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1909-1911 T206 White Border Collection (268 Different, 37 HOF) Including Ty Cobb
Starting Bid - $2,500.00, Sold For - $10,665.00
Collection of 268 different T206 White Borders, including an extremely impressive thirty-seven Hall of Famers (of the seventy-six Hall of Famers in the set), among them Ty Cobb (SGC VG/EX 50), Christy Mathewson, Nap Lajoie, and Cy Young. Condition: 28% grade Vg with a few better, 58% are evenly distributed Fair to Good, and 14% grade Poor. These cards are part of a very substantial, totally untouched collection of T206 tobacco cards consigned to this auction, which was saved for decades by the family of the original owner. Eight cards have been graded and encapsulated by SGC (all submitted by REA). Keys: Baker (Fr), Bastian (Southern Leaguer, Fr), Beckley (Vg), Bender/no trees (Vg), Bresnahan/bat (Gd), Brown/Chicago (VG 40), Brown/port. (Pr), Browne/Washington (Gd/Vg), Chance/bat (Gd), Chance/yellow (VG/EX+ 55), Chase/blue (Pr, Polar Bear), Chase/dark cap (Fr), Chase/trophy (Gd), Ty Cobb/red (VG/EX 50, Polar Bear), Collins (Pr), Cranston (Southern Leaguer, Pr), Crawford/bat (Pr, Polar Bear), Doyle/N.Y. (Gd), Duffy (Gd/Vg), Evers/Chicago (Vg), Gandil ("Black Sox", Pr), Griffith/bat (EX 60), Guiheen (Southern Leaguer, Pr), B. Hart (Southern Leaguer, Pr), J. Hart (Southern Leaguer, Gd), Howard (Southern Leaguer, Pr), Huggins/port. (Vg), Jennings/both hands (Fr), Jennings/one hand (Fr, American Beauty 460), Johnson/pitch (Fr, Polar Bear), Joss/pitching (Vg), Keeler/bat (Pr), Kelley (Pr), Kleinow/Boston (Pr, Polar Bear), Lajoie/bat (GOOD 30), Marquard/sides (Fr), Marquard/port. (Vg), Mathewson/dark cap (VG 40), Mathewson/port. (VG 40), McGinnity (Fr), McGraw/with cap (Gd), McGraw/glove at hip (Vg+, American Beauty 460), Persons (Southern Leaguer, Vg), Reagan (Southern Leaguer, Fr), Rockenfeld (Southern Leaguer, Vg), Seitz (Southern Leaguer, Pr), Stark (Southern Leaguer, Pr), Thebo (Southern Leaguer, Gd), Tinker/bat off (Fr/Gd), Tinker/bat on (Vg), Tinker/port. (Fr), Violat (Southern Leaguer, Fr), Waddell/throwing (Fr), Wheat (Fr), White (Southern Leaguer, Fr), Willis/bat (Fr), Willis/throwing (Fr), and Young/glove (VG 40). This T206 collection is a great-looking and very substantial group, with thirty-seven Hall of Famers, representing a tremendous start to a very attractive low- to mid-grade complete set of T206, the most popular and classic set of the era. Backs are almost all Piedmont and Sweet Caporal, but also included are one Tolstoi, four American Beauty, eight Old Mill, and twenty-nine Polar Bear. The equivalent SMR value for just the eight SGC-graded cards (factoring the Chance in at the lower whole grade and not including the 260 ungraded cards) is $3,390. Total: 268 cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000++. SOLD FOR $10,665.00
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