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1911 T217 Mono Cigarettes SGC-Graded Collection (10) Including Roger Peckinpaugh
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,300
Rarely offered collection of ten different T217 Mono Cigarettes, highlighted by the key card from the series: Roger Peckinpaugh. Each card is graded and encapsulated by SGC. A total of twenty-five cards comprise the extremely elusive T217 Mono Cigarettes issue, one of the rarest of all Pacific Coast League issues and also one of the rarest of all 1910-era tobacco-card issues. The fronts feature black-and-white images of PCL players, while the reverses feature bold blue advertising for the company and its series of 200 portraits of leading actresses and baseball players. Many collectors have difficultly locating even a presentable sample card from this desirable issue. The offered collection is one of two lots of T217 Mono cards consigned to this auction and separated by condition. The total of fifteen different cards represented between the two lots make this offering the second largest we've ever handled from this rare series. SGC Condition Composite: Two GOOD 30: Bernard and Couchman. Three FAIR 20: Daley, Delhi, and Metzger. Five POOR 10: Aiken, Burrell, Peckinpaugh, Smith, and Vitt. The card of Peckinpaugh included in this lot is of special note as he is the most prominent player featured. Peckinpaugh played briefly with Cleveland in 1910, was with Portland in the PCL in 1911 (the year this card was issued), and then returned to the Major Leagues in 1912 for the second season of what would be a seventeen-year career in the Majors. This is an exceptional, and very rarely offered, substantial collection of T217 Mono Cigarettes, one of the most popular, elusive, and distinctive 1910s card issues. Total: 10 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $3,300
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