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Presented is an attractive 72-card complete set of R145 Gum, Inc. "Superman" non-sports cards issued in 1940. Superman was an instant success following his creation in 1939, and he has endured for three generations as the most popular super-hero of all time. On these phenomenal cards, the first son of Krypton is portrayed in dozens of ways: fighting evil, rescuing the distressed, and seeking justice as only Superman could. Rarely offered as a complete set due to the difficulty of locating the "High Number" entries. Highlights include: #'s 1 Superman (FR) and 72 Superman vs. Torpedo (GD). The "Low Numbers" (48; #'s 1-48) grade 23% EX, 77% VG to VG/EX (including one lesser); the "High Numbers" (24; #'s 49-72) grade 42% VG, 58% GD to GD/VG (including one lesser). Overall, the set grades 15% EX, 64% VG to VG/EX, 21% GD to GD/VG (including two lesser). As a point of reference on value, Goldin Auctions sold a similar, lesser-conditioned set for nearly $5,250 in their October Legends 2019 sale (lot #137).
1940 R145 Gum, Inc. "Superman" Complete Set (72)
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Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $5,100.00
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
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