69 Diamond Matchbook Covers and 3 Matchbooks – All Cubs – from 4 1934-36 Series.
Lot 44. 69 Diamond Matchbook Covers and 3 Matchbooks – All Cubs – from 4 1934-36 Series. The matches have been removed from the matchbooks. The strikers remain unless otherwise indicated. Twenty-eight covers are from the 1934 SILVER BORDER SERIES: Bush, Camilli, Cuyler vg, English Galan, Grimm, Hack (2, one blue, one orange), Hartnett vg, Babe Herman (no striker), Billy Herman ex, Joiner (striker removed), Jurges, Klein vg+ to ex, Lee, Malone, Nelson (4, two blue, one without a striker, one orange and one green), Stainback, Stephenson (2, one red, one blue), Tate (2, one orange, one green) and Tinning (2, one blue, one green). Three matchbooks are without matches but have not been unfolded: Klein vg+ to ex, Tinning ex-m and Warneke ex. The 1934 Silver Border covers average vg-ex. Two covers, both 1935 Black Border, are without strikers: Klein vg-ex appearance and Warneke g appearance. Twenty-seven additional matchbook covers are from the 1936 TEAM ON THE BACK SERIES: Bryant (striker removed), Carleton (2, both red), Casey (no striker), Cihocki, Cuyler (no striker; otherwise) vg+, Galan (2, one red, one blue ), Grimm, Hack, Hartnett (2) one red, one blue, each ex; Billy Herman (2, both green) one ex and one vg+ to ex; Joiner, Jurges, Klein (half of striker removed; otherwise) vg, Kowalik, Lee (2, one blue, one red), Lindstrom (a small portion of the striker removed; otherwise) vg-ex, O’Dea, Root, Stainback and Warneke (3, one blue, two green, striker problems with all three). The 1936 Team on the Back covers that are not graded above average vg. And finally, 12 1936 Cubs Series: Grimm, first pose (4, two red, two green) and Grimm, second pose (8, three red, three blue, two green). These covers are vg-ex. Winning Bid $198.