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1911 T212 Obak Complete Set (175)
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $2,900.00
Complete set of 1911 T212 Obak Cigarettes cards (175 cards). Obaks are among the most popular of all early card issues featuring players from the Pacific Coast League. While catalogued simply as T212, Obaks were actually issued over a period of three years, from 1909 to 1911, and are really three sets. The 1910 and 1911 Obak sets, in addition to featuring players from the six PCL teams, also feature players from the four-team Northwestern League. This 175-card 1911 set, highlighted by the rare Buck Weaver card, is the last of the three annual T212 baseball cards from Obak Cigarettes. The 1911 set cards are easily distinguished by the red printing on their backs. 80% of the cards in the set have back damage (mostly paper loss, which in most cases is severe, affecting on average 50% of the backs of those cards), also some ink stamps on reverses, otherwise 20% range from Vg to Vg-Ex, 75% range from Fair to Good, 5% slightly lesser. The front of the Buck Weaver card is in Good condition, the reverse has serious paper loss affecting 60% of the back. The back problems affecting the majority of cards in this collection are serious, but present a very rare opportunity to acquire a still very attractive complete set of these early classics at a relatively affordable price level. Total 175 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $500/1,000. SOLD FOR $2,900.00
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