1915 T214 Victory Tobacco Jeff Sweeney

Sold For: $1,200

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 607

Item Year: 1915

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Presented is an outstanding T214 Victory Tobacco example of Jeff Sweeney of the New York Yankees. This is the ONLY example of Sweeney ever graded by PSA or SGC. This set is sometimes mistaken for the T206 White Border set and is closely related, sharing the same designs. The 1915 T214 Victory set, issued exclusively in the Louisiana area, is one of the great legendary rarities of tobacco-card collecting. Even a sample card from this set is a challenge to find. Victory Tobacco is one of the few sets which features players from the Federal League, in addition to players from the National and American Leagues. This is a particularly attractive card in all respects, and simply superior to what is normally found for Victory Tobacco. Encapsulated as Authentic by SGC (submitted by REA) due to a slight irregular cut along the top and bottom edges, the card speaks for itself despite the technical grade, and it is easy to see that this is a magnificent T214 example. Victory Tobacco cards have a glossy coated surface which is very susceptible to creasing. This card has a virtually flawless surface, vibrant colors, and light, even wear on the corners. The advertisement on the reverse is bold, with crisp black print, ideal qualities for a sample of this rare issue, as the back is so important. Very Good to Excellent overall appearance. T214 Victory Tobacco cards are rare in any grade, let alone such an exceptionally strong and attractive example. This is a tremendous rarity that would be a significant addition to any T214 Victory Tobacco, advanced prewar, or type-card collection. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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