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1911 T205 Gold Border R. Hoblitzell - Rare "No Stats" Variation

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $5,100

Graded GOOD 2 by PSA. 1911 T205 Gold Border variation card of Cincinnati first baseman Dick Hoblitzell, with no statistics on the reverse. There are several variations of Hoblitzell in the T205 set. The "No Stats" version is by far the rarest. In fact, this variation card is acknowledged to be the single rarest of all cards in the T205 "Gold Border" series. Though not as well known as the greatest and most valuable tobacco-card rarities of T206, most advanced tobacco-card collectors believe the T205 "Hoblitzell No Stats" card is comparable, or even rarer, than the T206 Wagner, Plank, or Magie cards. The offered example features a flawless and crisp image, with brilliants colors and perfect registration. Centered slightly to the right, with even wear to the corners and light creasing, which accounts for the modest assigned grade. The reverse features a small area of light scuffing directly above advertising for Hassan Cigarettes, where it appears a tiny pencil notation existed at some point in time. Centered to the left. This is an extremely attractive example of this significant tobacco-card rarity. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500++. SOLD FOR $5,100

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