1912 T207 Brown Background Tris Speaker

Sold For: $1,304

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 330

Item Year: 1912

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Graded VG-EX 4 by PSA. Classic Tris Speaker card from the T207 Brown Background series, one of the most elusive as well as one of the most striking of all Tris Speaker cards. This example is bright and crisp, front and back, with a perfectly registered image set against a deep brown background, even wear to the corners, no creases, and is very well centered. Recruit Little Cigars advertisement on reverse. The image area on this card, featuring Speaker's magnificent bat-on-shoulder pose artwork, is particularly bright, clean, and essentially flawless. Speaker has always been an extremely desirable T207, as one of the key Hall of Famers in the set, but has always been underrated in terms of rarity. The rarest cards in T207 are almost always issued only with advertising for Broadleaf or Cycle (or no advertising). Those cards issued only with Recruit backs are usually considered the more common cards in the set, but there are many exceptions, including Speaker. This is an extremely attractive (and for this condition-sensitive set, very high grade) example of one of Tris Speaker's best cards, and one of the the key Hall of Famers from the classic T207 set. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$800+. SOLD FOR $1,304

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