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Lot # 1097 (of 1389)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1911 T9 Turkey Red #54 Johnny Coulon Proof Card

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $3,600

Spectacular T9 Turkey Red Proof card of boxer Johnny Coulon. All T9 Turkey Red Proof cards which exist today first surfaced in the hobby in the mid 1970s. These cards came from a find directly from the family of the printer. When family members of the printer showed up at one of the very first card shows in New York City (which at the time were held at District Center 65) this cache of cards was immediately recognized as so special that they were given a table to display and sell cards from the find. Included were approximately seventy T3 and T9 Proof cards (all different and each unique) which over the years have long since been dispersed throughout the collecting world. This card is perfectly crisp and clean, both front and back, with flawless brilliant colors, and very light, even corner wear. Blank back. Excellent overall appearance. An extraordinary sample from this incredibly significant legendary hobby find and worthy of the finest Turkey Red or boxing-card collection.

The item in this lot is part of the deaccessioned property of a prominent northeast museum which has selected Robert Edward Auctions to handle the sale of donated sportscards and memorabilia in an effort to fund purchases more in line with the mission and goals of the museum.
SOLD FOR $3,600

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