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Estimated Value: $200.00 (ungraded)

Mint and unused uncut factory double referred to in the modern collecting terms as a Double-Uncut wrapper. Comes in 5x7 inches non-recessed screwdown.

These are the 1948 Leaf gum wrappers that were used to wrap the gum in special Canadian packs of 1948 Leaf Baseball. These are from the original factory of Leaf in Toronto. The packs of cards in the Chicago production did not have the gum wrapped but just had the gum against the cardboard cards.

The company was originally founded by Sol S. Leaf in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Leaf started various candy companies beginning in the 1920’s, and they were merged into Leaf Brands in 1947. Its history includes a number of mergers, acquisitions, and divisions, as well as several name changes.

Leaf Confectionery Company introduced Rainblo Bubble Gum in 1940. In 1947, Overland Candy Company merged with Chicago Biscuit Company, Leaf Gum and Leaf Machinery. In 1948, Leaf issued its first set of baseball cards, the first post-World War II, color set.[2] In 1949, Leaf Brands reintroduced malted milk balls under the name of Whoppers Malted Milk Balls.

Kids in London, Ontario and Toronto opened packs that summer and received these but may have had to wait to trade these wrappers in for valuable premiums because Leaf never completed the deal by offering catalogs or any information.

These wrappers were destined for the test packs. Leaf decided in the long run after the test in Canada that it was not worth the cost and so the 1949 series of Leaf cards in both countries had no wrappers for the gum.

Each comic has PAT and PAL characters (PAT has "halo" hair holder and PAL has a beanie hat on). Also has PAL FORTUNE and the "For valuable premiums, save this comic.", message which was going to allow kids to trade these in for free baseball prizes.

Extra pics show other singles in the series. The singles are hard to find and the double-uncuts are very hard to find.

There have been double-uncut factory versions and triple-uncut factory versions at auction in the 1990's. Those sold for $150 and $350 respectively at the Green & Sons auctions. I have several boxes of old paper that I used to deal 20 years ago and these were in those factory boxes of paperwork. I sold a Babe Ruth card to Al Rosen a few years back at the Cleveland National in the 1990's and showed him one of the single wrappers of these and he recognized them. I also showed them to some of the Tuff Stuff staff at the show and they had heard of the Toronto test packs.

I wanted to mention this just in case it makes a difference to anyone. I have a 30-day money back guarantee so buy with confidence.
You are buying one that will come to you in a screw down and in mint condition. Non-recessed.
You are NOT buying the 6 in the display below. I wanted to show you other designs. There were 14 in the set. The code is 114 which means Leaf wrapper set 1; 14 in set. By 1950 Leaf decided to stop doing cards and the Pal brand of gum continued with pieces of gum in red and blue wrappers. These comics pre-date 1954's Bazooka Joe for Topps. Pat and Friends were penned by Strausberg in Chicago for Leaf.

I will also be offering single unused wrapper panels soon for $40.00 ungraded and then for $300 graded.

Very RARE 1948 Leaf Baseball Canadian TEST Double-Uncut Wrappers

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