Lot # 229: “Fresh to the Hobby” & Extremely Obscure T206 Brown Lenox Hughie Jennings “Both Hands Showing” (PSA “Auth”) - The SOLE Example Listed on the Combined PSA & SGC “Pop” Charts!

Category: 1900-1920

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

Bids: 6 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall Rarities Auction 2021",
which ran from 9/25/2021 12:00 PM to
10/9/2021 7:00 PM




(LOT 229)
"Fresh to the Hobby" & Extremely Obscure T206 Brown Lenox Hughie Jennings "Both Hands Showing" (PSA "Auth") - The SOLE Example Listed on the Combined PSA & SGC "Pop" Charts!

T206 enthusiasts continue to scour the market for the scarcest T206 ad back subjects, with this collecting angle craze sweeping the country like an uncontrollable tsunami! Never before have we seen such a fixation from the collecting community with regard to assembling the 39 possible cigarette advertisement backs with hobbyists frantically seeking the most challenging T206 player/ad back combinations. The highly respected T206 Resource website soundly outlines the scarcity level of all 39 possible ad backs with the Top-3 rarities including the Ty Cobb King of the Tobacco Smoking World, Brown Old Mill and Brown Lenox. Simply stated, locating any of those three T206 cigarette ads is a daunting task, justifying why this extraordinary T206 Brown Lenox Hughie Jennings "Both Hands Showing" PSA "Authentic" offering resides as one of the rarest tobacco cards on the planet.

At the time this was written, neither PSA nor SGC "Pop" charts listed a single other "Brown Lenox" Jennings "Both Hands Showing" example, substantiating why this "Pop 1" marvel's unparalleled paucity level! Hobby enthusiasts will always link Hall of Famer Hughie Jennings to the renowned "Eeyah" phrase he consistently shouted from the coaching box (it means "watch out" in Hawaiian), with many of his "E" and "T" cards utilizing his classic "Eeyah" body language pose. Before his legendary managerial stint with the Detroit Tigers, Jennings was the late-19th-century shortstop star of the Baltimore Orioles. Along with fellow stars such as Keller, McGraw and Robinson, he played a major role in leading the Orioles to three consecutive pennants from 1894-1896, even batting .401 in a single season. Yet, for all of his "on the field" accomplishments, he is still widely renowned for his managerial stint with the Detroit Tigers where he won three consecutive pennants his first three years of managing (1907-1909).

Likewise, Jennings cardboard legacy will surely outlast eternity via this ultra-rare and "fresh to the hobby" Brown Lenox representation of the bygone Cooperstown inductee. Most likely deemed "Authentic" by the prestigious PSA Grading Service due to the obtrusive stains along the upper region as well as a number of scattered surface abrasions, fortunately for collectors, these glaring stains reside directly above Jennings hallowed "Eeyah" pose. While the aesthetics have been compromised by the aforementioned flaws, as most sophisticated "rare-back" tobacco enthusiasts would attest to, in this case it is the "right to own a copy" that stands as the prevalent issue. Indeed, considering this offering's "Pop 1" status and the verso's near-impossible to locate "Brown Lenox" Cigarette advertisement including the "Factory #30, 2nd Dist. State, N.Y" typography, it anxiously awaits a final resting place in any world-class T206 "rare-back" compilation!

MIN BID $5,000
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