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    Very Rare 1910 T218 Tolstoi "Champion Athletes and Prizefighters" SGC Graded Collection (16). Cards from this series are almost always found with either a "Mecca Cigarettes" or "Hassan Cigarettes" brand back with both available in roughly the same percentage, Hassan being seen very slightly less often. Putting a set together is fun and quite doable with some effort. The Herculean challenge rests with the third brand - Tolstoi. Currently SGC has graded over 2,200 T218 boxing cards but now only 91 display the coveted "Tolstoi" reverse. Offered is a gallery of 16 different cards which is the largest assembly ever presented at auction! Eight cards are or equal the highest graded examples on the SGC census! Most have total populations of four or fewer! Includes: SGC 50 VG/EX 4: 3 cards, Mellody (Pop One, Highest!), Papke (Pop One, Highest!) and M. Sullivan (Pop One, Highest!); SGC 40 VG 3: 3 cards, Griffin (Pop One, Highest!), Stone (Pop Three, Highest!) and Walsh (Pop One, Highest!); SGC 35 GD+ 2.5: 1 card, Young Corbett; SGC 30 GD 2: 2 cards, Knock-Out Brown and George Gardiner (Pop One, Highest!); SGC 20 FR 1.5: 2 cards, Nelson and Nitchie; SGC 10 PR 1: 5 cards, Goodman, A. Kaufman, Lougherty, J. O'Brian (Only Graded Example!) and O'Keefe.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 4
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