Goldin Elite Auction Ending May 22-23

Lot #57: 1911-12 C55 Imperial Tobacco #38 Georges Vezina Rookie Card – The Issue's "Key" Card – PSA NM 7


This lot closes on May 22nd, 2021 at 10:00 PM EDT for initial bids.

Graded NM 7 by PSA. Hall of Famer, in his Rookie Card appearance. Among more than 200 copies recorded in PSA’s census reporting, just one example has been placed at a higher tier. The delicate masterpieces from this vintage issue are seldom seen in top condition. Long assumed to have had their origins as the Imperial Tobacco Company's Canadian version of baseball's T206, the splendid collectibles known as "C55" convey an incomparable sense of the early game. The offered specimen, depicting hockey pioneer Georges Vezina, is an especially creditable representative of its fragile type. Its bright colors are well-preserved and nicely defined, and the properly formed corners reveal just small, inoffensive traces of clean wear. The cardback print, placed against an expanse of clear white, is bold and unimpaired. This is the revered, glorious issue's "key" card, in finely detailed Near Mint condition.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$61,200
Minimum Bid:$10,000
Number of Bids:18