Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXVIII
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/26/2012
The prestigious T206 Tobacco set issued during years 1909 thru 1911 is first renowned for the 4 high end cards to obtain including Wagner, Plank, the Magee error (Magie) and Doyle variation. While other desirable variations exist after these renowned “big four”, there are a myriad of collecting angles actively pursued by T206 enthusiasts. For the absolute “purists”, not only will players be assembled with different advertisement backs, but the various “subjects” and “factory” types will be endlessly sought after. One of the scarcest T206 variations is, undeniably, the “Factory 42” Piedmont Cigarettes variation, with many elite enthusiasts listing it as a “top 10” scarcity. Presented here is Danny Murphy’s “Factory 42” Piedmont variation in an outstanding PSA 6 holder. While all of the major grading companies population reports do not distinguish “Factory” or “Subject” variations in their counts, the scarcity of this offering is duly noted by any T206 expert, with only some 5% of the total Piedmont specimens most likely carrying this eclectic factory advertisement. So while PSA only lists 4 Piedmont’s at this plateau with a mere 4 graded higher, it is highly conceivable that along with this offering, only a mere few carry the ultra-tough “Factory 42” designation! Regarding the card’s aesthetics, it easily merits the fine high grade via the brilliant array of sparkling uniform and facial hues, as well as the robust blue background that significantly projects Murphy’s “Batting” image. Extremely fine centering, dazzling white borders, relatively clean surfaces and a potent “350-460 Subjects Piedmont Factory 42” bold advertisement complete this century old marvel that via its “Factory 42” subjects designation, merits an esteemed place in any sophisticated T206 compilation!
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