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Lot # 152 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1909 T204 Ramly Tobacco Walter Johnson SGC EX/NM 80

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $21,330

Graded EX/NM 80 by SGC (submitted by REA). Presented is an exceptional high-grade example of Hall of Famer Walter Johnson (Washington Senators) from the T204 Ramly set, one of the most popular of all 1910-era tobacco issues. This is one of tobacco-card collecting's great classics. One of Walter Johnson's rarest cards, it is also universally recognized as the key card from the Ramly Tobacco set. Ramlys, which are highly prized among collectors for their distinctive style and rarity, are among the most condition-sensitive sets in existence, with fragile gold borders easily susceptible to chipping. The offered example is one of the finest in the entire collecting world. It is one of only three graded at this level by SGC with just three grading higher. Four strong corners with light touches of wear at the tips, virtually flawless gold borders, and near-perfect centering (very slightly to the top). Crisp and clean, both front and back. Striking portrait image. This is an extraordinarily attractive example, offered in a much higher grade than normally encountered, of the key card from one of tobacco-card collecting's most highly respected and beautifully designed sets. This card would be a significant highlight in any world-class T204 Ramly, Walter Johnson, or classic-card collection.
Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000/$20,000. SOLD FOR $21,330

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