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    1912 L1 Helmar Tobacco Leather Premium Ed Walsh #107. From the John Esch collection. From the very rare and desirable 1912 Helmar Tobacco Leather Premium set comes this example that depicts Hall of Famer, Ed Walsh. "Big Ed" was a 40-game winner in 1908 and is still the all-time leader in ERA with a microscopic 1.82. This piece exhibits some small tack holes and surface wear. Walsh's image is somewhat faded over the years. Surfaces show soiling and signs of previous folding. There are tack holes at top and bottom, the upper left is missing the outer most portion and the upper right extension is missing. The leather stock is in nice condition, despite being over a century old.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $600 - up.

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    28th Thursday
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    18th-20th Thursday-Saturday
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    6 Days
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