Lot # 20: 1912 T207 Broadleaf Buck Weaver - SGC VG 3

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Starting Bid: $300.00

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2021 Premier Auction",
which ran from 11/8/2021 12:00 AM to
11/27/2021 9:00 PM

Quite underrated due to a shortage of star power, the T207 issue of 1912 is one of the most fascinating of all the prewar tobacco issues.  With varying levels of scarcity, a number of tough individual rarities, difficult front/back combinations and a condition-sensitive gloss on the card fronts, assembling a strong T207 set is quite a collecting challenge despite the relatively small size.  Presented here is one of the set's true keys: a card of Black Sox shortstop Buck Weaver, graded VG 3 by SGC.  One of 50 T207 cards available only with Broadleaf or Cycle backs, the card boasts both the desirability of the Black Sox affiliation along with the added scarcity of the Broadleaf back.  In addition, the card originates from the collection of hobby pioneer Lionel Carter, as indicated on the SGC flip.  Although not one of the most rare of the Broadleaf/Cycle T207s, each of the cards with these backs are quite difficult to locate and are incredibly desirable among collectors familiar with the issue.  Due to the leagues and times in which he played, many of Buck Weaver's cards are extremely rare.  His PCL issues command a premium as do the tougher backs among the various M101 issues.  His T207 is the only mainstream tobacco issue to picture him in a major league uniform and the Broadleaf reverse only adds to the card's desirability.

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