Lot # 245: 1909-1911 T206 White Border Ray Demmitt St. Louis Variation

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 21 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2020",
which ran from 7/24/2020 12:00 PM to
8/16/2020 6:00 PM

Offered is the rare Ray Demmitt (St. Louis Americans) card from the T206 set, a significant variation rarity from the popular T206 White Border series. This is one of the rarest cards in the set, and is usually among the very last cards (not including "The Big Four") required by collectors to complete the T206 set. This card has been always recognized as a great rarity, since the days of Jefferson Burdick. (In fact, Burdick singled out Demmitt and O'Hara, the other St. Louis variation in the set, along with Wagner, Plank, and Magie, as significant T206 rarities in the original American Card Catalog.) The offered example is obviously modest in condition due to heavy creasing and the upper right portion of the card reattached with clear tape on the reverse. Boldly printed Polar Bear reverse. Cards issued with Polar Bear tobacco were not well protected from the accompanying product; thus almost all Demmitt cards have at least some condition problems including tobacco staining (the offered example displays minor tobacco staining on the reverse). Encapsulated as Authentic by SGC (submitted by REA). This is a tremendous opportunity to acquire an affordable example of this key T206 rarity. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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