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Lot # 349 (of 1743)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1909-1911 T206 John McGraw - Rare "Red Hindu" Back

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,410

Graded GOOD 2 by PSA. Glove-at-hip pose of Hall of Famer John McGraw with the extremely rare Hindu Cigarettes (red print) advertisement on the back. Red Hindu backs are both striking and unusual, as well as being extremely rare. Even a sample of a common player is one of the most difficult to find of all T206 advertising backs. Examples featuring Hall of Famers are naturally rarer still, especially considering that the total checklist of confirmed T206 Red Hindu back examples to date is just forty-six different subjects. This T206 John McGraw with Red Hindu advertising is a very attractive example, with particularly rich, bold colors, well centered, with a few creases, and evenly rounded corners. The Red Hindu print is virtually flawless and bold (there is a tiny area of paper loss on the "H" of "Hindu" and a small red mark at the bottom) . This is a sharp-looking rare-back variety of this classic John McGraw card from the premier tobacco-card set of the era. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,410

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