Lot # 474: 1933 R300 George C. Miller Paul Waner (HOF) - SGC VG 3

Category: 1900-1948

Starting Bid: $150.00

Bids: 32 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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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

Boston MA confectioner George C. Miller & Co keeping up with its local competitors Goudey and National Chicle issued a 32-card baseball card set along with packages of its toffee in 1933. The set contained 16 American League and 16 National League players and was issued as part of a much larger promotion where youngsters could collect complete sets and then redeem them for prizes. The company would then cancel the cards (with a hole punch or by clipping the bottom third of the card) and then return them to the collector with their prize. Due to the company's regional distribution these cards are much more scarce than their Goudey or National Chicle counterparts. Additionally the prevalence of cancelled cards makes uncancelled examples all the more scarce.  Beautiful card of Hall of Famer Paul Waner, graded VG 3 due to light wear.  The grade seems very conservative, as the card looks clean and colorful, but the surface and corner wear was enough for SGC to reduce the grade to VG.

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