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1912 T207 Brown Background "Napoleon Back" PSA Collection (5)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $705
T207s with advertising for "Napoleon Little Cigars" are the unsung rare-back heroes of the T207 set. They are incredibly rare, but their rarity has somehow never fully gotten the respect it deserves. The reason for this, we believe, is simply that the players featured on "Napoleon Little Cigars" T207s are not rare in the set; in fact, they are among the most common players in the set, but are almost always on cards with Recruit Little Cigars advertising backs (by far the most common of all T207 ad backs). The other four T207 ad backs (Cycle, Broad Leaf, the "no advertising company" cards that are believed to have been issued by Coupon, and the prohibitively rare Red Cross back cards) are all celebrated for their rarity, and the subjects featured with these rare backs are also rare in the T207 set. In fact, the rare players in the T207 set were only issued on the cards with these rare backs (and were not issued with the common Recruit backs). But T207s with Napoleon Little Cigar backs are rare, in fact far rarer than T207 Cycle, Broad Leaf, or "no advertising company" back cards. Presented is a collection of five high-grade T207 Brown Background cards, all with Napoleon backs, each graded and encapsulated by PSA: Becker (VG-EX+ 4.5), Byrne (EX+ 5.5), J. Miller/Pitt. (EX 5), Oakes (EX 5), and Steele (GOOD 2 [MC]). All have a stronger appearance than their technically accurate assigned grades. This is a particularly crisp and clean collection. This is the largest group of Napoleon backs we can recall ever offering. Total: 5 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+.
SOLD FOR $705
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