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    1893 Just So Tobacco Charlie M. Hastings SGC 10 Poor 1 - The Only Graded Example! Check those garbage cans! This card is a new discovery made by our consignor literally picked up from a street side trash can. The association between the "Just So" tobacco brand and baseball took some 70-odd years to become evident. The historical record had to be updated in the 1960's when a very small sampling of the elusive treasures was discovered. It would take the better part of two decades for another precious quantity to be found in 1981, plus what some would call the miracle find in 1989. Even after these three discoveries the total population of graded "Just So" cards, counting SGC and PSA, stands at a whopping 19 cards.

    Charlie Hastings played for four seasons between 1893 and 1898. His rookie debut was with the Cleveland Spiders 1893 where he posted a 4-5 record and a 4.70 ERA. After three just as "successful" season with Pittsburgh, Hastings was out of baseball by the turn of the century. For his efforts he did gain an immortality of sorts as he managed to appear on a baseball card and this is his only card appearance. The card has obvious condition issues including a small hole in the upper left. It sure does look impressive in the SGC slab and how many collectors can claim they own a "Just So" card? It's a very short list. A truly fresh gem from what most would proclaim the rarest of 19th Century baseball editions. Graded SGC 10 Poor 1. This is the only Just So tobacco card of Hastings graded to date by either SGC or PSA.


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