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1910 T210 Old Mill Tobacco Casey Stengel SGC EX 60 - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $27,000

Graded EX 60 by SGC (submitted by REA). Magnificent ultra high-grade example of key T210 Red Border Casey Stengel. This is by far the finest example of Casey Stengel's only tobacco card we have ever seen or offered. Remarkably, on this card Stengel is featured as an outfielder with Maysville of the Blue Grass League, at the very beginning of his professional baseball career. This is one of card collecting's most interesting and noteworthy tobacco-card rarities. Stengel (from Series 6) is one of the two key cards in the T210 Old Mill Tobacco card set (the other, of course, being Joe Jackson from Series 8). Like the T210 Joe Jackson, Stengel is an extremely rare card (both are far rarer than a T206 Wagner) with fewer than twenty examples known. To date, SGC has graded only six examples: two EX 60, one VG 40, one GOOD 30, one FAIR 20, and one POOR 10, while PSA has graded seven: one EX-MT 6, two VG-EX 4, two VG 3, and two PR 1. Jackson and Stengel, in addition to being the two most famous cards from the T210 series, each are among the rarest and most highly prized of all tobacco cards. The offered example, as can easily be seen, is a tremendous high-grade example, far better than most T210 Old Mill cards (which, with their bright red borders, are so susceptible to corner and edge wear). Bright and clean, with four strong corners showing light touches of wear at the tips (slightly more in the upper left), centered a touch to the left (approximately 35/65 left to right), and near-flawless red borders. The reverse is bright and clean, with strong, crisp printing of the advertisement for Old Mill Cigarettes centered to the right and tiny touches of wear, of very little consequence, along the right edge. This is an extraordinary high-grade T210 Old Mill Tobacco example of Casey Stengel and literally one of the finest examples in existence of one of the premier Hall of Fame rarities in all of 1910-era tobacco-card collecting. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000++.

SOLD FOR $27,000

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