Graded VG/EX+ 55 by SGC. This is the ONLY example graded at this level with none higher! Extremely rare sample card of 1912-1913 T215 Red Cross Tobacco (Type 2), featuring Harry McIntire of the Cincinnati Reds. T215 Red Cross is one of tobacco-card collecting's most overlooked issues. Very similar in design and borrowing images from the T206 set, T215 Red Cross cards are believed to have been issued exclusively in the Louisiana area. The cards measure 1-1/2 x 2-5/8 inches, which is the standard size for tobacco issues, and bear blue captioning along the bottom, which easily distinguishes them from T206s. The offered example is bright, crisp, and clean, with bold colors, light even wear to the corners, and centering to the right. The lower left corner is bent backwards slightly, causing light wrinkling to the back. The Red Cross advertisement on the reverse is boldly printed and centered to the bottom (when held horizontally as intended). This is a very desirable sample from one of tobacco-card collecting's rarest sets. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).
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