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1910-Era Tobacco-Card Collection Including T204, T205, etc. (78)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,819
Collection of seventy-eight different 1910-era tobacco cards, with representation from nine different classic issues, including eighteen Hall of Famers (Cobb, Mathewson, Speaker, McGraw, etc.). The collection includes four T204 Ramly, twenty-five T205 Gold Border, one T3 Turkey Red, thirty T201 Mecca Double Folder, one T202 Triple Folder, two T207 Brown Background, four T200 Fatima (3 teams and 1 player), and eleven C46 Imperial. 1) T204 Ramly (4 cards): Bender (HOF; Pr-Fr), Graham (light stain on front and blue ink stamp on back, otherwise Vg-Ex/Ex), McAleer (Vg), and Schulte (Fr-Gd). 2) T205 Gold Border (25 cards): Thirteen cards range from Vg to Vg-Ex, including Adkins (minor leaguer), Baker (HOF), J. Collins (HOF), McGraw (HOF; Cycle), and Tinker (HOF; Cycle); ten range from Pr to Gd; two - Mathewson (slightly trimmed) and Stahl (recolored) - are altered. 3) T3 Turkey Red (1 card): #121 Sullivan (Vg). 4) T201 Double Folder (30 cards): Two cards range from Vg-Ex to Ex including Collins; ten are Vg, including Speaker, Wallace, and two Walsh; eighteen range from Pr to Gd, including Cobb/Crawford, Mathewson, Jennings, two Clarke, and Bender. 5) T202 Triple Folder (1 card): #84 Jennings/McGraw (Vg). 6) T207 Brown Background (2 cards): Gardner (Gd-Vg) and Harmon (Fr). 7) T200 Fatima Team (3 cards): New York Nats with Mathewson and Thorpe (Pr-Fr), Philadelphia Nats (Vg), and Boston Amer. (Fr). 8) T222 Fatima Player(1 card): Lapp (Vg). 9) C46 Imperial (11 cards): Three cards are Vg-Ex (#11, 26, and 88); seven are Vg (#3, 5, 15, 71, 73, 76, and 80); one Fr (#78). This is a very interesting, unusual, and very substantial mixed-grade collection of tobacco cards with many highlights from nine of the era's most popular and classic sets. Total 78 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $3,819
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