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One of the hardest major sets of the 20th century to complete, it is amazing to see how few of these are on the set registry. A devious set designed to drive collectors crazy, this 98-card set has an amazing 49 different short-printed cards - half of the set! These short-printed cards are notoriously hard to find, which is probably why so few full sets ever come to market. The Satchel Paige card has been white-hot in recent years, with a public sale in October of a 3 for $24,000. The set is loaded with key cards, with many Rookie Cards and other desirable cards. The color design has always been very popular with collectors. The offered set is completely fresh to the hobby. We picked this up at the National Convention in Chicago, the cards were all in the original album (which is quite scarce and comes with the set). The cards tend to have photo corners from being in the album but others punch well above their technical grades. These are generally very attractive cards that appear two grades above the PSA grade in terms of eye appeal. There are no issues with the backs. The set is only missing cards, with note to only keys Wagner and Henrich. This should be a fairly simple project to complete. An exact inventory will be on our web site. Some of the key cards have wrong backs, which is interested given how variation obsessed this hobby has become, that people do not consider that a plus (imagine if these were T206s with such a variation!). The key cards grade as follows: 1 Joe DiMaggio 1.5 (fairly well centered with great color and a great image, creasing keeps this at a somewhat conservative 1.5), 3 Babe Ruth 2 (beautiful image with rich color, the corners are not bad, several surface creases that do not crack the paper keep this at a 2), 4 Stan Musial 2, 5 Virgil Trucks SP 2, 8 Satchel Paige SP 2 (nice color, slight print, corners are about VG-Ex, some nicks of wear in the border keep this at a very nice 2), 11 Phil Rizzuto 2.5, 13 Casimer Michaels SP 2, 19 Johnny Wyrostek SP Authentic (wrong back), 20 Hank Sauer SP 2, 30 Bill Goodman SP 1, 32 Warren Spahn 2, 33 Harry Lowrey SP Authentic (wrong back), 36 Al Zarilla SP 2, 43 Eddie Stevens SP 2, 45 Ken Keltner SP Authentic (wrong back), 48 Johnny Schmitz SP 3, 51 Alvin Dark SP Authentic (wrong back), 54 Bobby Adams SP 2, 62 Eddie Joost SP 1.5, 63 Barney McCosky SP Authentic (wrong back), 66 Orval Grove SP 1.5, 68 Ed Miller SP Black Back, not slabbed, 75 Dom DiMaggio SP Authentic (wrong back), 78 Walter Evers SP Authentic (wrong back), 79 Jackie Robinson 2 (stunning color, perfect centering bright white borders, a nick by the top center and slight creasing keep this at a gorgeous 2), 81 George Kurowski SP Authentic (wrong back), 85 Dave Philley SP 2 mc, 88 Frank Gustine SP Authentic (wrong back), 93 Bob Feller SP Authentic (wrong back), 98 Hal Newhouser SP Authentic (wrong back), 104 Edward Stewart SP 1, 108 Matthew Batts SP Authentic (wrong back), 113 Emil Leonard SP 2, 120 George Kell SP Authentic (wrong back), 121 John Pesky SP 2, 123 Clifford Fannin SP Authentic (wrong back), 127 Enos Slaughter SP 2, 129 Kirby Higbe SP Authentic (wrong back), 131 Sid Gordon SP 2, 133 Tommy Holmes SP 2 mc, 137 Harry Walker SP 3, 138 Larry Doby SP Authentic (wrong back), 142 Danny Murtaugh SP 2, 143 Dick Sisler SP Authentic (wrong back), 144 Bob Dillinger SP Authentic (wrong back), 146 Harold Reiser SP 2 mc, 149 Henry Majeski SP 2, 153 Floyd Baker SP Authentic, 158 Harry Brecheen SP 2 mc, 160 Bob Scheffing SP 1.5, 160 Bob Scheffing SP 2, 161 Vernon Stephens SP 2, 163 Freddy Hutchinson SP 1, 165 Dale Mitchell SP 2 and 168 Phil Cavaretta SP 2. There is no easy way to do an SMR value with the wrong-back cards but it would seem that these would easily run $30,000 or more as singles as presented. The slabbed cards are all PSA. Who wants to take a shot at something truly special?