1910-1912 Plow Boy Tobacco Frank Lange - Highest Graded!

Sold For: $960

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 652

Item Year: 1910

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Graded VG+ 45 by SGC (submitted by REA). This is the ONLY example of Frank Lange graded at this level with none higher! Exceptional sample card from this unusual sepia-toned 1910 cabinet-card issue which features Cubs and White Sox players, issued by the Spaulding & Merrick Tobacco Company to promote its Plow Boy Tobacco brand. Their rarity is related to the fact that they were issued only in the Chicago area. Plow Boy Tobacco cards measure 5-3/4 x 8 inches. They are easily one of the rarest of all twentieth-century tobacco issues, and of additional note, these cards show players in poses that are unique to this set. Plow Boy Tobacco cards were issued with two different advertising reverses, one with a simple advertisement and another with the same advertisement along with a checklist of premiums available. The offered example features the advertising reverse without the premium checklist. The card displays a crisp image, with light wear on the corners, and a crease in the lower left border. The reverse is boldly printed and clean. A superb example worthy of even the most advanced sample or prewar-card collection. Reserve $300. Estimate $500++.

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