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1948 Leaf Gene Hermanski - Rare Error Card - PSA NM-MT 8

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $2,938

Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. One of only four examples graded at this level by PSA, with none graded higher. Submitted for grading by REA. Charlie Conlon was particularly interested in extreme card rarities, and so it was not surprising to us to find a pristine example of the famous 1949 Leaf Hermanski error card in his vault along with his rare T206 Doyle, Planks, R300s, and many other rare cards. Presented is an exceptionally high grade example of this rare error card featuring Gene Hermanski from the 1948 Leaf Gum issue. Hermanski is an extremely important card in the 1948 Leaf set. Because of a printing error, this card is known to exist with and without the "i" in "Hermanski.” The extremely rare without-the-"i" printing-error card is very well known as one of the rarest of all postwar error cards. Due to the poor printing quality of 1948 Leaf cards, this card is rarely found in such high grade. (Of the 62 submitted to PSA for grading, only four have received a NM-MT 8 grade including this one, with none graded higher.) The offered card displays a virtually flawless image that is centered just a touch to the right and 60/40 top to bottom. The image of Hermanski practically jumps off the bold, green background. All four corners are razor-sharp with a hint of wear under magnification. Of no consequence, the reverse has very light excess print, and is off-center approximately 30/70 left to right. Pack-fresh, crisp, ultra high-grade world-class example of this true postwar rarity, worthy of the finest collection. The error card is accompanied by an example of the standard issued card with the name spelled correctly (in Vg-Ex/Ex condition). SMR value for the assigned grade is $3,500. From the Charlie Conlon Collection. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $2,938

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