Graded VG 3 by SGC. Tremendously attractive Kalamazoo Bats tobacco card of A's outfielder Denny Lyons. Kalamazoo Bats are revered for their great rarity, unusual outdoor poses, unusual size, and unique design. This example perfectly showcases the great appeal of this rare nineteenth-century tobacco issue. Clean front with exceptional contrast and strong corners. The photo is particularly strong, and with an abundance of interesting details that Kalamazoos are so well known for (such as the bleachers in the background and Lyons' classic nineteenth-century pillbox cap). Well centered, with a subtle tilt to the image and slight natural miscut along the top edge. Light creasing, most visible on the back, accounts for the assigned grade. The reverse features a boldly printed advertising back (which is of special note as most Kalamazoo Bats cards have blank backs). This is a stunning nineteenth-century card and an extremely attractive Kalamazoo Bats sample. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.