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    1935 R311-2 Football Premiums Complete Set (17). The wrappers of National Chicle's "Football Stars" gum cards had an offer where in exchange for 20 wrappers, retailers would hand out just one "FAMOUS ALL-AMERICAN GRIDIRON PHOTOS." These are those photos and they represent the exchange of 340 wrappers assuming distribution was equal! Now, 85-years later these premium photos are quite scarce and some might say are simply rare. How few complete sets exist? Not many is a safe answer. As with other premium issues, heavy damage tom the thin paper is common. Things like rips and tears, ink or pencil writing plus small holes and/or tape for display are common. This is not only a rare complete set but it is at a condition level that poses a Herculean feat to assemble or try to replicate. Six have been graded by PSA. Incudes: Graded - PSA VG+ 3.5: 1 card, 1934 Chicago Bears; PSA VG 3: 2 cards, Casey, Pitt vs. Navy; PSA Good+ 2.5: 1 card, Switzer-Cornell vs. Columbia; PSA Good 2: 2 cards, Red Grange-Bears and Notre Dame vs. Army. Ungraded - A Tight Spot/Howell, Joe Bach, "Tarzan" Christensen, Cotton Goes Places. . ., "Stan" Kostka, Maniaci/Fordham Back..., Harry Newman, 1934 New York Giants, 1935Pittsburgh Pirates, Redskins vs. Lions, The Greatest Tackle ever Photographed and Touchdown! Grades 47% VG or a little nicer, 53% Lesser.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2021
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 25
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