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1912 T207 Brown Background Rafael Almeida SGC EX/NM 80 - Cycle Back
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $960
Graded EX/NM 80 by SGC. One of only two examples graded at this level with just two higher! Exceptional example of Rafael Almeida (Cincinnati Reds) from the T207 Brown Background set featuring the rare Cycle Cigarettes advertising reverse. As one of the earliest Cuban-born players in the Majors, Almeida is a particularly significant and popular card in the T207 set. T207s are found with a number of different advertising backs (similar to T205 and T206), and Cycle backs have always been considered to be among the rarest (and most aesthetically pleasing). The offered card is entirely crisp and clean, with bold colors, a flawless surface, strong corners, and centering to the left. The reverse is clean, with a crisp, bold advertisement, ideal for a sample card. The rare backs (Cycle, Broadleaf, and no advertising) are usually associated with the rarer cards in the T207 set, which make the assembly of a complete set so difficult. This is a superb example featuring the rare Cycle advertising reverse. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $960
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