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1961 Golden Press Baseball Set Lot of (2) with (1) in Original Unpunched Album

Lot Number 380

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The greatest stars of the early 20th century were assembled by Golden Press in 1961, in a unique set of (33) perforated cards labeled “Hall of Fame Baseball Stars, punch-out trading cards". Offered is a lot of (2) of these classic sets with one in the original unpunched album and one loose.


The album reports in (VG) condition with minor signs of wear including chipping on the corners, a few stress creases radiating from the spine and a few other light creases on the front cover that do not diminish the three cards located on the front, which are Babe Ruth, Mel Ott and Grover Cleveland Alexander. The back cover contains six cards, including two that are affected by indentations with Honus Wagner (heavily affected) and Walter Johnson (lightly affected). Additionally, the back cover shows some light soiling along the border at the spine. All (33) cards in this album remain in unpunched state and the interior cards present in like-new condition.


The list of included HOF stars as they appear front to back is as follows: Mel Ott, Babe Ruth, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Bill Terry, Hank Greenberg, Rogers Hornsby, Carl Hubbell, Joe DiMaggio, Dizzy Dean, Gabby Hartnett, Charlie Gehringer, George Sisler, Mickey Cochrane, Pie Traynor, Joe Cronin, Lefty Grove, Lou Gehrig, Frankie Frisch, Chief Bender, Home Run Baker, Al Simmons, John McGraw, Jimmy Foxx, Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Bill Dickey, Dazzy Vance, Walter Johnson, Eddie Collins, Nap Lajoie, Tris Speaker, Cy Young, Honus Wagner.


Also present is a loose complete set of (33) cards with the same players listed above in average (VG-EX to EX-MT) condition with deference to minor discoloration on the perimeters.

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