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Near set (82/96) of 1935 Diamond Match Company football matchcovers. For the third consecutive year Diamond Match produced a large set of football matchbooks with a focus primarily on NFL players (several University of Georgia players are in the set as well) from the Giants, Bears, Eagles, Cardinals, Steelers, and Redskins. Unfortunately 1935 was the last year that Diamond would offer such a diverse group as their production in 1936, 1937 and 1938 decreased substantially with a focus only on a few teams. The 1935 set is challenging to complete mainly due to a lack of covers produced overall; they are just more difficult to acquire compared to their 1933 and 1934 counterparts. Conversely, each cover in the the 1935 set seems to have been produced in relatively equal numbers (although some collectors maintain that there are a few covers from 1935 that seem more difficult) and the set lacks the tremendously difficult short prints found in the 1933 set and 1934 sets. The covers were also printed with only a single background color unlike the the 1934 covers which could be found with up to four color variants.

Offered here is nearly complete 1935 set, missing only 14 covers (Anderson, Casper, Christensen, Ebding, Hewitt, Kupcha, Bill Owen, Pollock, Randolph, Rado, Schneller, Shi, Stacy, Turley) for completion. The following covers are included: Ashford, Augusterfer, Badgro, Battles, Benson, Blazine, Bond, Bray, Burnett, Bush, Caddell, Carlson, Carter, Causey, Clancy, Clark, Collins, Cook, Crawford, Cuba, Edwards, Ellstrom, Feathers, Flaherty, Gildea, Graham, Grant, Green, Greeney, Gutowsky, Hall, Hanson, Harrold, Haygood, Hein, Irvin, Johnson (Frank), Johnson (Jack), Johnsos, Jones, Jorgensen, Kenneally, Kirkman, Knox, Lackman, Mikulak, Leonard, Malkovich, Manske, Masterson, McMillen, Mikulak, Miller (Ookie), Miller (Milford), Minot, Mitchell, Morgan, Musso, Newman, Nichelini, Owen (Steve), Padlow, Pangle, Pittman, Presnell, Reese, Richards, Russell, Sandberg, Sebastian, Sisk, Sorboe, Storm, Strong, Strott, Sullivan, Treadway, Urevig, Vaughan, Weinstock, Wisenbaugh, Zeller, Zizak.

Regarding condition all covers have strikers intact with a handful reinforced with tape on the reverse; the majority of the covers have collector's notations in pencil on the reverse regarding checklist position and set. Fourteen of the covers have a small (1/8" in diameter) circular hole punched in the midline of the cover near the striker. Please contact us with questions regarding the condition of specific covers.

1935 Diamond Match Football Near Set (82/96)!1935 Diamond Match Football Near Set (82/96)!1935 Diamond Match Football Near Set (82/96)!1935 Diamond Match Football Near Set (82/96)!
1935 Diamond Match Football Near Set (82/96)!1935 Diamond Match Football Near Set (82/96)!1935 Diamond Match Football Near Set (82/96)!1935 Diamond Match Football Near Set (82/96)!
1935 Diamond Match Football Near Set (82/96)!
1935 Diamond Match Football Near Set (82/96)!
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Auction closed on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

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