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1911 T205 Gold Border Hal Chase (Frame Extends) - Extremely Rare Drum Back!

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,920

Graded GOOD 30 by SGC (submitted by REA). Extremely attractive and rare example of New York Yankees star Hal Chase (both ears show, frame extends) from the T205 Gold Border set featuring a Drum advertising reverse. This card is part of an exciting find of eight Drums discovered recently in a large tobacco-card collection passed down through the same family for more than one hundred years. Seven of the eight Drum backs are offered in this auction (the eighth, a duplicate, is being kept by our consignor). Only Hindu can compete with Drum in terms of rarity among T205 advertising backs. Prior to this find, we have only ever offered two other T205 Drum backs! The offered card is bright and crisp, both front and back, with no creases, bold color, and four strong corners. Honest wear to the two side borders is all that keeps this card from grading higher. The reverse is perfectly clean, which is ideal for a rare T205 advertising-back example. To date, this is one of only two examples of Chase with a Drum back ever graded by SGC. This is a very attractive extreme rare-back example from one of the premier tobacco-card sets of the era.  Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,920

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