George Larkin 1916 MJ Moriarty Silent Film Star Playing Card EX+
ABOUT THIS CARD:
Vintage to circa 1916 M.J. Moriarty movie star playing card featuring silent film star George Larkin.
Completists check your decks: this is one of three different 2 of Spades cards I've seen with Sidney Drew or George Beban featured on the card in other decks (this sale is for the George Larkin card only).
Standard-sized playing card, measures approximately 2-1/2" X 3-1/2" with reverse side depicting a chariot scene, issued by the Movie Souvenir Card Co. and copyright 1916 by MJ Moriarty.
The deck this card comes from was issued in several variations likely over a period of a few years beginning at the 1916 copyright date. From one of my favorite sets, I've seen well over 100 different cards from this 53 card set. This sale is for the single card in the title and shown above.
GRADING - CONDITION:
Grades EX+ or 6/10 due to spot of soiling at the top right. Sharp card. No creasing. Original gold gilt still visible along the edges. Both sides of actual card are shown.