Lot # 4: 1909-1911 T206 White Border Bill O'Hara - St. Louis Variation SGC 50 - Polar Bear Back (Lionel Carter Collection)

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Item was in Auction "T206 Set Break Auction",
which ran from 2/20/2020 12:00 PM to
3/1/2020 6:00 PM



Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. Presented is a stunning high-grade example of the rare T206 Bill O'Hara, St. Louis variation. O'Hara, St. Louis, of course, is one of the key rarities of the T206 set in any condition, but it is almost never found in such high grade. This card has the special distinction of originating from the collection of legendary collector Lionel Carter. Both the scarce Demmitt and O'Hara variations are true condition rarities. Most collectors don't even think about trying to find either of these two rare cards in high grade. Polar Bear was the only company to issue either of these team variation cards. T206 cards issued with Polar Bear tobacco were not well protected from the accompanying product. This is why T206 cards with Polar Bear advertising reverses almost always have various condition problems, including tobacco staining. This O'Hara example has almost no staining (a few faint spots are all we can see, certainly much less than most T206 Polar Bear cards). It is bright and crisp, with extremely fresh colors and light wear to the corners. The back has bold white printing set against a dark blue background. This card is extremely attractive and in a noteworthy high grade, especially for one of the rarest cards in the classic T206 White Border set.

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