1914 T216 Kotton Tobacco Rube Marquard PSA EX 5 - Highest Graded!

Sold For: $1,560

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 771

Item Year: 1914

Category: T Tobacco Cards

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Graded EX 5 by PSA. This is the ONLY example graded at this level with none higher! Only one example (of any subject) has been graded higher by PSA (a sole EX-MT 6). Extremely rare tobacco card of New York Giants pitcher Rube Marquard from the 1914 Kotton Tobacco set. The Kotton Tobacco set shares designs with several other closely related caramel and bakery issues (E90-1 American Caramel Company, E92 Dockman & Sons, etc.) from the same era. All Kotton Tobacco cards are extremely rare. Produced by the People's Tobacco Co. of New Orleans, the Kotton Tobacco series was regionally issued only in the Louisiana area. The offered sample card of Hall of Famer Rube Marquard has a flawless image set against a striking red background, with light, even corner wear, and no creases or wrinkles. Outstanding centering with a natural diamond cut along the top edge. The reverse is clean with a bold, well-centered advertisement for Kotton Cigarettes. This is an extremely strong and noteworthy Hall of Famer example from this rare set. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++.

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