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1910 and 1911 T212 Obak Cigarettes SGC-Graded Collection (36)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,320
Collection of thirty-six different 1910 and 1911 T212 Obak Cigarettes “175 Subjects” cards, each graded and encapsulated by SGC. This collection consists of twenty-five cards from 1910 and eleven from 1911. Obaks are among the most popular of all early card issues featuring players from the Pacific Coast League. While catalogued simply as T212, Obaks were actually issued over a period of three years, from 1909 to 1911, and are really three sets. The 1910 and 1911 Obak sets, in addition to featuring players from the six PCL teams, also feature players from the four-team Northwestern League. The 1910 cards are easily distinguished by the blue printing on their backs with a less ornate font than the 1909 cards, while the 1911 cards are the only Obak set with red printing on the reverse. Most of the cards are bright and crisp, with vibrant colors, perfect registration, and with a much better appearance than suggested by their SGC-assigned grades. SGC Condition Report: 1910 T212 Obak Cigarettes: Five VG/EX 50: Hunt, James, Scharnweber, Thorsen, and Warren. Sixteen VG 40: Annis, Bodie, Byrnes, Flood, Gaddy, Gurney, Hall, Keener, Klein, Lively, Miller, Ryan, Schmutz, Shaw, Shinn, and Willett. Three GOOD 30: Cutshaw, Davis, and Swander. One FAIR 20: Brown. 1911 T212 Obak Cigarettes: One VG/EX 50: Rapps. One VG 40: Arrelanes. Six GOOD 30: Brinker, Bues, Metzger, Peckinpaugh, Stinson, and Van Buren. Three FAIR 20: Carlisle, Fullerton, and McDonnell. All the cards in this collection of these increasingly popular PCL tobacco cards present with outstanding eye-appeal. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a very attractive collection of these early classics. Total: 36 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500++. SOLD FOR $1,320
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