Skein Ronan - Imperial Tobacco - C55 - #26 - 1911
Graded "Authentic" by SGC. Never before have proof cards been seen from the early days of hockey. This card of Skein Ronan is one of only 17 total C55 Proofs known to exist and it documents some of the last changes made by the lithography company before the set was authorized to be commercially printed by Imperial Tobacco.
This one-of-a-kind C55 Proof possesses greater detail and clarity, particularly on Ronan’s face, jersey, and glove. The outer portions and borders of the card have similar defining characteristics as does the background, which is quite distinct. The player's name at the bottom of the card is centered on the nameplate. On the regular issue, Ronan's name is positioned slightly to the top. There are registration lines near all four corners.