1909-1911 T206 White Border Harry Howell Portrait - Interesting Printing Anomaly with Parts of Two Backs Showing!

Sold For: $720

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 572

Item Year: 1909

Category: T Tobacco Cards

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Fascinating example of Harry Howell (St. Louis Browns) in a portrait pose from the legendary T206 White Border series. While at first glance the offered card may appear to just be a regular common, it is particularly notable for a significant printing anomaly on the back which has resulted in portions of multiple advertising backs being visible. The front is well centered top-to-bottom and slightly to the left, but the card experienced shifting of the reverse production sheet during the printing process. Graded GOOD 2 (MC) by PSA due to a long vertical crease, the card is bright and clean, with even wear to the corners. Approximately 35% of a regular Piedmont advertising reverse is visible while 65% of another Piedmont 150 back is visible along the right side. The T206 set, affectionately known as "The Monster," is the most popular of all 1910-era sets and is still yielding new and exciting discoveries more than a century after its production. As collectors, have become more sophisticated, there has been a growing appreciation for all great rarities and unusual cards associated with this landmark set. This a very noteworthy T206 printing error that we believe will be of great interest to T206 scholars and collectors. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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