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1955 Esskay Meats Harry Byrd—First Offered

Lot Number 110

Quantity: Bid Starts: 09/15/2010 12:00:00 
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While samples from the revered 1954-1955 Esskay Meats Orioles series cannot be classified “extinct”, the offered Harry Byrd from the 1955 issue is definitely on the "endangered" list. Of the dozens of samples to have circulated through Huggins & Scott Auctions, this "early bird" is the first we have offered. The journeyman pitcher and North Carolina native is framed by traces of the original orange bordering along the perimeter. Despite layering along the bottom left corner and edge, the evenly cut surface is otherwise crease-free with incidental hot dog grease markings. The blank cardboard reverse is clean. Purportedly released early in the 1955 season (Byrd was released in June), how many additional copies of this regional can be in existence?

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