1942 Smilin' Jack Rare Non Sport Card Set on Uncut Strip Sheets Samuel Eppy N.Y
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Up for sale is what I believe to be very rare. It is a full set of Samuel Eppy, Inc. Smilin Jack trading cards on uncut strip sheets of 8 cards per sheet. The cards are 2-1/2" X 3", and the sheets have perforations to allow for the cards to be detached from the sheets. My seller got these from the widow of a Baltimore candy distributor, who had a business in the 1940's, and he has had them in his collection for many years. I believe cardboard was in short supply during the WWII time frame and not many collectible cards were made during this time, so I believe to find this set in original condition is a beyond rare situation. The sheets have some corner wear, and the cards have some natural toning from being so old, but I would consider the cards to be of very high quality.