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1909-1911 T206 White Border Near-Complete Set (517 of 524)
Starting Bid - $10,000.00, Sold For - $55,100.00
Grades 50% Vg-Ex/Ex to Ex (includes some Ex-Mt), 45% ranging from Vg to Vg-Ex+, 5% lesser (includes a few which appear Ex but may have a very slight trim). Near-complete 1909-1911 T206 set (517 of 524), missing only Wagner, Plank, one Southern Leaguer (Helm), and four commons (Kleinow/NY-catching, F. Smith/Chi./cap, Sweeney/Bost., and Tannehill/Wash.) for completion. This set includes the rare T206 Magie error (encapsulated as "Authentic" by PSA, not graded due to interpretation of cut as possible trim, but a very nice looking card with a strong Very Good to Vg-Ex appearance). The T206 is set is highlighted by seventy-four Hall of Famers, including all four Ty Cobb cards, three Christy Mathewsons, two Walter Johnsons, three Cy Youngs, as well as many rarities (in addition to Magie, the near-set includes the rare St. Louis varieties of Demmitt and O'Hara, Elberfeld -port. (Wash.), and 47 of the 48 scarce Southern League series cards. This is a beautiful, very carefully assembled near-complete set, one of the nicer T206 sets we have seen offered as a set in quite some time. Eleven different tobacco advertising brands are represented (including Hindu, American Beauty, Cycle, Carolina Brights, Sovereign, El Principe De Gales, Tolstoi, etc.). The Hall of Famers and key cards are each graded individually. We have selected thirteen cards among the numerous highlights to be encapsulated and graded by PSA. The key cards grade as follows: Baker (Vg-Ex), Beckley (Vg), Bender/no trees (American Beauty, Ex), Bender/trees (Vg), Bender/port. (Vg), Bresnahan/port. (Ex), Bresnahan/bat (Vg-Ex), G. Brown/Wash. (Vg-Ex), Brown/Chi. (Ex appearance, possible slight trim), Brown/Cubs (Ex), Brown/port. (Vg), Chance/bat (Vg-Ex), Chance/red (Vg-Ex), Chance/yellow (Vg), Chesbro (ink on the reverse, o/w Vg-Ex/Ex), Cicotte ("Black Sox", touch of paper loss on the back, o/w Vg-Ex), Clarke/bat (Ex), Clarke/port. (two very tiny stains in the lower right corner, o/w Ex), Cobb/green (PSA EX 5), Cobb/red (PSA VG-EX 4, Old Mill), Cobb/bat off (PSA VG-EX 4, Polar Bear), Cobb/bat on (PSA EX 5), Collins/Phila. (Old Mill, Vg), Collins/Minn. (Vg-Ex/Ex), Crawford/throw (Vg), Crawford/bat (Polar Bear, Vg), Dahlen/Brooklyn (Vg-Ex/Ex), G. Davis (Vg-Ex), Demmitt/St. Louis (Gd-Vg, very rough natural cut), Duffy (Ex), Elberfeld/port., Wash. (Gd, possible slight trim at top), Evers/port. (Vg-Ex/Ex), Evers/Chi. (Ex), Evers/Cubs (Vg-Ex), Flick (Vg-Ex), Gandil ("Black Sox," American Beauty, Ex), Griffith/bat (Vg), Griffith/port. (some light staining on the back, o/w Vg), Huggins/hands (Vg), Huggins/port. (Vg-Ex), Jennings/one hand (Vg-Ex), Jennings/both hands (Vg), Jennings/port. (Vg-Ex), Johnson/hands (25/75 L/R, o/w Vg-Ex/Ex), Johnson/port. (PSA VG 3, Sovereign), Joss/hands (Polar Bear, Vg), Joss/port. (10/90 L/R, o/w Vg-Ex/Ex), Keeler/port. (Ex), Keeler/bat (Vg-Ex), Kelley (slight wave to cut, not trimmed, Ex appearance), Kleinow/Bost. (Vg-Ex/Ex), Lajoie/port. (PSA EX-MT 6), Lajoie/throw (Vg-Ex/Ex), Lajoie/bat (Ex), Lundgren/Chi. (El Principe De Gales, Vg-Ex), Magie/error (Authentic), Marquard/hands (Vg-Ex), Marquard/pitch (Vg-Ex/Ex), Marquard/port. (PSA EX-MT 6), Mathewson/dark cap (PSA EX-MT 6, Cycle), Mathewson/port. (Gd-Vg/Vg), Mathewson/white cap (Sovereign, Vg-Ex), McGinnity (Ex), McGraw/finger (slight trim, o/w Ex), McGraw/glove (Vg-Ex), McGraw/no cap (Vg-Ex), McGraw/cap (Sovereign, Vg-Ex), O'Hara/St. Louis (Fr-Gd), Smith/Chic. & Bos. (Polar Bear, very tiny touch of paper loss on front, o/w Vg-Ex), Speaker (Vg-Ex), Tinker/bat off (Tolstoi, Vg-Ex/Ex, initials noted on back), Tinker/bat on (Vg-Ex), Tinker/knees (slight trim, o/w Ex-Mt), Tinker/port. (PSA EX 5), Waddell/port., (very tiny stain in the lower left corner, o/w Ex), Waddell/throw (Vg), Wallace (25/75 L/R, o/w Ex), Walsh (El Principe De Gales, slight trim, o/w Ex), Wheat (Ex-Mt), Willis/Pitts. (PSA EX 5), Willis/bat (Ex), Willis/throw (Vg-Ex), Young/glove (PSA EX-MT 6), Young/bare hand (slight trim, o/w Vg-Ex/Ex) and Young/port. (PSA VG-EX 4). This is a set with tremendous eye-appeal, appearing at a glance considerably stronger than suggested by the very respectable and accurate condition composite and individual grades listed above. A very attractive near-complete set of T206, the most popular and classic set of the era. Total 517 cards. Reserve $10,000. Estimate $20,000/$30,000. SOLD FOR $55,100.00
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