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1888-1912 Tobacco-Card Collection Including N28, N29, T204, T206, etc. (125 cards, 28 HOFers!)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,994
Substantial and diverse collection of 119 nineteenth- and twentieth-century tobacco cards consisting of two N28 Allen & Ginters, one N29 Allen & Ginter, one T204 Ramly, ninety-two T206 White Borders (including Ty Cobb and Cy Young), seventeen T205 Gold Borders, one T202 Triple Folder, four T207 Brown Backgrounds, and one T227 Honest Long Cut, plus six T332 Helmar Stamps (for a total of 125 items). This collection is highlighted by twenty-eight Hall of Famers, including Buck Ewing, Mike Kelly, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Nap Lajoie, and Tris Speaker. 1) N28 Allen & Ginter (2 cards): Bennett (Fr) and Kelly (Pr). 2) N29 Allen & Ginter (1 card): Ewing (Pr-Fr). 3) T204 Ramly (1 card): Chech (Gd-Vg). 4) T206 White Borders (92 cards): thirty-seven cards range from Gd-Vg to Vg-Ex, and fifty-five cards range from Pr to Gd (includes a few trimmed). Includes nineteen Hall of Famers, one Southern Leaguer, and one member of the infamous "Black Sox." Highlights: Bender/trees (Pr-Fr), Bender/port. (Pr), Chance/yellow (Gd), Chase/trophy (Vg, Polar Bear back), Chase/white cap (Gd), Chesbro (Pr), Cicotte/"Black Sox" (Gd), Cobb/bat on (Gd), Coles (southern leaguer, Pr), Davis/Chicago (Vg-Ex), Evers/Chicago (Gd), Huggins/port. (Gd-Vg), Keeler/bat (Pr), Lajoie/throwing (Gd), Lajoie/bat (Vg, Polar Bear back), McGinnity (Gd), McGraw/finger (Vg), McGraw/no cap (Gd), Speaker (Gd), Tinker/bat off (Gd), Waddell/port. (Gd), Waddell/throwing (Gd), and Young/glove (Gd). 5) T205 Gold Borders (17 cards): Baker (Vg), Carrigan (Vg-Ex), Cicotte/"Black Sox" (back damage, otherwise Vg), McGraw (Vg-Ex), Speaker (slight trim, otherwise Fr), and twelve cards grade Pr (with a few trimmed). 6) T202 Hassan Triple Folders (1 card): Dooin/Lobert (Vg). 7) T207 Brown Background (4 cards): Bender (Pr), Hageman (Fr), Simon (Vg-Ex), and Yerkes (Gd). 8) T227 Honest Long Cut (1 card): Bender (Pr-Fr). 9) T332 Helmar Stamps (6 stamps): Bresnahan (Pr), Collins (Vg), Kling (Vg), Powell (Fr), Sullivan (Pr), and White (Fr). Also includes original glassine envelope (Pr). This is a great starter collection of tobacco cards from the era's most popular and classic sets, with an extraordinarily high concentration of Hall of Famers, and accompanied by a group of six T332 Helmar stamps. Total 125 items (119 cards plus 6 stamps). Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $4,994
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