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Lot # 270 (of 1336)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1914 T222 Fatima Cigarettes Grover Alexander Rookie

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $480

Presented is a 1914 T222 Fatima rookie card of legendary Hall of Famer Grover Cleveland Alexander in a pitching pose. This is widely recognized as Alexander's most desirable card and it is very rarely offered in any condition. Issued in 1914 by the Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company, the individual player Fatima cards are among the most distinctive of all tobacco cards and are much rarer than the T200 Fatima team cards. The thin photographic stock and fragile glossy surface of these unusual real-photo style cards make them especially susceptible to minor surface creases. Encapsulated as "Authentic" by SGC due to trimming of the borders, the card is in otherwise Excellent condition, with no creases and only a few light, unobtrusive surface scratches. The reverse is boldly printed, with some album residue around the perimeter. This is an outstanding opportunity to acquire a relatively affordable example of the most significant of all Grover Cleveland Alexander cards, his rookie card, which is especially significant as it is one of the two key cards (along with Johnson) from the exceptionally high quality T222 set that dates from the early teens.  Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $480


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