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Item 8027 - 1911 T3 Turkey Red #5 Sam Crawford - PSA EX+ 5.5 Catalog 542 (Feb 2019)

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Graded by PSA EX+ 5.5. One of the premiere card sets in our hobby is also one of the biggest and most attractive, that of the 1911 T3 Turkey Red cabinet cards. From the simple framing plaque design in highlighting each player, to the brilliant colors (many appearing to be at dusk with tremendous sunset colors), to including most of the key players of the day. The Turkey Red set of 100 baseball players certainly has remained the most popular of all cabinet cards. These cabinets were only offered as mail in premiums, as collectors could redeem 10 cigarette coupons from Turkey Red cigarettes to acquire a single card. The redeemer also had the option of obtaining a rare leather (known as L1 Leathers) or a large colorful silk (known as the S81 Silks), which were also part of the same promotion.

This Turkey Red of Detroit Tiger Hall of Famer Sam Crawford remains in very high grade for the issue with four square corners, exhibiting minimal wear. Colors are brilliant from the green grass to the orange and yellow sky at dusk. A miniscule chip appears at the upper edge. The reverse is relatively clean with only minor black print specs. This is one of three examples at this level, with only three cards graded higher. There are three PSA 6 examples, and a single PSA NM 7. There are NO PSA 8's graded.

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