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Circa 1910 T205 and T206 Tobacco-Card Graded Collection (56 cards, 33 HOFers)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,525
This collection of fifty-six 1910-era tobacco cards consisting of ten T205 Gold Borders, thirty-eight T206 White Borders, and eight additional tobacco cards (three T201s, two T207s, one T200, and two T222s). This is a quality collection with an extremely high concentration of highlights. Included are thirty-three Hall of Famers (among them Christy Mathewson and Nap Lajoie) as well as many other high-demand cards. All the cards have been graded and encapsulated by PSA, SGC, or BVG. 1) T205 Gold Borders (10 cards): Barger/full "B" (PSA VG-EX 4), Bender (HOF, PSA GOOD 2), Brown (HOF, SGC POOR 10), Carrigan (PSA VG-EX 4), Cicotte (Black Sox, SGC POOR 10), Goode (PSA VG-EX 4), Lush (PSA VG-EX 4), Marquard (HOF, SGC FAIR 20), Reulbach (Cycle back, PSA VG-EX 4), Schaefer (PSA VG-EX 4). 2) T206 White Borders (38 cards): two Bender/trees (BVG VG 3 and PSA GOOD 2), Bresnahan/portrait (SGC Auth), Brown/Chicago (SGC VG 40), Crawford/batting (BVG VG 3), Davis (SGC FAIR 20), Evers/portrait (SGC POOR 10), Huggins/portrait (SGC FAIR 20), Joss/pitching (SGC VG 40), two Keeler/portrait (SGC GOOD 30 and POOR 10), Kelley (PSA VG 3), Lajoie/throwing (BVG GOOD 2), two Marquard/portrait (SGC VG 40 and BVG VG 3), Mathewson/portrait (PSA GOOD 2), Mathewson/dark cap (SGC POOR 10), McGinnity (BVG VG 3), McGraw/no cap (BVG G-VG 2.5), two Speaker (PSA PR 1 and SGC POOR 10), two Waddell/throwing (both SGC Auth), Wallace (BVG VG 3), two Walsh (SGC FAIR 20 and POOR 10), Wheat (SGC GOOD 30), Willis/throwing (SGC Auth). Non-Hall of Famers: PSA VG-EX 4 (10 cards): Ball/Clev., Grimshaw, Howell/portrait, Krause/portrait, Kroh, Manning/batting, Schmidt/portrait, Scott, Street/portrait (SGC VG 40), Warhop. 3) T207 Brown Background (2 cards): Golden (SGC FAIR 20) and Morgan (SGC VG/EX 50); T201 Double Folders (3 cards): Lajoie (SGC POOR 10), McGinnity (SGC GOOD 30), and Ford (SGC VG 40); T200 Fatima (1 card): Phil. Americans including Alexander and Rixey (SGC POOR 10); T222 Fatima (2 cards): Burns (PSA PR-FR 1) and Bush (SGC Auth). This is a very attractive and carefully assembled collection of tobacco cards from six of the era's most popular and classic sets, with many highlights and an extremely high concentration of Hall of Famers. Total 56 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $3,525
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