Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXV
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/22/2011
If you are actively seeking some of the scarcest T206 advertisement backs, then this is the card for you! Presented here in a PSA 3 holder is an ultra-tough T206 Frank “Home Run” Baker carrying the obscure “Black Lenox” advertisement. While certainly not as rare as the “Brown” variation, Black Lenox T206s are still considered by most as one of the top 10 rarest backs. Add the fact that a legendary Cooperstown inductee graces the obverse side, and you have a card worthy of any esteemed T206 gathering. Rank baker achieved his immortal “Home Run” nickname after belting several home runs in the 1911 World Series off of legendary hurlers Christy Mathewson and Rube Marquard. Synonymous with that miraculous feat is this world class T206 offering that virtually never appears with a ‘Black Lenox” back. True, the card’s perimeter has seen better days with even wear to all four corners, but the central image has remained basically intact, no obtrusive creasing is evident, and the critical reverse side “Black Lenox” advertisement projects bold black vivid typography. Rarely is the elite enthusiast afforded the opportunity of capturing a significant Hall of Famer associated with one of the scarcest T206 cigarette ads in existence. Yet, this super eye pleasing “Home Run” Baker “Black Lenox” artifact is now available, and would immediately augment any serious T206 back collection!
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