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    1911 T205 Gold Border Irvin K. Wilhelm "Suffered" SGC 40 VG 3 - The First Confirmed "Cycle" Back! This is the first of two newly discovered cards Heritage has the pleasure to offer in this auction. It took an entire century to discover this amazing brand rarity. Followers of the T205 series know Irvin Wilhelm has always been a scarce subject within the glorious Gold Border production. Wilhelm cards bearing his over the shoulder portrait show a printer's mishap which resulted in the word "suffered" on the 18th line of copy to read "suffe ed", missing the necessary "r" for proper spelling and pronunciation. The error must have gone unchecked as the vast majority of cards bear this production faux pas. For some reason probably never explained, the only cards known with the correct word "suffered" in the copy have been cards that bear the scarcer "Hassan" tobacco brand advertising on the reverse. That is until now! Heritage is pleased to make available the first confirmed T205 with the correct spelling without a Hassan reverse. This unique entry bearing the even more difficult to find "Cycle Cigarettes" ad makes it the most sought after "Cycle" brand collectible in the hobby. It also cements what some have called a mere printing error to full variation status.
    As far as condition, the card has been graded SGC 40 VG 3 due to a crease in the upper right and corner wear. The colors are rich and the metallic gold frame has held some vibrancy. For the army of T205 specialists this should certainly be an exciting new glimpse into this series which seems to fascinate on many levels. A must have for T205 master set builders.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2011
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
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