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    1912 T215 Pirate Cigarettes Gabby Street PSA Authentic. This is the very first opportunity Heritage has had to offer a card from this extraordinary promotion to its clients. While the definition of "rare" will always be debated, there is no questioning that these cards are the rarest of the rare. Very, very few cards were known for decades until 2007 when an unprecedented offering in the form of a 96-card near set was put offer up for auction. This one find accounts for the overwhelming majority of registered cards.

    The history behind the cards is still a bit of a mystery. Produced by W. D. & W. H. Wells, an English tobacco firm based in Bristol and London, the cards are thought to have been made and distributed to American servicemen in the South Seas. Offered is an extremely clean and bright card of Gabby Street of the Washington Senators. The card features a trio of sharp corners; a mild "bump' affects the fourth. The rich hues of the close to perfectly centered portrait have the quality of a card made in the last decade, not over a century ago. Encapsulated PSA Authentic with an "EX/MT" presentation value. A challenge that, once overcome, elevates a collection to a rarified elite status reserved for museum-quality holdings.


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