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Card # 263 Helmar Oasis
Player Position Team
Mel OTT Helmar sign behind New York Giants
Top Auction Price Total Sold Avg # Bids Avg # Bidders Last Sold
$ 153.50 9 11 7 August 30, 2022

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About the Player

The short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: “This lad is going to be one of the greatest left-handed hitters this league has ever seen,” said manager John J. McGraw after witnessing Mel Ott’s audition in 1925. Mel has been near the top of the league in homers, RBI, and walks throughout his career. His best year was 1932 when he led the league with 38 roundtrippers, 100 walks, and a .424 on-base average. In the ’33 World Series, Mel hit .389, cracked two homers, and compiled a slugging average of .722 as the Giants bested the Senators. Mel stands 5’9” and weighs 171 pounds, throws right.

About the Series

Seven layers make up a Helmar Oasis card. Each layer has to fit perfectly. It takes a long time to construct each card, then scuff it to make it seem well-worn; it's already well-loved, by us. Oasis is designed to evoke the Gaslight Style, a name applied to commercial trade signs of the 1870's through 1890's, in an era that succumbed to electric light. The essence of Helmar Oasis is depth. The pictures of the players arise in a shadowy light, to seem like they're almost emerging from another plane of existence. Each card is about 2.65' x 4'.

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Helmar Oasis, New York Giants
Card #Thumbnail PicPlayer NamePositionTop Auction Price
40MATHEWSON, ChristyBlack cap$ 203.50
41Donlin, MikeBlack uniform$ 180.38
42Taylor, DummyNo cap$ 151.39
166Snodgrass, FredBlack uniform$ 39.50
169HUBBELL, CarlHolding ball $ 51.05
170MARQUARD, RubeBlack hat, white bill$ 46.99
171Taylor, DummyWhite uniform, collar up$ 104.50
172BRESNAHAN, RogerWhite uniform/hat, bat showing$ 104.50
175Meyers, ChiefStriped uniform, black hat$ 54.00
179McGINNITY, Joe 'Iron Man'Black uniform, white hat$ 77.00
181McGRAW, JohnWhite uniform, black hat. With bat$ 138.50
185BANCROFT, DaveRed striped uniform$ 33.00
263OTT, MelHelmar sign behind$ 153.50
271Devlin, ArtHelmar sign behind$ 45.00
289FRISCH, FrankHelmar sign behind$ 51.00
381Tenney, FredGreen and blue shaded background$ 99.89


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Helmar Oasis #263 Mel OTT New York Giants HOF
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Final prices include buyers premium: $52.80
Estimate: $87.00 - $154.00
Number Bids:8

This is a recent, hand-made art card by HELMAR. If you are unfamiliar with Helmar, please read about the series on our website.

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