1911 S74 Silks - Colored - Walter Johnson SGC EX 60 - Turkey Red Cigarettes Ad

Sold For: $720

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 688

Item Year: 1911

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Graded EX 60 by SGC. Extremely attractive high-grade 1910 S74 "Colored" Tobacco Silk of Hall of Famer Walter Johnson. S74 silks are related to the T205 Gold Border series, and share the same basic player designs. There are two very similar S74 sets, one ever so slightly larger than the other, and one of the centerpieces in each set is Walter Johnson. The offered example features a crisp image of Johnson in brown print set against the pink-colored silk. The factory designation is printed at the top, with advertising for Turkey Red Cigarettes at the bottom. There is slight fraying to the edges (which is standard for this series). A few light horizontal wrinkles are visible on the silk, but this "comes with the territory" with silks, which are very thin and easily susceptible to creasing or wrinkling. S74s represent one of the very best values of all 1910-era baseball tobacco issues. This Walter Johnson silk is a key to the S74 "Colored" Silks set and would be a worthy addition to any S74, Walter Johnson, or 1910-era card collection. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.

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