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Lot # 257 (of 1389)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1909-1911 T206 White Border Claude Ritchey - Missing Red Ink Variation!

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $480

Presented is a rare and extremely noteworthy printing variation of Claude Ritchey from the classic T206 set. According to T206Resource.com, T206s were printed in six different color stages, with red as the final color pass. This card appears to have completely eluded the last stage of printing as not even a trace of red is visible anywhere on the card. Even at a glance, the difference between this printing variation and the normal T206 card is very striking. Ritchey is normally found with a prominent red belt and red trim on his jersey and cap. T206 printing variations of this magnitude are rare. This same printing anomaly is responsible for the more well known T206 Sweeney "No B" printing variation (in the early days of collecting it appeared on all formal T206 checklists). T206Resource.com notes that most of the known examples missing the final red step of the printing process are Boston and Cincinnati subjects (Ritchey is a Boston subject). Graded and encapsulated as "Authentic" by SGC due to a small part of the upper right corner missing. The card is in otherwise Fair condition due to damage on the Piedmont reverse. This is an extremely interesting and rare printing error from the T206 series. SOLD FOR $480


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