Love of the Game Opening Day, 2013 Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/7/2013
Extremely rare 1953 Red Man tobacco pack, this example is in outstanding condition, well-preserved from the ravages of time.  Red Man packs are exceedingly rare, some wrapped in wax paper and others wrapped in cellophane, which often becomes loose and brittle over time.  This example is tightly wrapped in cellophane, and has remained in remarkable condition over the years.  Still tightly wrapped on all sides, the graphics of the package are astounding, an incredible representation of the oversized tobacco package.

As was the case with other cards from the 1953 issue, the card is reversed so that the purchaser cannot see which player is included with the pack.  The package itself is in apparent NM/MT condition, save for two flaws that reduce the condition but not the attractiveness of the package or card:  First, at the very bottom of the reverse of the package is a small hole, larger than a pinhole, that penetrates into the bottom of the package.  Second, also along the reverse of the package, a small sliver of cellophane has peeled away, perhaps 4" long and several millimeters wide, and certainly not in a way that the card could have been removed from the pack and/or replaced.

This is an extremely rare piece, unbelievably attractive, with spectacular graphics. 
Spectacular 1953 Red Man Unopened PackSpectacular 1953 Red Man Unopened Pack
Spectacular 1953 Red Man Unopened Pack
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Minimum Bid: $200
Final prices include buyers premium.: $944
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Sunday, April 7, 2013.
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