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Offered is a 4-set run of 1952 through 1955 Red Man tobacco cards. Red Man's four releases are some of the most beautiful and popular cards of their time. These colorful pieces, distributed on a one-card-per-pack basis in bags of leafy chewing tobacco drew to a close the long-standing relationship between tobacco products and baseball cards. Unless noted, all of the cards have had their tabs removed. 1952 Red Man Tobacco (51) - Near set 51 of 52 cards. Highlights include: #'s 1A Stengel (VG/EX), 2N Ashburn (VG), 3A Berra (FR, mark), 8A Feller (GD/VG), 16N Musial (PR), 17N Reese (VG), 21N Snider (GD) and 23A Williams (GD/VG). Missing #15N Mays for completion; 1953 Red Man Tobacco (52) - Near set 51 of 52 cards plus duplicate. Nine cards have tabs: #'s 14A, 15A, 17A, 9N, 11N, 13N, 15N, 19N and 25N. Highlights include: #'s 1A Stengel (VG), 3A Berra (GD/VG), 5N Campanella (EX-), 10A Rizzuto (VG/EX), 10N Reese (VG/EX), 14N Snider (VG/EX), 19N Spahn/With Tab (EX/MT) and 26N Musial (GD). Missing 19A for completion; 1954 Red Man Tobacco (53) - Near set 45 of 50 cards plus duplicates. Eleven cards have tabs; #'s 3A, 4A, 7A, 15A, 20A, 21A, 25A, 4N, 5N, 16N and 17N. Highlights include: #'s 4A Kell/Boston (VG), 11N Spahn (VG-), 13N Campanella (GD), 15N Reese (GD), 16A Ford (VG), 16N Snider/With Tab (GD, erased pencil), 20A Berra/With Tab (VG) and 25N Mays (VG). Missing #'s 6A Mele, 9A Philley, 17A, 6N and 19N Slaughter for completion; 1955 Red Man Tobacco (54) - Near set 49 of 50 cards plus duplicates. Highlights include: #'s 7N Mays (VG/EX), 16A Berra (GD), 17N Reese (EX) and 19N Snider (VG/EX). Missing #3A Ford for completion. Overall, the cards aggregate grade is about VG.
1952-55 Red Man Tobacco Sets Collection (4 Different)
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,045.50
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Sunday, May 12, 2019.
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