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    1912 L1 Helmar Tobacco Leather Premium Rube Marquard #111. From the John Esch collection. The 1912 Helmar Leathers issue is one of the rarest sets of tobacco premiums. Measuring approximately 10" x 12", a wide variety of subjects could were included, including baseball players, which are the most popular and valuable today. This example features Hall of Fame southpaw, Rube Marquard, who had an historic season in 1912, winning 26 games, including 19 in a row. It remains in a supple state. Three tack holes are found along the top, along with some minor staining, evidence of past folds and a blue-colored substance seen on the reverse. Marquard's image is still strong and dark. A very rare piece in good condition for its age.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $3,000 - up.

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    28th Thursday
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    7 Days
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