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The key card from this rare and unusual 19th Century trade card issue, part of a 15-card set featuring line illustrations of members of the 1887 Boston Beaneaters, the cards are found with either Number 7 or Diamond S Cigar advertising on the reverse, with the Number 7 brand being more common.  The term "common," of course, is relative, as this is an extremely rare issue!  The cards are siginificantly larger than other tobacco cards of the era, measuring 2.25" x 4", and are rare and desirable today.  The card of Kelly is exceptional, graded EX 60 by SGC, slightly off center from left-to-right with less than typical wear for the issue.  An outstanding opportunity for type collectors to obtain an example of a key Hall of Famer from a very difficult issue.

1889 Number 7 Cigar Mike King Kelly (HOF) - SGC EX 601889 Number 7 Cigar Mike King Kelly (HOF) - SGC EX 60
1889 Number 7 Cigar Mike "King" Kelly (HOF) - SGC EX 60
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,440
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Sunday, March 25, 2018.
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