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1909-1911 T206 "Shoebox" Collection (232) + 21 Misc. Cards
Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $6,380.00
232 assorted T206 White Borders (183 different), highlighted by twenty-four Hall of Famers including Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, and Cy Young. This original "shoebox" collection has remained untouched for ninety years, but unfortunately ninety years ago they were played with quite a bit. This is a low- to mid-grade collection, with condition ranging from Pr to Vg-Ex (mostly Gd). Original tobacco cards in low to mid grade are extremely popular, representing one of the most outstanding values in all of vintage card collecting. The 232 T206s are accompanied by one T201 Mecca Double Folder and twenty T205 Gold Borders for a total of 253 cards. Highlights: Baker (Gd-Vg), two Beckley (both Vg), Bender - no trees (Pr), Bresnahan - port. (miscut at top border, otherwise Vg), two Bresnahan - bat (Fr and Pr), two Brown - Chicago (Vg and Fr-Gd), Clarke - bat (Fr), Cobb - red (Fr-Gd), E. Collins (Vg/Vg-Ex), J. Collins (Gd), Evers - Chicago (Gd-Vg), Gandil - Black Sox (miscut at top border, otherwise Vg), Griffith - port. (Fr), Huggins - port. (Gd), Jennings - both hands (Gd-Vg), Johnson - port. (Gd-Vg), Joss - port. (Gd), Marquard - port. (Fr-Gd), Mathewson - dark cap (trimmed), McGinnity (Vg), Speaker (Gd-Vg), and Young (slight trim top border, Vg-Ex appearance). This collection would serve as an ideal foundation to assemble the set. The twenty-one additional cards are the following: 1) 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders (1 card): Cobb/Crawford (SGC GOOD 30). 2) 1911 T205 Gold Borders (20 cards): Ames (PSA VG-EX 4), Bailey (PSA GOOD 2), Barger/full "B" (Vg), Corridon (Gd), Delahanty (Vg-Ex), Dygert (Ex), ewing (Vg-Ex), Fletcher (Vg), Huggins (HOF, Vg-Ex), two Mathewson (Vg appearance on the front, both downgraded to Gd for paper loss on back), Miller (Gd), Moriarity (Gd), Phillippe (Vg), Shean/Rustlers (Vg/Vg-Ex), Tannehill (Ex/Ex-Mt), Wagner (SGC GOOD 30), Wilson (Gd), Wiltse/both ears (Vg), and Wolter (Fr-Gd). Total 253 cards (232 T206s, 20 T205s, 1 T201). Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $6,380.00
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