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Lot # 258 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1909-1911 T206 Walter Johnson Rare Red Hindu Back

Starting Bid - $2,500.00, Sold For - $10,072.50

Graded VG/EX+ 55 by SGC. Hands-at-chest pose of Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson with the extremely rare Hindu Cigarettes (red print) advertisement on the back. This is easily one of the most extraordinary of all T206 front and rare advertising-back combinations. Red Hindu backs are striking, unusual, and extremely rare. To date, only forty-six different subjects are checklisted with a Red Hindu back, and obtaining a sample card, let alone a Hall of Fame example, has always been at the top of many wantlists. The card has very strong eye-appeal, both front and back, with no creases, bold color, even wear to the corners, and perfect centering. The Red Hindu print on the reverse is flawless and bold. This is an exceptional high-grade example of one of the rarest and most desirable T206 Hall of Famer front and rare advertising-back combinations in existence. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000+. SOLD FOR $10,072.50

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