1911 T208 Cullivan's Fireside Jack Barry
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,350
Encapsulated Authentic by SGC. Extremely sharp looking T208 Cullivan's Fireside tobacco card featuring shortstop Jack Barry of the Philadelphia Athletics. Bright and crisp, both front and back, with light wear on the corners, an insignificant mark on the right border, no creases, and a perfectly registered image set against a striking blue background. The reverse is virtually flawless with bold black print. This exceptional high-grade example appears Excellent but has been designated "Authentic" by SGC (as opposed to receiving a numerical grade) due to appearing, upon very close inspection, to have been handcut, but only across the top border. We note that the T208 Davis card offered in this auction has a huge over-sized top border; we think that this Jack Barry also originally had a similar large top border that was long ago clipped (not to maliciously trim the card, but to allow it to fit into a plastic page, or simply make it look more properly centered). This is a very crisp, clean, extremely attractive T208 Fireside example. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).
SOLD FOR $2,350