1910 T229 Kopec Cigarettes James J. Jeffries SGC VG-EX 4 -...
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Description1910 T229 Kopec Cigarettes James J. Jeffries SGC VG-EX 4 - The Only SGC-Graded Example! From the John Esch collection. The 1910 T229 Kopec Cigarettes set (along with its sister, Pet Cigarettes brand), is one of the rarest of the T-series sports issues. It was released along the West Coast and the appearance of the cards is reminiscent of the Obak issues, also from the same region. This card features former Heavyweight Champ, James J. Jeffries, who had retired with the title in 1905 and returned to the ring in 1910 for a match against Jack Johnson. The back of the card states "His attempt to 'come back' after living a life of ease and luxury is too well-known to need relating." In other words, "Jeff" lost. Graded SGC VG-EX 4. This is the only Kopec example graded by SGC.
Guide Value or Estimate: $1,000 - up.
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