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1909-1911 T206 White Border Near-Complete Set (449/524)
Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $21,330
36% Vg (including a few Vg-Ex), 28% Gd, and 36% Pr to Fr (including some with a slight trim). This partial set of T206 White Borders is comprised of 449 of the 524 cards in the set. The T206 set, of course, is also highlighted by literally dozens of Hall of Famers, including Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Nap Lajoie, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson. Impressively, this partial set is missing only four of the seventy-six Hall of Famers (two of which are Plank and Wagner), and it also includes a very tough front/back combination of Carl Lundgren/Chicago with an El Principe de Gales back. Although in mixed grade, this collection is extremely pleasing throughout. The seventy-five missing cards include Wagner, Plank, Magie, and Doyle (the "big 4"), as well as the following: Brashear, Burke, Carr, Chance/red, Cobb/bat on, Demmitt/St. Louis, Elberfeld/Wash. port., Flanagan, Hall, Hayden, Lattimore, McGinley, Merritt, F. Mitchell, H. Moran, O'Hara/St. Louis, Overall/port., Phelan, Schirm, Seymour/throwing, A. Shaw, J. White, Wiltse/with cap, and the forty-eight Southern Leaguers. This is a beautiful T206 partial set in desirable consistent grade offering an exceptional value. We have selected ten cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. The key cards (including seventy-two Hall of Famers) grade as follows: Baker (Vg), Beckley (Vg), Bender/no trees (Vg-Ex, partial name showing at top, Polar Bear), Bender/trees (Vg), Bender/port. (Vg+), Bresnahan/port. (Gd, pencil on back), Bresnahan/bat (Vg-Ex), G. Brown/Wash. (Gd), Brown/Chi. (Pr), Brown/Cubs (Fr), Brown/port. (Gd, pencil on back), Chance/bat (Vg+), Chance/yellow (Gd/Vg), Chase/holding trophy (Fr/Gd), Chase/blue (Gd), Chase/pink (Fr), Chase/black cap (trim), Chase/white cap (Vg), Chesbro (Fr), Cicotte ("Black Sox," Vg, Sov 350), Clarke/bat (Gd), Clarke/port. (Pr), Cobb/green (GOOD 30), Cobb/red (GOOD 30, presents Vg, light pencil on back), Cobb/bat off (POOR 10, presents VG, paper loss on reverse), Collins/Phila. (Gd+), Collins/Minn. (Gd+), Crawford/throw (Fr), Crawford/bat (Vg), Dahlen/Brooklyn (Gd), G. Davis (Gd/Vg), Doyle/N.Y. (Gd/Vg), Duffy (Pr), Evers/port. (Gd/Vg), Evers/Cubs (slight trim, presents Ex), Evers/Chi. (Gd+), Flick (Gd+), Gandil ("Black Sox," Vg), Griffith/bat (Gd+), Griffith/port. (Pr), Huggins/hands (Fr/Gd), Huggins/port. (Gd+), Jennings/one hand (Gd), Jennings/both hands (Fr/Gd), Jennings/port. (Gd/Vg), Johnson/port. (FAIR 20), Johnson/hands at chest (VG 40), Joss/pitching (Fr), Joss/port. (Vg), Keeler/port. (Gd), Keeler/bat (Vg), Kelley (Gd), Kleinow/Bost. (Pr), Lajoie/port. (Gd+), Lajoie/throw (Vg+), Lajoie/with bat (Vg+), Lundgren/Chi. (Gd, EPDG), Marquard/hands (Vg), Marquard/pitch (Vg+, possible slight trim), Marquard/port. (Gd+), Mathewson/dark cap (FAIR 20), Mathewson/port. (FAIR 20), Mathewson/white cap (FAIR 20), McGinnity (Fr/Gd), McGraw/finger (Gd/Vg), McGraw/glove (Vg), McGraw/no cap (Gd), McGraw/cap (Gd, Polar Bear), Smith/Chic. & Bos. (Vg, AB 460), Speaker (Vg), Tinker/bat off (Vg-Ex), Tinker/bat on (Pr), Tinker/knees (Vg, very slight part of name showing on top), Tinker/port. (Pr), Waddell/port. (Fr), Waddell/throw (slight trim, otherwise Vg-Ex), Wallace (Vg, light pencil on back), Walsh (Vg), Wheat (Vg-Ex), Willis/port. (Fr), Willis/bat (Vg, AB 350 no frame), Willis/throw (Fr, presents Vg, ink on back), Young/glove (Gd, small sticker on back, Polar Bear), Young/bare hand (GOOD 30) and Young/port. (FAIR 20). This is a very attractive partial set of T206 White Borders, the most popular and classic set of the era. The equivalent SMR value for just the ten graded cards (factoring in the five half-grades at the lower whole-grade level and not including the 439 ungraded cards!) is $3,555. Total: 449 cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000/$7,500+. SOLD FOR $21,330
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