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1912 T207 Brown Background Irving Lewis Emblem on Sleeve - Lionel Carter Collection
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $720
Offered is the rare Irving Lewis (emblem on sleeve variation) card, a significant rarity from the popular T207 Brown Background series. While the Lowdermilk is the most famous of all the rarities in the T207 series, because it was originally listed in the American Card Catalog as the only rare card in the set, many advanced collectors consider Lewis even rarer. In fact, since the 1970s many collectors have considered Irving Lewis to be the rarest card in the set. This example of the Lewis, emblem on sleeve T207 variation, is graded POOR 10 by SGC, due to heavy creasing visible on the reverse. The front of the card presents well, with a small crease in the upper right, and a few surface chips visible against the brown background. There is no cigarette company advertisement on the reverse ("Anonymous"). It is interesting to note that the offered card originates from the collection of Lionel Carter, a pioneer collector known for amassing an incredibly high-grade collection beginning in the 1930s. The fact that the offered example is the best that Carter could acquire really speaks to its incredible difficulty! Today collectors recognize many cards as being of various degrees of rarity in the T207 set, but Lewis (emblem on sleeve) will always be recognized as one of the key rarities from the classic T207 set. This is a relatively affordable, yet still very presentable, example of this key T207 rarity. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $720
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