Lot # 205: 1911-14 D304 Brunner's Bread Mike Kelly - SGC GD 2

Category: 1900-1948

Starting Bid: $75.00

Bids: 10 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter, 2023 Set Builder Auction",
which ran from 1/28/2023 12:00 AM to
2/11/2023 9:00 PM

Brunners was one of five brands of bread made by the General Baking Company of Buffalo, New York. Rife with variations, the set didn't get a rise out of the collectors of the day and is considered scarce.  You'll search in vain for Mike Kelly but if you look for Billy Kelly you will find a catcher who played sparingly from 1910-13, primarily for the Pirates.  One of a handful of relative unknowns in a set replete with hall-of-famers and big names, his inclusion is curious as he never lived or played in Buffalo.

Assigned a catalog number of D304 by Jefferson Burdick, the cards are colorful if somewhat fanciful.  This example show some corner wear and a couple of not-too-intrusive small creases, with wonderful pastel colors and a really nice reverse extolling the virtues of Brunner's Butter Krust Bread and some strange association with Buster Brown, let alone an apparent numbering scheme that defies logic. 

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