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1911 T3 Turkey Red #78 Frank "Home Run" Baker SGC EX 60 - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,080

Graded EX 60 by SGC (submitted by REA). Highest-graded example! Exceptional high-grade example of Philadelphia Athletics Hall of Famer Frank "Home Run" Baker from the T3 Turkey Red set, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful and impressive card sets ever issued. The offered card is one of the highlights of a completely untouched collection of tobacco cards consigned to this auction. Few realize that the image on this card is not actually Frank Baker. The image actually features teammate Jack Barry, but was intended to feature Baker, and is generally treated and valued by collectors as a Frank Baker card despite the identification error by Turkey Red card designers. T3s rarely survive in this high grade, let alone examples of the key stars of the set. The offered example is outstanding in every way, with brilliant colors, flawless surface, near-perfect centering, and light, even wear to the edges and corners. The checklist back (with offer) is boldly printed, with only a small stain present near the bottom edge. This is an extraordinary high-grade example of Hall of Famer Frank "Home Run" Baker from this classic prewar set.  Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,080

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