April 2019 Spring Premium Auction - Rare & High-Grade Cards You Won't Find Anywhere Else
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/5/2019
Offered is an extremely obscure 1947 Bond Bread Perforated Dual Sided Stan Musial rookie card that predates the St. Louis legend's 1948 Leaf and Bowman rookie cards. Recently graded PSA 5 EX but appearing to be in far better than excellent condition, the offered copy is one of only two examples to ever surface at PSA, both in the EX 5 grade. The card's corners and edges appear to be in strong NM to even mint condition overall, but the bottom left front corner, just beneath Musial's outstretched glove, may be the reason for the seemingly harsh assessment of EX 5, as its perforation appears to reach into the card's interior a degree further than the perforations on its opposing corners. Both surfaces likewise appear to be in significantly above-grade condition with no signs of paper loss, creasing, or other imperfections. The back shows an image of the prolific American film and television actor turned director and producer, Dick Powell, who is memorialized with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

Virtually nothing is known about the rare 1947 Bond Bread Perforated Dual sided cards other than that they are extraordinarily scarce, with the offered Stan Musial and Dick Powell card rating as one of the only copies known to exist. In our last auction, we sold the Jackie Robinson card from the same set for $4,910, also graded EX 5 and registering as one of just two copies on record at PSA. Significantly harder to find than than their Bond Bread Exhibit card counterparts, we've speculated that the perforated cards may have been some sort of proof used by its manufacturer, a company called Elgee, to publicize examples of its printed products, which ranged from baseball to boxing cards as well as entertainment cards. Whether you're a Hall of Fame rookie card collector or simply a fan of "The Man," you can't go wrong with a bid on this proven scarcity. Not only is it rare, and not only does it feature a double dose of American Golden Age iconography, but it is also somewhat similar to the iconic, condition sensitive 1996 Sports Illustrated for Kids Tiger Woods rookie card. Both are important cards; both are perforated and nearly impossible to find in high-grade condition. Only, this one is half-a-century older and about 100,000 times scarcer.
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Minimum Bid: $250
Final prices include buyers premium: $727
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Sunday, May 5, 2019.
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