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Encapsulated and assessed "Authentic" with Autograph Grade MINT 9 by Beckett. Hall of Famer. The star third baseman has placed a strong, blue fountain pen signature on the otherwise unmarked obverse of this 1927 Exhibits arcade card collectible. Lindstrom, who was enshrined at Cooperstown in 1976, passed away in 1981.

The postcard-sized products of Chicago's Exhibit Supply Co. enjoyed nationwide distribution – primarily through free-standing vending machines in arcades and amusement parks – from the early 1920s until the mid-1970s. The cards covered a variety of topics, including actors/actresses, cowboys, pretty girls, comics, numerous novelty themes and baseball players, with the latter being the most popular subjects. Unlike their gum card counterparts, though, arcade cards weren't carefully unpacked from secure, protective wrappers and neatly filed or preserved. Instead, a majority quickly landed in shirt- or pants-pockets immediately upon purchase, and thereafter wound up suffering catastrophic damage as their new owners went on to enjoy roller coasters, pony rides and other amusement park activities. Sadly, many of the items were thrown away. A few, however, did manage to endure the obvious pitfalls, and one such group – a number of high-quality, player-signed survivors from the scarce and content-rich 1927 Exhibits series – are offered in this sale. That the cards transitioned through the decades is nothing less than remarkable, and the fact that the items are adorned with splendid signatures reflects the ultimate in favorable circumstances.
1927 Exhibits Freddy Lindstrom Signed Card – Beckett MINT 9 Signature
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Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $615.00
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
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