Lot # 35: 1948 Uncatalogued Victor Starffin (HOF)(Russia) Bromide Card—First Example Seen

Category: Baseball Cards

Starting Bid: $250.00

Bids: 4 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Auction 65 Ended 3/18/2023",
which ran from 2/27/2023 5:00 PM to
3/18/2023 11:00 PM

We have just uncovered several cards from a never-before-seen set.  One of these cards, offered here, depicts Victor Starffin.  Starffin is seen wearing a cap worn by the Stars in only in 1947 and 1948.  But Starffin was a member of the Robins in 1947.  Since the text at bottom lists Starffin as a member of the Stars, along with information from other cards in the set, we can pinpoint the year of issue to 1948.

The back of this card would normally be blank.  However, in this case, the manufacturer has designated this particular example as a prize winner card, entitling the bearer to select a card from an associated display sheet.  We can only imagine the exquisite items from which a lucky winner could make his/her choice.

Obviously, this is a super rare card, since it was completely unknown to the hobby until just a few months ago.  The winner of this lot will own a special keepsake associated with the immortal Russian pitcher, Victor Starffin, the 300 game winner and first foreigner elected to the Japan Pro Baseball Hall of Fame.

Size:  2 1/16” x 2 1/2”

Condition:  Ex+

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