1909-1911 T206 White Border Nap Lajoie with Bat SGC EX/NM 80 - Sovereign 350 Back!

Sold For: $1,320

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 640

Item Year: 1909

Category: T Tobacco Cards

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Graded EX/NM 80 by SGC. This is a bright, clean, and high-grade example of this classic tobacco card of Hall of Famer Nap Lajoie, considered by many to be among the most attractive of all T206 images. In addition to its impressive grade, the card is notable for its Sovereign 350 advertising reverse. Sovereign is a scarce back, certainly not in the same league as Drum or Uzit, but very unusual and seen far less often than the standard Piedmont or Sweet Caporal advertising backs. The card presents snow-white borders, flawless colors, four strong corners, and centering only slightly to the left. Boldly printed and well-centered Sovereign advertisement. In our opinion, this cards exhibits a slight trim to the bottom edge, though someone else might have a different opinion. This is a very attractive Hall of Fame example, with the scarce Sovereign tobacco advertisement on the reverse, that would be a very welcome addition to any high-quality T206, Hall of Fame, or prewar-card collection. Reserve $300. Estimate $500++.

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