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1911 S81 Large Silk Premium Frank "Home Run" Baker

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,610.00

Extremely rare 1911 S81 Large Silk of Frank "Home Run" Baker from this classic issue, which is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful sets ever produced. Baker is one of the keys to the set, of special importance both because Baker is a Hall of Famer, and also because this is one of the few designs in the S81 set which does not appear in the related T3 Turkey Red baseball cabinet card series. (Note: a card with a different artwork appears in T3 which is identified as Frank Baker, but this identification is in error and actually pictures Jack Barry.) Nearly flawless image area with extremely bold, bright colors, and near perfect registration. Some very slight fraying at the top and bottom, as is often the case with large silks, and two very light hints of soiling along the left border, otherwise in Excellent condition. This is a recently discovered, extremely attractive, and very rarely offered example of "Home Run" Baker from one of the rarest and most classic of all tobacco premium issues. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,610.00

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