1988 Conlon Collection 30-card scarce series 3 ~ NrMT

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  • Item Category: Natural History
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Sep 06,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

Offered for your consideration is...

Sporting News Publishing Co., World Wide Sports & Baseball Superstars Inc.

1988 BASEBALL IMMORTALS Very Limited Edition ~ Series 3

SCARCE COMPLETE SET in Near-Mint Condition

30 Charles Martin Conlon photo cards plus certificate card

Third of 8 Standard Size Card Sets issued 1986-1988

In 1988, World Wide Sports, in cooperation with The Sporting News, issued several 30-card series made from original photographic negatives created by master photographer CHARLES M. CONLON. These cards, unlike earlier Conlon Collection products (1981, 1983 and 1984), are standard card size (2-1/2" by 3-1/2"). All cards are in sepia tones.

No production numbers for this series were announced but, in our experience, series 3, 4 and 5 are as scarce (or scarcer) than the 1986 and '87 numbered limited editions, and they were limited to just 12,000 each. An educated guess would be 10 to 12,000 of each - perhaps fewer.

If you lack this excellent set, consider grabbing it when available at reasonable cost. This Conlon Collection series - like all Conlons - feature the best writing to be found on the back of any baseball card. You can actually learn something by collecting Conlon sets.

Card condition is Near-Mint.

The cards include: Babe Ruth, Babe Adams, Eldon Auker, Jack Barry, Wally Berger, Ben Chapman, Frank Crosetti, Paul & Dizzy Dean,Leo Durocher, Wes Ferrell, Hank Gowdy, Andy High, Joe Judge, Tonyh Lazzeri, Pepper Martin, Lee Meadows, Johny Murphy, Steve O'Neill, Jack Picus Quinn, Charley Root, Fred Snodgrass, Jeff Tesreau, Specs Toporcer, Eddie Plank, Rogers Hornsby, Bill Terry, Tris Speaker, Carl Hubbell, Mickey Cochrane, Grover Cleveland Alexander and checklist card.

Payment must be made within 10 days after notification of purchase.

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