March 2012
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There are a number of daunting challenges available to the serious collector of football cards, but virtually all of these pale by measure of difficulty when compared to the box-panel designs that adorned Wheaties boxes between 1935 and 1937. Although similar in motif to the company's baseball panels, the pro and college football entries are a quantum leap beyond those in terms of sheer rarity. Amazingly, a full, master set of the football subjects is here presented. The master set's fifty components -- distinguished by the cereal brand's familiar orange-and-blue graphics -- hold among their roster a variety of cards that almost never surface, and their emergence here, as a comprehensive array, is simply phenomenal. The set includes: 1935 "1934 All-American" (12) - Barclay, Hartwig, Howell, Hutson, Kostka, Larson, Lee, Maddox, Monahan, Richardson, Shepherd, Warburton; 1935 "Fancy Frames" (8) - Armstrong, Cagle, Friedman, Grange, H. Jones, Kepke, Nevers, Warner; 1936 "1935 All-American" (12) - Biese, Bierman, Lester, Michaels, Millner, Moscrip, Pilney, D. Smith, R. Smith, Spain, Wasicek, Wilson; "Coaches" Series (7) - Bierman, Crowley, Dawson, Kerr, McMillin, Stuhldreher, Waldorf; "6-Man Football" (5) - numbered 2-6, inclusive, w/Kerr, Thornhill, Hollingbery, Bierman, Solem; "Big Ten" (6) - Danowski, Herber, Kercheval, Manske, Nagurski, Game Board. The items vary in dimensions as a function of the box sizes associated with their distribution. Many are EX or finer in appearance (some lesser) with routine faults generally consistent with shelf-wear or, in some, slightly haphazard cutting as they were separated from their original containers.

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Exceedingly Rare 1935-37 Wheaties Football Complete Master Set (50)Exceedingly Rare 1935-37 Wheaties Football Complete Master Set (50)Exceedingly Rare 1935-37 Wheaties Football Complete Master Set (50)Exceedingly Rare 1935-37 Wheaties Football Complete Master Set (50)
Exceedingly Rare 1935-37 Wheaties Football Complete Master Set (50)Exceedingly Rare 1935-37 Wheaties Football Complete Master Set (50)Exceedingly Rare 1935-37 Wheaties Football Complete Master Set (50)
Exceedingly Rare 1935-37 Wheaties Football Complete Master Set (50)
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final Bid(Includes Buyers Premium): $4,780
Number of Bids: 12
Auction closed on: 3/8/2012