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1914 E224 Texas Tommy Type 2 - Snodgrass
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $2,963
Incredibly rare Texas Tommy Type 2 of Fred Snodgrass, of the "Giants." It is almost impossible to find even a sample card from this issue. An example from Texas Tommy Type 2 is missing from almost every advanced sample-card collection. In thirty-five years, we have had literally only a handful of cards from this set. Only fifteen different Type 2 Texas Tommys are known. Fred Snodgrass is one of the most recently discovered checklist additions. When Lew Lipset's groundbreaking Encyclopedia of Baseball Cards Volume 2, Early Gum & Candy Cards was published in 1984, only thirteen Texas Tommy cards were known and Snodgrass was not among them. Type 1 cards have printing, including advertising, on their reverses. Type 2 cards are slightly smaller (1.875 x 3 inches), are printed on far superior stock, with a glossy photographic finish (as opposed to Type 1 cards which are lower-quality "flat" printing), and have blank backs. While the card has been graded POOR 10 by SGC, this magnificent example has an EX-MT appearance from the front. Very close examination reveals a single very light crease. The card was long ago mounted in an album, and was later removed. On the blank reverse is some minute surface paper loss and some remnants of the original scrapbook paper on which it was once mounted are still attached. Aside from this flaw, the card is in solid Vg-Ex/Ex condition and has an even more impressive appearance. Bright, perfectly clean and crisp, with sharp corners. Texas Tommys were issued with candy bars of that name by a candy company named "Cardinet Candy Co." of Oakland CA. This is an extremely attractive sample card from this rare "E" card set, of a very well known player, and featuring an absolutely stunning and flawless image. This card was sold at REA in 2007 and has been consigned to this auction directly from the buyer at that auction. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+. SOLD FOR $2,963
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