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Lot # 285 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1912 E270 Colgan's Chips "Red Borders" Collection (3) Including Possibly Unique Example!

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,185

Collection of three different 1912 E270 Colgan's Chips "Red Borders" cards. One of the subjects included here (Eagan, Cincinnati) may be particularly rare even among E270 Colgan's as its existence has yet to be verified on The Old Cardboard website checklist, and we don't recall having seen it before. According to Old Cardboard, Eagan of Cincinnati appeared on old-time checklists for the set but had not been seen since the checklists were updated. We believe that this very card is the one that is referenced in the old checklists. (We say this because these three cards are from the collection of one of the hobby's truly great pioneer collectors, who was always very generous with his time and knowledge with fellow collectors, and for decades contributed to hobby research projects.) Similar in design and borrowing the same images as E254 "Stars of the Diamond" series, the E270 "Red Borders" set is far rarer than its E254 counterparts, and very distinctive, with its bright red border surrounding the image. The back of each card reads: "Send 25 Box Tops From Violet or Mint Chips and Get Free - A Handsome Photograph of the World's Pennant Winning Team." This lot is comprised of three different cards: Eagan - Cincinnati (Pr), Fisher - Louisville (Pr), and Milan - Washington (Vg). As noted, Eagan may be particularly rare. Fisher is noteworthy in that he is one of only two players who appear in the E270 set but are not included in the E254 set. This is a fascinating collection of three examples from this very scarce and distinctive prewar candy issue. Consigned directly from the family of legendary collector Paul Pollard. Total: 3 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $1,185

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