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1911 T205 Gold Border R. Hoblitzell - Rare No Stats Variation

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $9,480

Graded VG-EX 4 by PSA. 1911 T205 Gold Border variation card of Cincinnati first baseman Dick Hoblitzell, with no statistics on the reverse. There are several variations of Hoblitzell in the T205 set. The "No Stats" version is by far the rarest. In fact, this variation card is acknowledged to be the single rarest of all cards in the T205 "Gold Border" series. Though not as well known as the greatest and most valuable tobacco card rarities of T206, most advanced tobacco card collectors believe the T205 Hoblitzell "No Stats" card is comparable, or even rarer, than the T206 Wagner, Plank, or Magie cards. Only thirty-four examples of this variation have been graded by PSA, only six of which grade higher than the offered card. This is a very pleasing example, with even wear at the corners, very little edge wear, bright colors, and a clean image. The "Hassan" back is off-center towards the top left, and the surface of the reverse is exceptionally clean. This is an extraordinary rarity in extremely presentable condition and the key to completion of any T205 master set. The SMR value is $9,000. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000++. SOLD FOR $9,480

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