1909-1911 T206 White Border Tris Speaker - Tolstoi Back - Highest Graded!

Sold For: $2,280

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 483

Item Year: 1909

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Graded VG/EX+ 55 by SGC (submitted by REA). This is the ONLY example graded at this level with none higher! Crisp and clean example of this classic tobacco card of Hall of Famer Tris Speaker from the T206 series, considered by many to be among the most attractive of all T206 images, featuring the unusual Tolstoi brand advertisement on the reverse. This is a particularly important Hall of Fame card in the set, as this is the only T206 pose of Speaker and his rookie card. This example displays flawless registration, bold colors, four strong corners, and outstanding centering. At first glance the card appears Ex-Mt, but upon close inspection there is a tiny surface abrasion above the letters "BO" on his jersey. The important advertising reverse is boldly printed and entirely clean. T206Resource.com ranks Tolstoi as the eighteenth most difficult back to acquire out of thirty-nine backs available within the T206 White Border set. This is an outstanding example of Hall of Famer Tris Speaker with a desirable and scarce Tolstoi advertising back. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+.


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