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Lot # 204 (of 1389)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1909-1911 T206 White Border Bill O'Hara St. Louis Variation

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,900

Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. Presented is a very attractive technically mid-grade example of the rare O'Hara, St. Louis Americans T206 variation. Though graded only Vg-Ex, this is actually a particularly attractive example in an extremely high grade for this card. Polar Bear was the only company to issue the rare T206 O'Hara, St. Louis Americans variation card, and T206 Polar Bears are notorious for surviving in lesser grades than T206 cards with other advertising backs. This fact is directly related to how the cards were packaged with Polar Bear tobacco, without the protection from the tobacco provided to T206 cards issued with other brands. The offered card displays bold colors, a crisp image, even wear on the corners, and light tobacco staining on front. Centered to the bottom. Superb eye-appeal! This is an extremely pleasing (and, for this card, high-grade) example of one of the key significant (and in our opinion very underrated) rarities from the classic T206 White Border set. The equivalent SMR value in the assigned grade is $4,500. SOLD FOR $3,900

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