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Presented is a 1930s R78 World Wide Gum "Jungle Gum" 48-card complete set plus a wrapper. "Start a Zoo - As You Chew" reads the text on the back of the cards in the 1930s Jungle Gum set, consisting of beautiful pastel colored images of exotic animals from around the world. The response from consumers should have been "Shame on You!" The cards state that it is a 192-card set. In fact, only 48 were ever produced. The first series consisted of 24 cards consecutively numbered from 1-24. The second, and last series was skip numbered from 25 to 71. From Boston to Peoria kids were wandering from candy store to candy store in search of the missing numbers. Includes: Graded PSA NM-MT 8: 2 cards w/#'s 45 and 61; PSA NM+ 7.5: 1 card, #41; PSA NM 7: 2 cards w/#'s 35 and 47. Grades 13% NM to NM/MT, 51% EX to EX/MT, 21% VG to VG/EX, 15% PR to GD due to glue on card backs. The wrapper grades GD due to creasing.
1930s R78 World Wide Gum Jungle Gum Complete Set (48) Plus Wrapper1930s R78 World Wide Gum Jungle Gum Complete Set (48) Plus Wrapper
1930s R78 World Wide Gum "Jungle Gum" Complete Set (48) Plus Wrapper
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $300
Price Realized (Includes Buyers Premium): $598
Number of Bids: 9
Auction closed on: 8/30/2012