jennings, 139, 165, 173, 196;

    PSA EX+ 5.5
    : 5 cards, #'s
    128, 130, 169 Stengel, 188 Wheat, 195 Wood;

    PSA EX 5
    : 62 cards, #'s
    18, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 33 Clarke (MC), 34, 36 Comiskey, 37, 39, 48, 49, 51, 57, 58, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 70, 71, 73 Griffith, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 83, 84 Hooper, 88, 89, 93 (MC), 94 (MC), 95, 98, 105, 109 Magee, 110, 111, 112 Maranville, 114, 121, 127, 134, 137, 140, 144, 147, 153, 159, 167, 170, 172, 187, 189, 190, 192, 193, 197, 199;

    PSA VG-EX+ 4.5: 30 cards, #'s
    10 Bancroft, 14, 15, 21, 22, 25, 42, 55 Faber, 77, 108 Magee, 113 Marquard, 116 McGraw, 122, 123, 135, 136, 141, 142 Rixey Jr., 143, 146 Rousch, 149, 152, 160, 161, 162, 168, 179, 180, 194, 198;

    PSA VG-EX 4: 64 cards, #'s
    3, 5, 6 Archer, 7, 8, 9 Baker, 11, 12, 13 Bender, 16, 19, 31, 35 Collins, 40, 43, 45, 46, 52, 53, 59, 64 Gandil, 66, 68, 74, 81, 85 (MC), 86 Huggins, 92, 99, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 115, 118 Merkle, 119, 120, 124, 125, 126, 129, 131, 132, 133 (MC), 138 Pipp, 145, 150, 156, 158, 163, 166 Snodgrass, 171, 174 Tinker, 175, 176, 177, 178, 181, 182 Wagner, 183, 184 Walsh, 191, 200;

    PSA VG 3: 12 cards, #'s
    1 Adams, 2, 4 Alexander, 17 Brown, 47 (MK), 50, 54 Evers, 56 Felsch, 60, 82, 100, 185;

    PSA Good+ 2.5: 2 cards, #'s
    117, 148;

    PSA Good 2: 2 cards, #'s
    29, 157;

    PSA Authentic: 3 cards, #'s 44, 72 Griffith and 96.



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    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    18th-19th Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 21
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