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1887-1934 Tobacco and Assorted Baseball Card Collection (133)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $5,800.00
Fascinating and extremely eclectic collection of nineteenth and early twentieth-century baseball cards including many rarities, mostly low grade but with many exceptions, spanning the years from 1887 to 1934, with representation of sixteen different issues: 1) 1887 N284 Buchner Gold Coin (5 cards): Five cards, which appear to have been carefully hand cut from a sheet or advertising poster: Donohue, Esterbrook, Kelly (trimmed), Nelson, Orr. They are in Fair to Good condition, blank-backed (three on thin stock, two on thicker stock); 2) 1887 N175 Gypsy Queen: Terry (Brooklyn, miscut otherwise Vg-Ex); 3) 1888 "Scrapps" St. Louis Browns (2 cards): Bushong (Pr-Fr due to heavy stain) and Foutz (Ex with scrapbook paper on reverse); 4) 1911 T205 Gold Border: Chase (both ears, frame extends, Vg); 5) 1909-11 T206 White Border (2 cards): key rarity Demmitt (St. Louis, Fr) and Mathewson (portrait, Fr); 6) 1909-11 E254 Colgan's Chips (24 cards plus one Violet Chips tin): Bresnahan (Gd), Clarke (Gd), Evers (Gd-Vg), Tinker (Gd), Young (Gd); 7) 1911 T212 Obak (10 cards): Frisk, McCredie, McDonnell, Melchior, Morse, Pearce, Ross, Seaton (Portland), Sheehan (Portland), Zacher. Poor to Fair; 8) 1911 S74 Silks Mathewson (Ex); 9) 1912 S81 Large Silk Premium: Mathewson (thread holes around edges from being sewn long ago, otherwise Vg); 10) 1912 S110 Generals Silk Pillow Case: US Grant, Robert E. Lee, George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, "Buffalo Bill" Cody (slight fraying along the edges and a few light stains near the right edge, otherwise Ex); 11) 1914 T213 Coupon Cigarettes Type 2: Mathewson (paper loss and glue residue on back, otherwise Vg); 12) 1914 B18 Blankets (9 blankets): Austin (red, Ex-Mt), Doak (purple, Ex), Gibson (purple, Ex-Mt), Moriarty (brown, Ex), Mowrey (purple, no bottom right border otherwise Ex), Perdue (brown, Vg), Steele (yellow, Vg-Ex/Ex), Turner (purple, Nr/Mt), Williams (red, Ex-Mt). 13) 1919-21 W514: #71 (Vg); 14) 1923 W515-1 Complete Set of 60: Keys: #3 Ruth (Fr), 4 Bancroft (Ex-Mt), 8 Hoyt (Ex-Mt), 10 Cobb (Vg-Ex), 11 Sisler (Vg-Ex), 14 Frisch (tiny tear at the bottom border, otherwise Ex-Mt), 15 Baker (tiny touch of paper loss on the front, otherwise Ex), 16 Grimes (Vg-Ex), 24 Stengel (miscut on bottom border, otherwise Ex), 28 Speaker (Vg-Ex), 29 Youngs (Ex), 32 Kelly (Vg), 34 Jennings (cut small left to right, otherwise Vg), 36 Huggins (Vg-Ex/Ex), 38 Johnson (Vg-Ex/Ex), 45 McGraw (Vg), 47 Ruth (Fr), 49 Alexander (Ex to Ex-Mt), 50 Maranville (Vg), 51 Schalk (Vg), 55 Hornsby (tear at the top border, otherwise Ex), 56 Wheat (Ex), 58 Collins (Vg), 60 Faber (Vg). The balance of the set ranges from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt, averaging Ex overall; 15) 1934 R313A Gold Medal Flour (12 cards): Bridges, Cochrane, D. Dean, P. Dean, Frisch, Goslin, Hallahan, Marberry, Martin, Medwick, Rogell, White. Excellent condition overall; 16) Circa 1912 notebook cover "T3 design" set (2 ): Cobb (obviously handcut, pencil writing on the back, otherwise Vg) and Griffith (pencil erased from the top border, otherwise Ex). This unusual set has a design similar to the T3 Turkey Red set and was apparently originally issued as notebook covers. Total 133 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $5,800.00
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