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1912 L1 Leather Premium Mike Mitchell

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,666

L1 Leather tobacco premium of Cincinnati Redlegs outfielder Mike Mitchell. Extraordinary ultra high-grade example from one of the rarest and most desirable of all tobacco-premium issues. L1 Leathers were issued as part of the same promotion as T3 Turkey Reds and S81 Silks. All three of these issues were available only by mail in exchange for coupons packaged with Helmar "Turkish Trophies" brand tobacco. Ten coupons were needed to get a T3, twenty-five coupons for an S81 silk, and fifty coupons were required to obtain each L1 Leather. The L1 Leathers are by far the rarest of these three classic premium-tobacco issues. This example is in extremely high grade, bright and clean with only the most minor surface wear visible under close inspection along with a very small (almost imperceptible) chip on Mitchell's leg, of no consequence and only pointed out as this L1 is so sharp it approaches MINT. Due to its stellar condition, this would be an ideal L1 to be used in a T3-S81-L1 Helmar Tobacco store advertising display being transformed to an all-baseball theme. Loosely affixed to a white matting for display (this example was previously displayed framed), otherwise in strong Excellent to Mint condition.Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $2,666

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