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Lot # 225 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1909-1911 T206 Sherry Magie - Error

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $17,625

Graded VG 3 by PSA. Sherry Magee was a popular outfielder with the Philadelphia Phillies during the early 1900s whose many accomplishments include one batting title, three RBI crowns, over 2,000 hits, and a .291 lifetime average. Despite those impressive numbers, his name would be largely forgotten by collectors today if not for a printing error on his T206 tobacco card. When first issued, the card identified him on the front as "Magie" instead of Magee. The mistake was quickly rectified, but not before a small number of error cards had already been distributed in packs of cigarettes. Today, few examples remain and the "Magie" error card is universally recognized as one of the T206 set's rarest cards. This is a very pleasing medium-grade example of this famous error card. The card is very clean and extremely well centered, with bold colors, a hint of a very small blemish to the left of the perfectly focused portrait image, the slightest crease in the upper right, and evenly rounded corners. The reverse of the card features a crisply printed advertisement for Piedmont Cigarettes (150 Subjects, Factory No. 25). This is an extremely attractive mid-grade example of one of the hobby's most legendary rarities. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000++. SOLD FOR $17,625

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