Lot # 488: 1936 U4 Diamond Matchbooks Complete Set w/Variations! (22)

Category: 1900-1948

Starting Bid: $50.00

Bids: 11 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 4/9/2023 12:00 PM to
4/29/2023 9:00 PM

Containing only 13 subjects, the U4 series of matchbook covers are differentiated from the much larger, earlier series by inclusion of team names on reverse. Each was originally offered with a red, green, or blue border, making for 39 distinct color variations. At least one of each of the 13 subjects is included in this collection, for a total of 22/39 acheivable. Condition across the group ranges from VG-VG+ and each comes complete with original striker, though some do display handwritten notations on reverse. Matchbook covers included: 1) Tommy Carey (Geen) 2) Tony Cuccinello (Green, Blue) 3) Freddy Fitzsimmons (Red, Green) 4) Frankie Frisch (Red, Green) 5a) Charlie Grimm (Home uni, b/w - Red, Green, Blue) 5b) Charlie Grimm (Home uni, sepia - Red 6) Charlie Grimm (Road uni - Red) 7) Carl Hubbell (Red, Green) 8) Baxter Jordan (Red, Green) 9) Chuck Klein (Green) 10) Al Lopez (Red) 11) Joe Medwick (Green) 12) Van Mungo (Red, Green) 13) Mel Ott (Green). 

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