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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/11/2018
Presented is an unopened pack of Polar Bear Tobacco from 1910. This tremendous pack comes from Factory No. 6 in Ohio and may contain a rare T206 Ty Cobb baseball card! This larger-size paper pouch pack measures 3.5 x 5.25 inches and is unopened with the tax stamp completely intact. Polar Bear, along with Honest Long Cut, were the only non-cigarette distributor of T206 (and T205) baseball cards. Polar Bear pouches are the only packs where collector cards freely floated inside among the loose tobacco, resulting in staining on many cards.

Third party independent research confirms our findings that this unopened cigarette pack bares the correct factory number, district, and state with an intact Tax Stamp matching the proper year of production for inclusion of a T206 or T205 baseball card. A physical and visual inspection of the pack confirms that the paper folds are firm and crisp, with only a few tears to the outer. The tax stamp is fully intact. The pack matches multiple points of comparison to packs that have in the past been revealed to contain T206 or T205 baseball cards. However, there is no guarantee that any card is enclosed within the pack.

This Polar Bear pack was discovered four years ago at an estate sale in the Midwest by an advanced tobacco-pack collector. The pack is one of six from the same estate find. All six are being offered in this auction. This pack has been shrink-wrapped to preserve the integrity of the exterior.

This antique tobacco pack should be appreciated this for its wonderful rarity regardless of its condition. However, the pack has survived in outstanding condition over the past century. This is an exciting item for any advanced pre-war baseball or unopened-pack collector. Do not miss your opportunity to own a pack that could contain a fantastic baseball card.

Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,449.18
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Sunday, November 11, 2018.
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