Total of 155 cards representing complete sets of three out of the four years of Red Man Tobacco (missing only 1953), each with the tab at the bottom of the card removed. The following condition composites and key-card grades are all without further reference to the missing tabs.
1) 1952 Complete Set of 52: Condition is 20% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 46% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 34% Gd to Vg. Keys: #1A Stengel (Ex), 1N Durocher (Vg-Ex+), 2N Ashburn (Vg-Ex), 3A Berra (Ex), 8A Feller (Vg/Vg-Ex), 9A Fox (Vg), 9N Irvin (Ex), 12N Kiner (Ex-Mt), 13A Kell (Ex+), 15N Mays (Vg+), 16N Musial (Ex-Mt), 17N Reese (Vg+ due to tiny spots of paper loss on reverse), 18N Roberts (Vg), 19N Schoendienst (Vg-Ex+), 20N Slaughter (Vg), 21N Snider (Ex), 22N Spahn (Vg-Ex), 23A Williams (Vg due to small spot of paper loss on reverse), and 24A Wynn (Ex).
2) 1954 Complete Set of 50 Plus Three Variations: Condition is 28% Vg-Ex to Ex (including three better) and 72% Gd to Vg (including a couple lesser). Keys: #1N Ashburn (Vg), 3A Fox (Vg), 4A Kell/Boston (Vg), 4A Kell/Chicago (Gd+), 5N Irvin (Vg/Vg-Ex), 10N Schoendienst (Vg), 11N Spahn (Vg-Ex+), 13N Campanella (Vg+), 15N Reese (Vg), 16A Ford (Vg), 16N Snider (Nr/Mt), 17A Rizzuto (Vg), 18N Roberts (Vg), 20A Berra (Vg), 21A Lemon (Vg), 22N Hodges (Vg), 23N Mathews (Vg-Ex+), and 25N Mays (Gd). Also includes both team variations of #6 Mele and 9 Philley.
3) 1955 Complete Set of 50: Condition is 10% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 46% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 44% Gd to Vg (including a couple lesser). Keys: #1N Ashburn (Vg), 3A Ford (Vg+), 3N Hodges (Gd-Vg), 4A Fox (Vg-Ex), 7N Mays (Vg-Ex), 8A Lemon (Vg-Ex), 10N Spahn (Vg), 12N Wilhelm (Vg-Ex+), 14A Wynn (Vg-Ex), 16A Berra (Vg), 17N Reese (Vg), 18A Doby (Vg), 18N Schoendienst (Nr/Mt), and 19N Snider (Vg+).
Red Man Tobacco cards are far rarer than most 1950s baseball cards. Many consider them to represent one of the best values of all cards from the era. With the tab of each card in this collection having been neatly removed, this is a relatively affordable, yet still very attractive complete set run of these unusual cards. Total: 155 cards. Reserve $300.