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1910 T211 Red Sun Cigarettes SGC-Graded Collection (6)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,440

Collection of six different 1910 T211 Red Sun Cigarettes cards, each graded and encapsulated by SGC. The T211 set is comprised of seventy-five different players from the Southern Association. T211 Red Sun is one of the rarest and (in large part because of its rarity) most overlooked of all tobacco-card issues. Red Sun cards share the same designs as those in the eighth series of the 1910 T210 Old Mill set, which are universally recognized as among the rarest cards in the T210 set. This collection consists of the following: Davis (VG 40), Gygli (GOOD 30), Gribbin (POOR 10), Keupper (GOOD 30), Siegle (GOOD+ 35), and Smith (FAIR 20). T211 Red Sun Tobacco cards are among a small selection of elite sets that have long captured the imagination of many of the most legendary collectors, from the earliest days of serious collecting, perhaps more so in years past than even in recent times. The reason many great early collectors prized these cards so highly is twofold: 1) These cards could not (and cannot) simply be purchased in set form. They are rare! They have to be collected. They are a challenge. 2) Ultimately, cards are about the players that are featured. Many of the players in T211 are featured in few or no other sets. These characteristics make the green-bordered T211 Red Sun set especially significant to the game of baseball and to the world of baseball cards, and especially appealing to the most sophisticated collectors. T211 Red Sun cards also have a very distinctive design with striking player poses, and a very attractive and unique advertising back design. This is a desirable sampling of six cards from this rare and extremely desirable 1910-era tobacco-card set. Total: 6 cards. SOLD FOR $1,440

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