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Lot # 621 (621 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1911 T212 Obak Cigarettes Buck Weaver PSA EX+ 5.5

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,300

Graded EX+ 5.5 by PSA (submitted by REA). Only four examples grade higher! This is a tremendous example of what is perhaps Buck Weaver's most majestic card: his 1911 T212 Obak Cigarettes card, which pictures him with San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League, before his Major League playing days with the Chicago White Sox. Buck Weaver, a member of the infamous 1919 Black Sox, has reached cult status in the collecting world. His cards routinely sell for more than Hall of Famers from the same sets in which he appears. Unfortunately for collectors, Weaver appears in very few sets. This is an extremely attractive card of Weaver in full uniform posing with his bat on his shoulder. This card is usually found in far lower grade (two-thirds of the Weaver cards evaluated by PSA to date are graded VG-EX or lower). The card is entirely clean front and back, with a crisp image, flawless colors, outstanding centering, and light touches of wear to the four corners. This is a very high grade and extremely attractive example of this early and important Buck Weaver tobacco card that would be at home in any high-grade complete Obak set or world-class classic-card collection. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $3,300

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