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1912-1913 E270-2 Colgan's Chips "Tin Tops" New York Americans SGC NM/MT 88 Pair
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $840
Presented is a superb ultra high-grade pair of cards featuring Russ Ford and Jack Warhop of the New York Americans, each professionally graded NM/MT 88 by SGC, from the E270-2 Colgan's Chips "Tin Tops" series. Among the most unique and distinctive cards ever produced are the various Colgan's Chips issues, beginning with the 1909-1911 E254 "Stars of the Diamond" set and concluding with the E270-2 "Tin Tops" issued a few years later. E270-2 Colgan's Chips "Tin Tops" are particularly rare, far more so than the very similarly designed E254 "Stars of the Diamond" Colgan's set. Colgan's Chips cards are actually circular (1-7/16 inches in diameter) and were issued as inserts with Colgan's Chips products in the company's trademark round tins. E270-2 cards were inserted with Colgan's Violet or Mint Chips, as noted on the backs, which is all that at a glance distinguishes these cards from their more common E254 counterparts. Each of the cards is the highest-graded example on record, and Ford is the only specimen ever graded at any level! Each of the offered cards is pedigreed as having originated from the "Skydash Collection," which refers to a large 2007 find of 1910-era cards, including approximately 200 cards from the E270-2 set. Many of these extremely rare "Tin Tops" were absorbed into permanent collections at the time, but we are pleased to be able to offer some of these ultra high-grade specimens in this auction. As expected, the examples offered within this lot are virtually flawless, with a crisp image, no chipping, and boldly printed reverse. This is a tremendous opportunity to acquire an exceptionally attractive and high-grade pair of cards from this very rare and desirable issue. From the Dan Gantt Collection. Total: 2 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $840
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