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1912 S81 Large Silk Premium #107 Ed Walsh
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,896
S81 Large Silk tobacco premium of legendary Hall of Famer Ed Walsh. Exceptional Hall of Famer example from one of the rarest and most desirable of all tobacco-premium issues. S81 Silks were issued as part of the same promotion as T3 Turkey Reds and L1 Leathers. All three of these issues were available only by mail in exchange for coupons packaged with Helmar "Turkish Trophies" brand tobacco. Twenty-five coupons were needed to get an S81 silk. Ed Walsh, of course, is one of the key Hall of Famers in the S81 set, and this is one of the rarest and most desirable of all Ed Walsh tobacco issues. Extremely attractive high-grade example, bright and clean with a flawless image area, some minor fraying on the top and bottom, and a few light creases, otherwise in Excellent condition. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+. SOLD FOR $1,896
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