1910 Plow Boy Tobacco SGC-Graded Pair - Richie and Sullivan
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,185.00
Two cards from this unusual sepia-toned 1910 cabinet-card issue which features Cubs and White Sox players, issued by the Spaulding & Merrick Tobacco Company to promote its Plow Boy Tobacco brand. Each card is graded and encapsulated by SGC. Their rarity is related to the fact that they were issued only in the Chicago area. Plow Boy Tobacco cards measure 5-3/4 x 8 inches. They are easily one of the rarest of all twentieth-century tobacco issues, and of additional note, these cards show players in poses that are unique to this set. Plow Boy Tobacco cards were issued with two different advertising reverses, one with a simple advertisement and another containing the same advertisement along with a checklist of premiums available. The two examples here both feature the advertising reverse without premium checklist: 1) Lew Richie (SGC 20, downgraded due to writing on reverse, otherwise Gd with light staining on front and back) and 2) Billy Sullivan (SGC 40, well-centered, even corner wear, light staining on front). Total: 2 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000.
SOLD FOR $1,185.00