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    C. 1911 Felix Mendelsohn James Archer Prototype Card SGC Authentic. This rare entry is still a mystery after an entire century. The cards are attributed to Felix Mendelsohn but could be of other origin. The 1-7/8" x 3-3/8" Black & White card is one of just three known to exist and there is good reason they shouldn't exist at all. The front features Chicago Cubs catcher James Archer. The caption reads "Catcher-1911 - Chicago Nationals". The reverse copy is vague, "A Picture with Every 5 CENTS In Trade at". This was an obvious plan to appeal to any store or company that wanted to use the cards for promotional purposes. There is a purple stamp "Any Confectionery" and along the top is stamped lettering that says, "National Circulation System, DUBUQUE, IOWA". The card is hand cut, thus the SGC Authentic assessment. A mysterious and very rare entry where hopefully more information will be discovered in the future.

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