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1911 T3 Turkey Red Collection (69 Different)

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $17,625

Outstanding medium-grade collection of 65 different (out of 100 baseball subjects in the set) plus all four variations (#28, 90, 112, 120) for a total of 69 cards from the extremely desirable 1911 T3 Turkey Red cabinet-card series. Missing just the twenty-five Hall of Famers and ten commons (#32, 33, 38, 44, 79, 85, 86, 108, 110, 116) for a complete master baseball set. Turkey Red cabinets are universally recognized as one of the most beautiful baseball-card issues ever produced. A collection of T3 Turkey Reds this large and this clean across-the-board rarely comes up for auction. These cards were carefully selected by an old-time collector over a period of many years. This is a beautiful group. Sixteen of the sixty-nine cards have the Turkey Red advertisement on the backs. Condition composite: VG-EX (8 cards): #13, 28a McIntyre (Bklyn), 84, 90b Doolan (name correct), 93, 95, 98, and 103. VG (24 cards): #3, 6, 7, 12, 22, 28b McIntyre (Bklyn & Chi.), 34, 37, 43, 81, 91, 94, 96, 100, 105, 112a Paskert (Cin.), 113, 115, ,118, 119, 121, 122a Tenney (NY), 122b Tenney (NY & Bos.), and 123. GD to GD-VG (27 cards): #2, 10, 11, 14, 15, 20, 21, 24, 29, 30, 45, 46, 48, 50, 77, 82, 88, 90a Doolin (name incorrect), 92, 97, 102, 106, 107, 111, 112b Paskert (Cin. & Phil.), 120, and 126. Trimmed (10 cards): #25, 31, 41, 49, 83, 89, 104, 109, 114, and 117. T3s are big cards; due to their large size they tend to be more subject to corner wear and creases than smaller cards. This collection represents an extremely substantial start toward the assembly of a very difficult to complete medium-grade set, with many cards having eye-appeal far superior to their technically accurate grades. Also included are two of the tobacco coupons, which were originally redeemable for T3 cards (and refer to them as ‘handsome lithographed pictures’). Both ‘Picture Coupons’ are from ‘Turkey Red’ Cigarettes. Total 69 cards plus 2 coupons. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000++. SOLD FOR $17,625


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