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1912 C46 Imperial Tobacco Baltimore Orioles Complete Team Set (15)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $540

Collection of fifteen different cards from the C46 Imperial Tobacco set, representing a complete Baltimore Orioles team set. Issued in 1912 by the Imperial Tobacco Company, the 90-card C46 set is the only 1910-era tobacco baseball set issued in Canada. The players featured in this set are members of the eight teams of the Eastern (International) League (Rochester, Toronto, Buffalo, Newark, Providence, Baltimore, Montreal, and Jersey City). This collection consists of the following: Adkins (Gd), Byers (Gd/Vg), Corcoran (Vg-Ex), Dessau (Vg), Dunn (Pr), Dygert (Gd), Frock (Gd), Gaunt (Vg), Gettman (PSA VG 3), Henline (Fr), Parent (Pr), Schmidt (Vg+), Seymour (Vg+), Vickers (Vg), and Walsh (Gd). The unique and striking design of the set makes this extremely rare and beautiful issue of special note to collectors. The C46 cards feature a portrait of the player inside an oval surrounded by a wood-grain background. The flush-to-the-border design makes the edges and corners particularly susceptible to chipping and wear. This is an outstanding complete Baltimore team set from one of the most elusive and condition-sensitive tobacco issues of the era. Total: 15 cards. SOLD FOR $540

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