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    1893 Just So Tobacco Tom C. Williams SGC 10 Poor 1 - Only Graded Example! From the Carolinas collection. 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 16 cards. Tom C. Williams played for just two seasons for the Cleveland Spiders in 1892 and 1893. His .667 winning percentage becomes a smirk after one realizes his lifetime W-L record was 2-1. 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 as far as we have been able to determine. The card has obvious condition issues but it still looks 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 example of Williams graded to date by SGC or PSA.

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    November, 2013
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