Lot # 191: 1909 T204 Ramly Tobacco Jesse Burkett PSA EX-MT 6

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 35 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2020",
which ran from 4/3/2020 3:00 PM to
4/19/2020 6:00 PM

Graded EX-MT 6 by PSA. This is one of only three examples graded at this level with just three graded higher. Presented is an extraordinary high-grade example of one of the key Hall of Famers from the prized T204 Ramly series: Jesse Burkett. Burkett is one of only fifteen Hall of Famers in the Ramly Tobacco set, which was produced in limited quantities and are thought to have been issued regionally in New England. In addition to being one of the most important cards in the set, this is arguably the most majestic of the very few cards ever issued of Burkett. His career spanned sixteen years (1890-1905). During his career he batted over .400 three times, a feat duplicated only by Ty Cobb and Rogers Hornsby. After leaving the Major Leagues, Burkett owned and managed the Worcester club of the New England League (the team with which he is featured on this card), from 1906 to 1913, making regular appearances in the outfield until he was 45. The card has light touches of wear to the corners (a little more so to the lower right) and virtually no wear to the extremely condition-sensitive borders. The portrait is crystal-clear, and both the front and back are clean. Centered just a hint to the bottom. This is an extremely attractive high-grade example of one of the most important cards from this beautiful and extremely condition-sensitive set. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000+.

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