Lot # 39: 1887 H801-22 Tobin Lithographs B&W "Oh, Come Off!" Cap Anson - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid: $200.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Fall 2019",
which ran from 11/20/2019 12:30 PM to
12/8/2019 6:00 PM

Graded VG+ 45 by SGC. This is the ONLY example graded at this level with none higher! Extremely attractive example of Hall of Famer Cap Anson from the 1887 Tobin Lithographs B&W series. Each card from this unusual series features a caricature of a Major League baseball player with an amusing slogan and the player’s name below. These cards were designed to allow merchants to overprint their own ads on the front or blank backs, for use as an advertising vehicle. Identified along the bottom of the card as "Oh, Come Off (Anson.)," the card pictures a caricature leaning on his bat. Bright, crisp, and clean both front and back, with even wear on the corners, and centering just slightly to the right. Light creasing accounts for the assigned grade. The reverse is blank. This is a highly graded example of the key card from this very rare, distinctive, and attractive nineteenth-century issue. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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