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1949-1950 Toleteros Hilton Smith SGC EX 60
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,778
Graded EX 60 by SGC. One of only two graded at this level with just two higher. Ultra high-grade example of Hall of Famer Hilton Smith's second-year card from the 1949-1950 Toleteros set. This is a rare card in any grade but is especially noteworthy given its tremendous high grade and the tendency of Toleteros cards to so often be found in low grade or with various technical flaws from mounting in albums. The Toleteros sets feature players from the Puerto Rican Winter League from 1948 to 1951, and are particularly significant as they feature many players who appear in few or no other card sets. Included are many Negro League stars, as well as many Major Leaguers who played in the Puerto Rican Winter League during the off-season. Crisp image, flawless surface, and just slight, even wear to the square corners. Centered just a hint to the top left. Clean, boldly printed reverse, free of any flaws or residue of any kind. This is a spectacular example of an important rarity, one of the few cards of Hall of Famer Hilton Smith, extremely desirable in any grade and all the more significant in this high grade. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $1,778
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