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1909-1911 T206 White Border Near-Complete Set (520 of 524)
Starting Bid - $5,000.00 , Sold For - $35,250.00
30% range from Vg to Vg-Ex, 50% range from Gd to Gd-Vg, 20% range from Pr-Fr to Fr-Gd (includes a few with slight trim). Near-complete 1909-1911 T206 set (520 of 524), missing only the "Big Four" (Wagner, Plank, Magie, and Doyle/NY NL) for completion. This set includes all other rarities (Demmitt, O'Hara, Elberfeld, etc.). This is an outstanding opportunity to acquire a complete set of T206, the premier 1910-era tobacco card set, without spending the fortune that this set would cost in a higher grade, or the considerably higher amount that it would almost certainly cost to put this set together one card at a time. The T206 set, of course, is also highlighted by literally dozens of Hall of Famers, including Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Nap Lajoie, Christy Mathewson, etc., as well as the scarce forty-eight-card Southern League series. Although in mixed grade, this is still a very pleasing and extremely impressive set, with most cards having bright colors and crisp focus as originally issued. This particular set was assembled one card at a time by an old-time collector in the 1970s. It has been consigned directly by him. Ten different tobacco advertising brands are represented in this set (including Lenox, Carolina Brights, American Beauty, Cycle, Sovereign, El Principe De Gales, Tolstoi, and Polar Bear). The Hall of Famers and key cards are each graded individually. We have selected sixteen cards among the numerous highlights to be encapsulated and graded by PSA. Keys: Baker (American Beauty back, slight trim, o/w Vg), Beckley (Gd-Vg), Bender/no trees (Gd), Bender/trees (Vg-Ex), Bender/port. (Vg), Bresnahan/port. (Gd-Vg), Bresnahan/bat (Vg), G. Brown/Wash. (pinhole on top border, o/w Vg), Brown/Chi. (Polar Bear back, Vg), Brown/Cubs (Gd-Vg), Brown/port. (Gd-Vg), Chance/bat (Gd), Chance/red (Fr), Chance/yellow (Vg), Chesbro (El Principe De Gales back, Vg), Cicotte ("Black Sox", slight trim, o/w Gd), Clarke/bat (slight trim, o/w Vg), Clarke/port. (Gd), Cobb/green (PSA VG 3), Cobb/red (PSA VG 3), Cobb/bat off (PSA GOOD 2 [MK]), Cobb/bat on (Old MIll back, PSA VG 3), Collins/Phila. (miscut along the top border, o/w Gd), Collins/Minn. (Vg-Ex), Crawford/throw (Gd), Crawford/bat (Fr-Gd), Dahlen/Brooklyn (Gd-Vg), G. Davis (Fr-Gd), Demmitt/St. Louis (PSA PR-FR 1), Duffy (ink writing on back, o/w Vg), Elberfeld/port., Wash. (PSA VG-EX 4), Evers/port. (Vg), Evers/Chi. (Gd-Vg), Evers/Cubs (Fr-Gd), Flick (Gd-Vg), Gandil ("Black Sox," slight trim, o/w Vg-Ex), Griffith/bat (Vg), Griffith/port. (Vg), Huggins/hands (Gd-Vg), Huggins/port. (slight trim, o/w Vg), Jennings/one hand (Cycle back, slight trim, o/w Vg), Jennings/both hands (Tolstoi back, Fr-Gd), Jennings/port. (Vg), Johnson/hands (PSA PR-FR 1), Johnson/port. (PSA VG 3), Joss/pitching (El Principe De Gales back, PSA EX 5), Joss/port. (Gd), Keeler/port. (Vg-Ex), Keeler/bat (Gd-Vg), Kelley (American Beauty, Vg+), Kleinow/Bost. (Gd), Lajoie/port. (Gd), Lajoie/throw (Vg), Lajoie/bat (El Principe De Gales back, Gd), Lundgren/Chi. (PSA VG 3), Marquard/hands (El Principe De Gales back, Vg), Marquard/pitch (Polar Bear back, Gd-Vg), Marquard/port. (Vg), Mathewson/dark cap (PSA VG 3), Mathewson/port. (two pinholes, o/w Vg-Ex), Mathewson/white cap (PSA GOOD 2), McGinnity (Fr-Gd), McGraw/finger (PSA EX 5), McGraw/glove (Polar Bear back, Gd), McGraw/no cap (Vg/Vg-Ex), McGraw/cap (Fr), O'Hara/St. Louis (PSA PR-FR 1), Smith/Chic.& Bos. (PSA VG-EX 4), Speaker (Gd-Vg), Tinker/bat off (Vg), Tinker/bat on (Gd), Tinker/knees (Vg), Tinker/port. (Vg), Waddell/port. (slight trim, Vg), Waddell/throw (Gd-Vg), Wallace (Gd-Vg), Walsh (possible slight trim, o/w Vg-Ex), Wheat (Vg), Willis/Pitt. (Vg-Ex), Willis/bat (Gd-Vg), Willis/throw (Gd), Young/glove (Gd-Vg), Young/bare hand (Gd-Vg) and Young/port. (PSA VG 3). A very attractive mixed-grade near-complete set of the 1910 era's most classic tobacco-card issue, representing an outstanding collector value. Total 520 cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000/$20,000. SOLD FOR $35,250.00
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