Lot # 216: 1933 Rittenhouse Candy E285 Near Complete Set - SGC Graded (Missing only the two Ruths which are lots 214 & 215)

Category: 1921-1939

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 10 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer 2022 Auction",
which ran from 8/18/2022 12:00 PM to
9/10/2022 7:00 PM



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(LOT 216)
1933 Rittenhouse Candy E285 Near Complete Set - SGC Graded (Missing only the two Ruths which are lots 214 & 215)

NEW TO THE HOBBY!!! It isn't too often that the 1933 Rittenhouse Candy Company cards come up for auction, let alone a complete set, until now. This unique E285 issue was designed to resemble a playing card set with a photo of the player at center in red, orange, blue or green. The backs consist of one large letter for collectors to spell out "Rittenhouse Candy Co." for extra enjoyment when assembling this release. Perhaps accounting for such extremely low-pop results was Rittenhouse's rewards/premium campaign that if you acquired a full set spelling out "Rittenhouse Candy Co " you could turn them in for various prizes.

Obviously, many young candy consumers did exactly that making complete sets or even high-grade samples scarce today, nearly 90 years after release. Offered is an extremely high-grade near-set of this rare issue carrying 50 cards, minus the two Babe Ruth (Lot # 215 Ace of Spades & Lot #214 King of Clubs) cards offered individually in this auction. Every one of the offered examples is a low-pop of POP 1 or POP 2 with 42 of 50 being the highest graded cards according to SGC's Pop Report. Highlighting this scarce offering are Hall of Famers Jimmie Foxx, Joe Cronin, Chuck Klein, Gabby Hartnett, Pie Traynor, Frankie Frisch, Al Simmons, Mel Ott and the Waner brothers. Considering that there are hardly any sets known to exist, this, along with the two Ruth cards in this auction, would combine to be, by far, the nicest set in the hobby.

MIN BID $2,500

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