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1912 L1 Leather Premium Nap Rucker

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $960

L1 Leather tobacco premium of Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Nap Rucker. Extremely attractive example from one of the rarest and most desirable of all tobacco-premium issues. L1 Leathers were issued as part of the same promotion as T3 Turkey Reds and S81 Silks. All three of these issues were available only by mail in exchange for coupons packaged with Helmar "Turkish Trophies" brand tobacco. Ten coupons were needed to get a T3, twenty-five coupons for an S81 silk, and fifty coupons were required to obtain each L1 Leather. The L1 Leathers are by far the rarest of these three classic premium-tobacco issues. This is a beautiful example! It is bright and crisp, with light surface wear visible along the perimeter (most noticeable in the top two corners and near the number at the bottom) and on the reverse. This L1 Leather was once pinned up for display (as intended) and has a few small tack holes present in the top two corners. An outstanding example from this rare and desirable tobacco-premium issue worthy of any advanced Brooklyn Dodgers, type-card, or prewar-card collection.  Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $960

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