Graded VG 40 by SGC. Extremely rare sample card of Rube Ellis (St. Louis Cardinals) from the E286 Ju-Ju Drums issue. Similar in appearance to the E254 Colgan's Chips issue, these disc-like cards (which measure 1-7/16 inches in diameter) were issued in 1910 with Ju-Ju Drum candy and present a black-and-white player image on front with company advertising on the reverse. This example is crisp and clean with very little edge chipping and a boldly printed reverse. Centering toward the bottom and three light surface creases account for the assigned grade. One of only fifty-three cards in total from this set graded by SGC to date. This is an extremely attractive example which would be a superb addition to any prewar or sample-card collection. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).
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