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1911 T205 Gold Border R. Hoblitzell - No Stats Variation

Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $9,280.00

Graded VG 3 by PSA. 1911 T205 Gold Border variation card of Cincinnati first baseman Dick Hoblitzell, with no statistics on the reverse. There are several variations of Hoblitzell in the T205 set. The "No Stats" version is by far the rarest. In fact, this variation card is acknowledged to be the single rarest of all cards in the T205 "Gold Border" series. Though not as well known as the greatest and most valuable tobacco card rarities of T206, most advanced tobacco card collectors believe the T205 "Hoblitzell No Stats" card is comparable, or even rarer, than the T206 Wagner, Plank, or Magie cards. This is a solid example, centered 70/30 left to right, both front and back, with even wear at the corners, very little edge wear, and extremely bright colors. The reverse, with advertising for Hassan Cork Tip Cigarettes, is particularly crisp and bold, which is an especially ideal quality for a back variation rarity. Exceptionally clean both front and back. This is a very attractive and conservatively graded high quality example of this significant tobacco card rarity. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $9,280.00

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