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    1909-11 T206 Piedmont 150 Napoleon Lajoie (Throwing) PSA NM-MT 8 - Pop Three, Two Higher for Brand/Series. Napoleon Lajoie was one of Cleveland's most beloved figures, so popular in his day that the ballclub was nicknamed the "Naps" in his honor. The team would take on its current "Indians" designation only upon his departure in 1915. The turn-of-the-century hero was renowned for being among the finest ballplayers both on and off the field. Lajoie's talents were at the top of the sport earning him elite status with others of his day such as Young, Mathewson, Johnson, Wagner and Cobb.

    The "T206" edition exists with an extensive list of tobacco brands/ factory designations adorning the reverse side of each card. After a century has passed it seems as many hobbyists collect this benchmark edition with careful thought given to the name on the back as much as the name of the players on the obverse. Our offered example displays a "Piedmont Cigarettes - 150 Subjects" ad. In contrast to the commonality of the brand we have an anything but common grade of PSA NM-MT 8! A stunner that shows barely any evidence of handling. The front surface is clean, the surrounding borders are bright; print registration is precise; the inks seem to have forgotten to show its age as they are vibrant and fresh. The boldly printed reverse is clean and problem free. The overall total PSA pop is over 800 submissions (w/any qualified). Just over 300 have been confirmed with a Piedmont brand back, only one hundred confirmed with this series/factory combination. This is one of only three graded NM-MT with two rated higher for this brand/series combination.


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