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11-20-2008, 11:10 AM
Posted By: <b>Leon</b><p>Any one know anything about these? A visitor to my web site sent this email...<br><br>Hi Leon!<br> I was on your website and looked at some of your vintage material. It looks wonderful. I have a couple of pieces that I would like to ask you about and get an idea of what they are worth. Just a brief background. I'm working on a project that I'm finding very interesting and am blogging as I go. Hhaving recently retired I'm working on a trash to cash project. I turned in three bags of aluminum cans and got $3 in return and I'm now on a journey to see what I can turn the $3 into and am writing a blog and sharing the experience. I've only been at it for two weeks and have already gotten into some fascinating items. I'll give you the address of my blog later and you can go there and follow along if you like, but right now I need the help of an expert of sorts. I bought a book at an auction. The book itself was rather insignificant however the young man who owned the book had an interesting set of book marks in the book. There were two small pictures of Red Grange about 1.5&quot;x3&quot; . They are inscribed as #2 A Forward Pass and #11 On the Run. The back indicates that they are #2 and #11 of a 12 piece set. Also that if postage is sent in the amount of 40 cents they will send an 11&quot;x14&quot; autographed photo and for 35 cents postage an album of the complete collection and the story of Red Granges career will be sent. I'm enclosing pictures of the pieces. The backs are identical so I'm only sending one photo of the back. I found them along with a home work assignment that the young man did in April of 1926, so I assume they predate that time.They are obviously advertising pieces from the Shotwell Mfg. Co. but I don't know anything about them. I would like to share info on my blog and would be happy to credit you for the information and include a link to your website. In being true to my stated goal for my blog I must sell them. I would like to know what a fair price is and also if you would be interested in purchasing them for your collection. I would appreciate any help you can give me. My blog is <a href="http://cans-to-cash.blogspot.com" target="_new">http://cans-to-cash.blogspot.com</a> . I would certainly welcome any help you can give me.<br>Thanks<br>Dick<br><br><img src="http://luckeycards.com/shotwell1.jpg" alt="[linked image]"><br><img src="http://luckeycards.com/shotwell2.jpg" alt="[linked image]"><br><img src="http://luckeycards.com/shotwell3.jpg" alt="[linked image]"><br>

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11-21-2008, 06:55 AM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>Thanks to one of the non sports guys for sending me this link...<br><br><a href="http://www.network54.com/Forum/526604/thread/1203023936/Shotwell+Candy+-+Two+Red+Grange+sets+-+1926" target="_new">http://www.network54.com/Forum/526604/thread/1203023936/Shotwell+Candy+-+Two+Red+Grange+sets+-+1926</a>+-

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11-21-2008, 07:19 AM
Posted By: <b>Mike Blaisdell</b><p>Hi Leon,<br><br><br><br><br><br>I am getting ready to head out of town this morning so here is a quick description. The Shotwell Mfg. was a candy manufacturer and the Grange cards were inserts in one of their candy bars. They can be found in two ways: <br><br><br><br>1926 Shotwell Red Grange Blank Back <br><br>This 24 card set was inserted with Shotwell candy bars and are usually found with stains and light creasing due to packaging. This set was based on Red Grange's Movie One Minute to play.<br><br>1926 Shotwell Red Grange Ad Back<br><br>One of the few football sets issued in the 1920's. A twelve card series depicts various scences with Red Grange. Not to be confused with the also rare 24-card series based on the movie One Minute to Play. Cards were printed on a very thin and brittle paper stock and inserted in candy bars. <br><br><br>

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11-21-2008, 07:52 AM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>If anyone knows an approximate value it would be a big help.....much appreciated too!!

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11-21-2008, 07:56 AM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>Just for fun this is the only baseball Shotwell card I have ever seen ...and owned...<br><br><img src="http://luckeycards.com/pw5751varietyshotwellmfg.jpg" alt="[linked image]">

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11-21-2008, 12:00 PM
Posted By: <b>Jim VB</b><p>Leon, <br><br>Bobby B has them listed in VCP, but generally they are under $100 in PSA 1, maybe just under $200 for a PSA 3. <br><br>There was an SGC 30 that sold for $499 about 2 years ago. <br><br>They don't seem widely traded, so there isn't much info.

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11-21-2008, 08:47 PM
Posted By: <b>Ryan</b><p>I paid about $300 for this...<br><img src="http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k242/madisonry/1926%20Shotwell/1926RedGrange.jpg" alt="[linked image]"><br><br><br>I see them offered ocasionally for 100+ raw, and 300+ graded. As other posters have said, they are pretty scarce, so there isn't much data in regards to &quot;book value.&quot; They are worth simply what someone is willing to pay for them...which is typically several hundred.

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11-21-2008, 09:02 PM
Posted By: <b>leon</b><p>Thanks again guys....,the information has been passed on and is appreciated....best regards