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1909-1911 T206 White Borders Collection (273)

Starting Bid - $1,500.00 , Sold For - $10,575.00

Collection of 273 different T206 White Borders including an extremely impressive fifty-one Hall of Famers (of the seventy-six Hall of Famers in the set), among them three Ty Cobbs, three Christy Mathewsons, and two Nap Lajoies. This is an original "childhood" collection, assembled in 1911 and saved in the family of the original owner. In fact, these cards are part of the Rochester, New York, collection which recently surfaced and was highlighted by an astounding thirty-six Clement Bros. Bread cards. The entire collection, which is presented in several lots in this auction, was saved by the father of our consignor, himself now an older gentleman. His family originally lived in Rochester, New York and his father personally got these cards in 1911. Condition: 15% are Vg, 65% range from Gd to Gd-Vg, 20% are in lesser grades. The cards in this collection are circulated, but still very attractive, with the vast majority in a relatively narrow band of conditions. The backs are almost all Sovereign but also included are a few Piedmont, Sweet Caporal, Cycle, El Principe De Gales, and Polar Bear. We have selected six cards to be graded by SGC. The fifty-one Hall of Famers are graded individually as follows: Bender/no trees (Sovereign back, Pr), Bender/port. (Gd-Vg), Bresnahan/port. (Pr), Brown/Chicago (Sovereign back, Vg), Brown/Cubs (Pr-Fr), Brown/port. (Sovereign back, Gd), Chance/batting (Sovereign back, Vg), Chance/red (Sovereign back, Gd), Chance/yellow (Sovereign back, Vg), Clarke/port. (Sovereign back, Vg), Cobb/green (Sovereign back, Pr), Cobb/red (Sovereign back, SGC FAIR 20), Cobb/bat on (Sovereign back, SGC FAIR 20), Collins/Phila. (Sovereign back, Gd-Vg), G. Davis (Pr), Duffy (Sovereign back, Gd-Vg), Evers/port. (Sovereign back, Pr-Fr), Evers/Chicago (Sovereign back, Gd-Vg), Evers/Cubs (Sovereign back, Vg), Flick (Sovereign back, Vg-Ex), Huggins/hands at mouth (Sovereign back, Vg), Huggins/port. (Vg), Jennings/port. (Vg), Joss/pitching (Vg-Ex), Joss/port. (Sovereign back, Pr-Fr), Keeler/bat (Sovereign back, Gd-Vg), Kelley (Sovereign back, Vg), Lajoie/port. (Sovereign back, SGC VG 40), Lajoie/throwing (Vg), Marquard/at sides (Sovereign back, Vg), Marquard/pitching (Sovereign back, Fr-Gd), Marquard/port. (Pr), Mathewson/dark cap (Sovereign back, SGC VG-EX 50), Mathewson/port. (Sovereign back, SGC GOOD 30), Mathewson/white cap (Sovereign back, SGC VG 40), McGinnity (Vg), McGraw/finger (Sovereign back, Pr), McGraw/glove (Sovereign back, Pr), McGraw/no cap (Sovereign back, Vg), McGraw/cap (Vg), Tinker/bat off (Sovereign back, Vg), Tinker/hands on knees (Sovereign back, Vg-Ex), Tinker/port. (Sovereign back, Fr-Gd), Waddell/port. (Sovereign back, Vg), Waddell/throw (Sovereign back, Pr), Wallace (Sovereign back, Fr-Gd), Walsh (Sovereign back, Pr-Fr), Willis/port. (Sovereign back, Vg), Willis/bat (Sovereign back, Vg-Ex), Willis/throwing (Sovereign back, Vg). and Young/bare hand (Gd-Vg). Other key cards: Chase/holding trophy (Sovereign back, Gd-Vg), Chase/blue (Sovereign back, Pr-Fr), Chase/pink (Sovereign back, Gd), Chase/black cap (Vg), Chase/white cap (Pr), Cicotte/Black Sox (Sovereign back, Gd-Vg), Dahlen/Brooklyn (Sovereign back, Pr), and Gandil/Black Sox (Sovereign back, Gd-Vg). This is a very impressive and relatively affordable (compared to higher grades) collection of T206s, with an extremely high concentration of Hall of Famers and better cards. This original-owner collection is an ideal collection to serve as the foundation for the assembling of a low- to medium-grade set. Total 273 cards. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$5,000. SOLD FOR $10,575.00


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