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Lot # 434 (of 1673)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1914 T222 Fatima Individual Players Graded Collection (3)

Starting Bid - $300.00 , Sold For - $940.00

Collection of three T222 Fatima player cards issued by the Leggett & Myers Tobacco Company in 1914, comprised of two fairly high grade (for this issue) "commons" and a very sharp looking example of Hall of Famer Frank Chance. Each has been graded and encapsulated by PSA or SGC: Frank Chance (SGC GOOD 30), Eddie Murphy (PSA EX 5), and Amos Strunk (PSA VG-EX 4). The thin photographic stock and fragile glossy surface of these unusual real-photo style cards make them especially susceptible to creasing. These individual player Fatima cards are much scarcer than the T200 Fatima team cards. This is a very bright, clean, attractive trio, downgraded (as is always the case with T222 Fatimas) to account for the extremely minor technical flaws which are so common to the issue. The Chance card appears Vg-Ex from the front, and has been downgraded due to the lightest hint of surface abrasions in the corners on the reverse (barely detectable and not affecting any text) from long ago being mounted in a scrapbook and carefully removed. Three very attractive examples of these distinctive tobacco cards, which advanced collectors recognize are far rarer than their more widely collected tobacco-card cousins, such as T205 and T206. Total 3 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $940.00

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