1911 T3 Turkey Red #119 George Stone Proof Card

Sold For: $9,000

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 639

Item Year: 1911

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Spectacular T3 Turkey Red proof card of St. Louis Browns outfielder George Stone. All T3 Turkey Red proof cards which exist today first surfaced in the hobby in the mid-1970s. These cards came directly from the family of the printer. When family members of the printer showed up at one of the very first card shows in New York City (which at the time was held at District Center 65) this cache of cards (which included proof cards from the T206, T3 Turkey Red Baseball, and T9 Turkey Red Boxer sets) was instantly recognized as so special that they were immediately given a table by the show promoters to display and sell cards from the find. Included were approximately seventy T3 proof cards (all different and each unique), which have long since been dispersed throughout the collecting world. This card is perfectly crisp and clean, both front and back, with flawless brilliant colors, and four strong corners. Blank reverse. Excellent overall appearance. Encapsulated "Authentic" by SGC (which does not assign numerical grades to proof cards). This proof is an extraordinary sample from this incredibly significant legendary hobby find and would be a significant addition to even the most advanced world-class prewar-card collection. From the Dan Gantt Collection. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).

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