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1923-24 Billiken Cigarettes "Pop" Lloyd
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,587.50
1923-24 Billiken Tobacco card of Hall of Famer Harold "Pop" Lloyd. One of the rarest of all Cuban card issues is the Billiken Tobacco set issued in 1923-24. Of special note with this set is the inclusion of many Negro Leaguers who played in the Cuban Winter League, including several major Negro League stars who appear in very few sets. Offered is one of the key highlight cards from this rare set, one of only several examples known to exist of Harold "Pop" Lloyd, featuring him as a member of the "Habana B.B.C." The photographs used in the Billiken set are unique to this issue. Billiken cards feature striking real-photo style images with advertising on reverse. This card is exceptionally clean and attractive, with superb photo quality (which can vary from card to card in this series). Technically grading Good to Very Good due to a few small creases and corner wear, with a superior overall appearance. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $2,587.50
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