Lot # 4: 1909-1911 T206 White Border Bill O'Hara - St. Louis Variation SGC 5 - Polar Bear Back - Highest Graded!

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Item was in Auction "T206 Set Break Auction",
which ran from 1/7/2021 12:00 PM to
1/17/2021 6:00 PM

Graded EX 5 by SGC. Highest-graded SGC example on record! Presented is a stunning high-grade example of the rare T206 Bill O'Hara, St. Louis Cardinals 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. 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 spots on the reverse, certainly much less than most T206 Polar Bear cards). It is bright and crisp, with extremely fresh colors and light touches of wear at 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. Originating from the extraordinary collection of legendary collector Paul Pollard. Submitted by REA.

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