1934-36 Diamond Stars
#54 Hank Greenberg (Correct Spelling)

This issue featuring Hall-of-Fame slugger Hank Greenberg is one of 108 numbered cards within the classic Diamond Stars set. Distributed by the National Chicle Co. of Cambridge, MA, between 1934-1936, this is one of the most collectible of all the Depression-era gum card issues. The offered example is the correctly spelled "Greenberg" variety issue, and dates to 1935.

Hank Greenberg was one of the premier power-hitters of his generation. During his 13-year career (1930, 1933-1947), he led the American League in home runs and RBI's four times each. His total of 58 home runs in 1938 is tied for fourth highest in the pre-steroids era. Greenberg was the American League's MVP Award winner twice, was a two-time World Series champion with the Tigers, and was named to five All Star teams.

This is a superb, premium quality example with outstanding eye-appeal. It is virtually perfectly centered - both top to bottom and right to left. All four corners are sharp and squared-up. The borders have a touch of light vintage toning, the print is ultra-clean, and Greenberg's crystal-clear image is bold and unblemished. The gorgeous artwork and design elements are richly colored and display a pristine satiny sheen. And the bright fern-green lettering on the card-back is boldly impressed. This is one of just two copies certified NM/MT+ 92 by SGC, with just one finer.

Price: $3,650.00
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