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Lot # 739 (739 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1914 E224 Texas Tommy (Type 2) John McGraw

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,000

Incredibly rare Texas Tommy Type 2 of New York Giants Hall of Famer John McGraw. It is almost impossible to find even a sample card from this issue. An example from Texas Tommy Type 2 is missing from almost every advanced sample-card collection. Over the past thirty-five years, we have offered just four examples from this rare set. Only fifteen different Type 2 Texas Tommys are known. Type 1 cards have printing, including advertising, on their reverses. Type 2 cards are slightly smaller (1.875 x 3 inches), are printed on far superior stock, with a glossy photographic finish (as opposed to Type 1 cards which are lower-quality "flat" printing), and have blank backs. While the card has been graded POOR 10 by SGC, this magnificent example has an EX-MT appearance from the front. The card was long ago mounted in an album, and was later removed. On the blank reverse is some minute surface paper loss and some remnants of the original scrapbook paper on which it was once mounted. Aside from this flaw, the card is in solid Ex to Ex-Mt condition. Bright, perfectly clean and crisp, with sharp corners. Texas Tommys were issued with candy bars of that name by a candy company named "Cardinet Candy Co." of Oakland CA. This is an extremely attractive Hall of Fame sample card from this rare "E" card set featuring an absolutely stunning and flawless image. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $3,000

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