Lot # 27: 1928 Harrington's Ice Cream #6 Babe Ruth (HOF) - SGC VG 3

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Starting Bid: $1,000.00

Bids: 26 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2021 Premier Auction",
which ran from 11/8/2021 12:00 AM to
11/27/2021 9:00 PM

The Harrington's cards of 1928 are among the more scarce of the 1928 ice cream-related issues; significant premiums are assigned to these cards over the more common Yuengling issue that utilizes similar design.  One of four ice cream-related issues released in 1928 (Yuengling, Tharp's and Sweetman being the others), not much is known about the four issues, despite the fact that their player selection reads like a "who's who" of baseball, containing 33 Hall of Famers in the small, 60-card set.  Given that the cards were primarily given to children along with ice cream, they are susceptible to a number of condition woes, including stains, fingerprints and all manner of dirt and grime.  The cards of  Babe Ruth are the obvious keys to all four sets, and are extremely difficult to find with strong eye appeal.  This example is tremendous, a clean and well-centered specimen graded VG 3 by SGC.  The grade is primarily due to corner wear, with a few small corner creases most prevalent at the upper right.  The card reverse features the offer of a free gallon of ice cream upon redemption of a complete set, but not the added offer of a quart of ice cream in exchange for Babe Ruth that is featured on many of the Harrington's backs.  A truly exceptional card from a scarce late-1920s ice cream issue.

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