1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Complete SGC-Graded Set (50)

Sold For: $6,000

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 431

Item Year: 1911

Category: T Tobacco Cards

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Complete set of 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders (fifty cards), all graded and encapsulated by SGC. This is an extremely attractive high grade complete set of this classic tobacco issue. The condition of this complete set spans several grades, and most of the lesser-graded cards appear far superior than suggested by their technically accurate grades and have only been downgraded due to the minor flaws which are so common to the issue. The thin stock on which T201s are printed makes them especially susceptible to very light corner rounding and surface wrinkles. In the following condition composite, identifying card numbers are referenced from the numbers provided by the Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards checklist. SGC Grading Composite: NM 84 (2 cards): #44 and 46 McGinnity/McCarty (HOF). EX/NM 80 (10 cards): #10 Mathewson/Bridwell (HOF), 16, 17 Cobb/Crawford (HOF), 18, 25, 27, 30, 31, 35, and 37. EX+ 70 (2 cards): #5 and 21. EX 60 (15 cards): #4, 6 Bender/Oldring (HOF), 7 Bergen/Wheat (HOF), 9 Bresnahan/Huggins (HOF), 11 Brown/Hofman (HOF), 12 Byrne/F. Clarke (HOF), 19, 29, 41, 42 Lake/Wallace (HOF), 43, 47, 48 Walsh/Payne (HOF), 49, and 50. VG/EX+ 55 (8 cards): #8, 14 Chase/Sweeney, 20, 22, 36, 39 Summers/Jennings (HOF), 40 Johnson/Street (HOF), and 45. VG/EX 50 (8 cards): #1, 15 Cicotte/Thoney (Black Sox), 23 Dougherty/Lord, 26, 28 Lajoie/Falkenberg (HOF), 33, 34, and 38. VG 40 (5 cards): #2 Collins/Baker (HOF), 3, 13 Evers/Chance (HOF), 24, and 32 Speaker/Gardner (HOF). Exceptionally crisp, clean, and attractive complete set of Mecca Double Folders, far superior to sets usually found. The technical SGC grades of the set are very respectable but as is often the case with T201s, this set clearly has a superior appearance to the assigned grades. This set has great eye-appeal! The T201 Mecca Double Folders set includes twenty Hall of Famers and is arguably one of the best values of all 1910 tobacco-card issues. The equivalent SMR value in the assigned grades is $7,905 (factoring the ten half-grades at the lower whole-grade level). Total: 50 cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000+.


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