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    1909-11 T206 Old Mill-Brown Syd Smith PSA Authentic - Possibly Unique! We all understand that the Southern League sub-set are supposed to be noticeably more scarce but this card takes that to the extreme. Among the more challenging T206 Southern League brands are those displaying an "Old Mill Cigarettes" advertisement. When encountered for what seems like 99.9% of the time, the ad is printed in a standard black ink. For reasons unknown, be it an early miscommunication or cost cutting, an extremely small sum of Old Mill survivors bears an ad printed in the same distinctive Brown ink usually encountered with cards with Hindu advertisements. Adding to the mystery is the high percentage of these cards are hand cut suggesting none may have ever witnessed public circulation. Offered is Syd Smith who played for the highly successful and long-running Atlanta Crackers during the 1906, 1907, 1909 and 1910 seasons. His MLB career lasted for five seasons between 1908 and 1915.

    Encapsulated PSA Authentic. Currently, PSA has yet to grade 250 total examples of Smith. Less than half are confirmed with an Old Mill back. This is the only confirmed example to have have the Brown print reverse! What T206 fan doesn't want a card that no other T206 enthusiast owns? No one. This is the type of card that gives one ultimate bragging rights.


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