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Lot # 34 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1887 N690 Kalamazoo Bats Jack Clements - Rare Advertisement Back!

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,370.00

Graded FAIR 20 by SGC. Tremendously attractive Kalamazoo Bats tobacco card of A's catcher Jack Clements. Kalamazoo Bats are revered for their great rarity, unusual outdoor poses, unusual size, and unique design. This example perfectly showcases the great appeal of this rare nineteenth-century tobacco issue. Clean front with exceptional contrast and strong corners. The photo is particularly strong, and with an abundance of interesting details that Kalamazoos are so well known for (such as the bleachers in the background and Clements' classic nineteenth-century pillbox cap). Centered to the right with a small, 3/16-inch portion of the photographic layer missing along the top border (not easily seen and obviously as made). The reverse features a boldly printed advertising back (which is of special note as most Kalamazoo Bats cards have blank backs) with two small areas of paper loss visible along with a faint horizontal surface crease that does not break through to the front. This is a stunning nineteenth-century card and an extremely attractive Kalamazoo Bats sample. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $2,370.00


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