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1909-1911 T206 White Border Collection (154) Including Elberfeld - Washington, Portrait
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,700
Collection of 154 different T206 White Border cards highlighted by key cards such as the rare Elberfeld - Washington, portrait and Smith - Chicago & Boston variations, and twenty-four (of the 48 in the subset) scarce Southern Leaguers, including the popular Shaughnessy. 35% are Vg to Vg-Ex (includes a couple Ex), 65% are lesser grades (mostly Fr) but are still very presentable cards. We have selected four cards to be graded by SGC. Keys: Chase/blue (Old Mill back, SGC EX 60), Chase/pink (Fr), Chase/dark cap (Old Mill back, Vg), Elberfeld/Wash. portrait (Old Mill back, SGC VG 40), and Smith/Chicago & Boston (Old Mill back, SGC VG/EX 50). Southern Leaguers: Bastian, Bay, Breitenstein, Carey, Coles (brown Hindu back), Cranston, Foster, Fritz, Guiheen, Hart (Little Rock), Helm, Howard, Kiernan, Lipe, McCauley, Miller (Dallas), Mullaney, Otey, Perdue, Reagan, Revelle, Ryan, Shaughnessy (Old Mill back, SGC GOOD 30), and Stark. This lot is ideal for the collector who wants original, authentic circa 1910 tobacco cards, which capture the spirit of the history of the game and collecting, but does not want to spend a fortune. At the same time, as can be seen from the condition composite and graded highlights, there are many Vg to Vg-Ex (and even a couple Ex) cards in this collection. This is a very substantial group with many highlights. Backs are almost all Old Mill (90 cards) and Piedmont (57 cards), but also included are five Sweet Caporal, one brown Hindu, and one El Principe De Gales. Interesting note: these cards have been consigned from the very same original-owner collection that included the T210 Old Mill of Joe Jackson that REA offered in 2006! (The family had kept these cards as souvenirs.) The equivalent SMR value for just the four graded cards (not including the 150 ungraded cards) is $1,125. Total: 154 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $4,700
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