Lot # 41: T206 Frank Chance “Yellow Portrait” Piedmont 350 Subjects w/an AMAZING CYCLE 350 Overprint on the Front (SGC “AUTH”)

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 7 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Spring Break Rarities Auction 2019",
which ran from 3/14/2019 4:00 PM to
4/6/2019 7:00 PM

(LOT 41)
T206 Frank Chance "Yellow Portrait" Piedmont 350 Subjects w/an AMAZING CYCLE 350 Overprint on the Front (SGC "AUTH")

Here's one you don't see very often! This remarkable T206 Frank Chance "Yellow/Orange Portrait" Piedmont 350 Subjects SGC "Authentic" offering incredibly inclu6es a CYCLE 350 overprint on the front of the card! Amazing to say the least, through the years, we have seen a vast array of various T206 anomalies including blank back scrappers, multiple print strikes, missing color subjects, etc. but never have we had the fortune of encountering such a rare overprint for a prominent Cooperstown inductee. Simply stated, ANY ad back overprint on the obverse side would be a serious T206 collectible, let alone one of the scarcer ad backs such as a CYCLE 350. Frank Chance was the Cub's fearless leader, guiding Chicago to three straight pennants as their player/manager from 1906 thru 1908, with the Cubs capturing World Series titles in 1907 and 1908.

The final link of the immortal "Tinker to Evers to Chance" double play combination, he stands as one of our National Pastime's foremost turn of the 20th century legends, with this assumed to be "one of a kind" keepsake a perfect testament to his renowned legacy. The card itself reveals a fine Frank Chance central image, with the "Authentic" assessment due to trimmed edges (especially the upper & lower edges) as well as a severe surface abrasion and soiling along the lower left quadrant. Yet, as most collectors would attest to, the "right to own a copy" far surpasses any technical grade, with the prevalent CYCLE CIGRETTES 350 overprint "stealing the show". It is clearly obvious that another one of these CYCLE overprints may not surface for quite some time, if ever, justifying why we highly advise you to take advantage of this grand opportunity and seize this possibly "unique" Frank Chance tobacco marvel!

MIN BID $300


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