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1914 T213 Coupon Cigarette (Type 2) SGC-Graded Collection Including Johnson (11)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $823
Collection of eleven T213 (Type 2) Coupon Cigarette cards, highlighted by Hall of Famers Walter Johnson and Clark Griffith, each graded and encapsulated by SGC (all submitted by REA). This group is from one of vintage-card collecting's most extraordinary recent discoveries: The Louisiana Find of 2010. T213 (Type 2) Coupon is one of tobacco-card collecting's rarest and most overlooked sets. It is also a particularly interesting issue. Similar in design and borrowing the same images as T206, the T213 (Type 2) Coupon set was issued exclusively in the Louisiana area, and is far rarer than its T206 counterparts. Because they were issued in 1914, they are not only one of the last of the traditional tobacco-card issues, but also one of the few tobacco-card sets to feature players identified with Federal League teams. Their connection and significance to the T206 set is especially fascinating due to cards where the players are identified with teams different than those indicated in the T206 set. In many ways, the T213 (Type 2) Coupon is truly an extension of the T206 set. The Coupon cards are seldom seen, and because of this receive little attention, but upon reflection we think it would be impossible for any advanced tobacco-card collector to not appreciate the intrigue and unique connection of T213 (Type 2) Coupons (as well as their extreme relative rarity) to the T206 "White Borders" set. The SGC grades are as follows: Two GOOD 30: Demmitt (Chicago Amer., St. Louis uniform) and Knabe. One FAIR 20: Wagner. Eight POOR 10: Fromme, Griffith (HOF), Johnson (HOF), two Oakes, Wilson, Wiltse (pitching, NY), and Wiltse (port., NY). This is an impressive small group of one of tobacco-card collecting's most overlooked significant issues, which is far rarer than its more widely collected and well-known tobacco-card cousins such as T205 and T206. Total: 11 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $823
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