1912-1913 T215 Red Cross Tobacco (Type 2) Hal Chase - Highest Graded!

Sold For: $2,700

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 616

Item Year: 1912

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. This is the ONLY example graded at this level with none higher! Extremely rare sample card of 1912-1913 T215 Red Cross Tobacco (Type 2), featuring Hal Chase (holding trophy) of the New York Highlanders. T215 Red Cross is one of tobacco-card collecting's most overlooked issues. Very similar in design 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. The offered T215 (Type 2) of Chase shares the same image with his classic T206 card. The offered example is bright, crisp, and clean, with bold colors, four strong corners, and near-perfect centering. The brilliant Red Cross advertisement on the reverse is boldly printed. This is a striking (and for this issue, very high-grade) sample card from one of tobacco-card collecting's rarest sets. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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