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LOT 363:  1911 S74 Silks Framed Display Including Ty Cobb and Christy Mathewson (77)
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CURRENT BID:  $1,600.00

Start:  4/3/2008 12:00:00 PM EST 

End:  5/4/2008 3:00:00 AM EST

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  STARTING BID:  $500.00

BID COUNT:  10 (Bid History)

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In the teens, tobacco companies issued quite a few sets printed on silks or felts, featuring a variety of subjects. These "fabric cards" were intended to be used as the building blocks for quilts, pillow cases, blankets, tapestries, etc. The silks featuring baseball players are by far the most highly prized by collectors today. This large tapestry, which measures an impressive 18 x 17.5 inches, was created using the S74 Baseball Silks issued in 1911. S74 silks are related to the T205 Gold Border series, and share the same basic player designs. Individually they are very attractive collectibles. Seventy-seven of them sewn together create a stunning display. The silks have been meticulously sewn together, creating a unique work of folk art, which is presented in this beautifully framed display. There are fourteen Hall of Famers among the seventy-seven silks, including Ty Cobb and two Christy Mathewsons. The tapestry is in Excellent condition overall. (The individually silks, if separated, would technically be modestly graded due to having been sewn together. Many silks have been seen with tiny sewing holes along their perimeters. They have been separated from tapestries such as this.) This is a very attractive display of these colorful tobacco premiums, which by any measure represent one of the very best values of all 1910-era baseball tobacco issues. Framed and matted to total dimensions of: 27.5 x 27 inches. Total 77 silks. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.
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