Lot # 56: 1913 Fatima Cigarettes T200 Chicago Americans SGC 3 VG

Category: Fatima Cards

Starting Bid: $200.00

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A solid and respectable VG 3 this T200 displays well and would be a fine addition to any collection. Beyond the recognizable names such as Ed Walsh, Ray Schalk, Buck Weaver, Eddie Cicotte, Hal Chase and others you’ll find one of baseball’s great stories, rookie pitcher Clarence “Pop-Boy” Smith. Legendary Southern League Manager Carlton Molesworth discovered Smith while managing in Birmingham. Smith was a ball park soda vendor, who occasionally pitched to Molesworth’s players prior to games. After watching “Pop-Boy” strikeout several of his top hitters, Molesworth signed the vendor to a minor league contract. Three years later, “Pop Boy” made his debut with the White Sox at age 21.

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