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    1935 National Chicle Bernie Masterson #36 Original Artwork. The National Chicle Gum "Diamond Stars" baseball series are much admired for their tantalizing use of color and that art deco style. Their 1935 football card promotion offers no less of an impressive display of colors and design and are quite noticeably more scarce. In the 1970's, a sizable collection of artwork was discovered that originated from the family of a National Chicle employee. An astonishing find that brought to the hobby over 150 pieces of original National Chicle artwork used to create the cards we so passionately pursue. We can't imagine another find of any quantity ever being discovered again.

    From that find we offer the original artwork for what turned out to be card #36 from their 1935 football series featuring Bernie Masterson of the Chicago Bears. This was a major release for the football fan of that era. His NFL career lasted from 1934 through 1940, all for Chicago where he went on to coach at both Stanford and University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

    The unique artwork comes on thick illustration board and measured approx. 4-5/8 x 5-5/8 inches. The multi-media art shows some mild soiling, there is a heavy horizontal crease and "Bernie Masterson" noted in pencil in the lower left border. Wax, now browned by the passing of time covers the reverse surface and is a necessary part of the production process. Presents excellent overall. This is a fantastic addition to any sports collection.

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    August, 2019
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
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