Graded EX 60 by SGC (submitted by REA). This is the ONLY example graded at this level with none higher! Extremely rare example of Chief Meyers (New York Giants) from the 1910-1912 T215 Red Cross Tobacco (Type 1) set. T215 Red Cross is one of tobacco-card collecting's most overlooked issues. Very similar in design to and borrowing images from the T206 set, T215 Red Cross cards are believed to have been issued exclusively in the Louisiana area. The cards measure 1-1/2 x 2-5/8 inches, which is the standard size for tobacco issues. This is an outstanding card in all respects, and it is simply far superior to what is normally found for Red Cross Tobacco. Bright and clean, with vibrant colors and strong corners. The flawless image is centered only slightly to the left. The reverse is also centered slightly to the left (when held horizontally as intended), and is entirely clean with bold crisp print, an ideal quality for a sample of this scarce issue. A tiny hairline wrinkle is solely responsible for the conservative assigned grade. T215s tend to survive in very modest condition, which makes this sample all the more noteworthy. This is an outstanding sample from one of tobacco-card collecting's rarest sets. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.
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