Lot # 235: 1880s H804-7 Baseball Comics "Merchants Gargling Oil" SGC-Graded Complete Set (5)

Category: 19th Century

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 10 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2022 - 10th Anniversary Auction",
which ran from 11/6/2022 12:00 PM to
11/26/2022 9:00 PM

Among the more popular of the baseball-related advertising trade cards today, a complete set of H804-7 "Merchant's Gargling Oil" cards.  Each card features an illustration of a disturbing-looking rotund ballplayer in what appears to be game situations.  The full-color lithos were used to promote several different companies, though the one seen most frequently is Merchant's Gargling Oil, the company advertised on all five of these cards.  Each graded by SGC, the primary condition flaws, as is typically the case, on the reverse, where the telltale discolorations associated with being stored in the pages of scrapbooks can be seen.  All five have been graded by SGC, as follows:  1) SGC VG 3 (1 card): Struck Out.  2) SGC FR 1.5 (2 cards): A Close Affair, Bravo! The Pet of the Nine. 3) SGC PR 1 (1 card): The Hero of a Home Run.  4) SGC A (1 card): Something Must Be Done.  All  five cards are attractive, considerably stronger than their assigned grade.  Five cards total.

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