Lot # 395: 1913 T200 Fatima Cigarettes Near-Complete Set (14/16)

Category: 1900-1948

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 26 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 4/9/2023 12:00 PM to
4/29/2023 9:00 PM

Issued in tins of Fatima brand cigarettes in 1913, the set we refer to as T200 today consists of 16 team photos - eight National and eight American league card.  The team cards are printed on glossy photographic paper, and are subject to all manner of condition woes due to their fragility.  Though cards from the issue appear frequently in hobby auctions, the cards have varying degrees of scarcity, with some much more difficult to obtain than others.  According to the Standard Catalog, the team cards feature 369 different players, managers and mascots, including some of the most popular and important figures to play the game.

Presented here is a near-complete set, missing just two for completion.  A collector grade group, the set was assembled by a longtime collector who paid less attention to technical grade and more attention to image quality.  As a result, the cards are subject to wrinkling and edge wear, chipping and (in some cases) trimming, though the actual team photos present quite nicely.  The collection includes the following:

SGC GOOD 2 (2 cards): Cincinnati Nationals, Philadelphia Nationals  PSA PR-FR 1 (1 card): Washington Americans. SGC POOR 1 (4 cards): Boston Americans, Brooklyn Nationals, St. Louis Americans, St. Louis Nationals, SGC AUTHENTIC (6 cards):  Chicago Americans, Chicago Nationals, Detroit Americans, New York Nationals, Philadelphia Americans, Pittsburgh Nationals. UNGRADED (1 card): Cleveland Americans (POOR condition, heavily trimmed).  A nearly-complete collection of cards from a very difficult set to finish in any grade.  14 cards total. 

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