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03-02-2008, 10:08 AM
Posted By: <b>Carl Lamendola</b><p>I picked this up 10 years ago from an oldtime collector who stopped collecting in the 1970's. Sport Company of America solicited all the big names to get their permission on the card. They sent a few samples. Apparently, some big names like Red Grange and Ty Cobb (See the BMW offering on Ebay) never gave permission. If they signed up they were given 500 samples. This would make this his "rookie" card, I beleive. Notwithstanding the Shotwell sets. I do have a few other Grange's from the same era, but its difficult to pin a date on them. I believe this card was issued in 1925.<br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1204510192.JPG">

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03-02-2008, 06:58 PM
Posted By: <b>Andrew Saboley</b><p>Carl, I wonder how many blank backed promo Spaldings are still in existence? And what the approx. value would be on your card?

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03-02-2008, 10:31 PM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>In the estate auction of baseball HOFer Harry Hooper was an uncut sheet of the cards. The auction said he had been given the sheet for appearing in the set.

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03-03-2008, 04:35 PM
Posted By: <b>boxingcardman</b><p>From his 1926 movie One Minute To Play. Scroll down to image #83<br /><br /><a href="http://imageevent.com/exhibitman/interestingexhibitcards" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://imageevent.com/exhibitman/interestingexhibitcards</a><br /><br /><br><br>Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc

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03-03-2008, 07:51 PM
Posted By: <b>Carl Lamendola</b><p>#1 I actually have a photo copy of a letter by the president of sport company of america<br />promising a different player (baseball) that they would receive 500 cards if they participated.<br />Value - who knows - BMW is trying to get $5K for his Cobb....I think Red Grange was more important to football than Ty Cobb to baseball....I would think Grange is the Babe Ruth of football.<br /><br />#2 I have the Red Grange Exhibit - There are actually two different - but I think the "purest" considers one minute to play a "non-sports" issue - but its a football-related card in my book.

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03-04-2008, 09:01 AM
Posted By: <b>Michael Moran</b><p>I believe this was inserted in the box with the Red Grange Western Wilson Football "at very moderate prices, $5.00, $3.50, $2.00"<br /><br /><img src="http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj277/revmoran/1928Grange.jpg">

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03-04-2008, 09:08 AM
Posted By: <b>boxingcardman</b><p>There is a second exhibit from the movie and it is an on-field in-action shot. I hope it is a nonsports card so SGC will slab mine for five bucks! <br><br>Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc

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03-05-2008, 06:01 PM
Posted By: <b>Carl Lamendola</b><p>I have the same issue with the 1963 Fleer Football inserts - Goofy Gags. I guess SGC would consider them a non-sports issue?<br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1204768872.JPG">

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03-05-2008, 06:16 PM
Posted By: <b>Carl Lamendola</b><p>Star Player Candy <br /> <img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1204769117.JPG"> <br /><br />Mayfair<br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1204769162.JPG"> <br /><br />The best for last ---- 1920's Strip card.<br /><br />Can anyone identify this for me - This is one of a few cards that I have that <br />has stumped me - could it be a W590? I have a NY Giant player from the same<br />series.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1204769692.JPG">

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03-06-2008, 09:25 AM
Posted By: <b>boxingcardman</b><p>The set had subjects from a variety of sports. There is a Harry Wills boxing example on my site (item #64):<br /><br /><a href="http://www.imageevent.com/exhibitman/rareboxingcards" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://www.imageevent.com/exhibitman/rareboxingcards</a><br><br>Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc