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    In Old Santa Fe (Mascot, 1934). Lobby Card (11" x 14"). This Ken Maynard feature is best known as the "screen test" of a young singing cowboy who would soon gain fame and renown as the immortal Gene Autry. A bit player for Mascot at the time, Autry's shot at stardom would come in the following year when Mascot head Nat Levine gave the young crooner the starring role in his serial, "The Phantom Empire." This particular card, featuring both Autry and his sidekick, Lester "Smiley" Burnette, is particularly rare and sought after by both Autry and Western collectors, as it is an early image of the great cowboy star. In exceptional condition, the card shows small pinholes in three of the corners, and some slight tanning. This card displays beautifully and will be an important addition to any Western collection. Very Fine.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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