1909-1911 T206 White Border SGC VG/EX 50 Collection (60) - All Polar Bear Backs

Sold For: $3,900

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 567

Item Year: 1909

Category: T Tobacco Cards

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Presented is a collection of sixty different cards from the classic T206 White Border series, exclusively featuring Polar Bear advertising reverses. Each card is graded and encapsulated VG/EX 50 by SGC (except for one VG/EX+ 55 as noted). Polar Bears are an especially popular advertising back with collectors because of the distinct blue background and crisp white printing. This collection consists of the following: Ames/hands above head, Arellanes, Bergen/catching, Bradley/bat, Burch/fielding, Bush, Carrigan, Crandall/cap, Devore, Doolan/batting, Dougherty/arm in air, Downey/fielding, Doyle/NY, hands above head, Easterly, Egan, Evans, Frill, Geyer, Graham/St. Louis, Groom, Hoblitzell, Hofman, Howard/Chicago, Jones/Detroit, Jordan/batting, Kleinow/NY, catching, Knight/portrait, Latham, Lattimore, Leifield/batting, Magee/bat, Mattern, McLean, Milan, Miller/Pittsburgh, Moriarty, Mullin/bat, Murphy/batting, Murray/batting, Murray/portrait, Overall/face level, Pelty/vertical, Perring, Pfeffer, Phillippe, Purtell, Quinn, Reulbach/no glove (VG/EX+ 55), Rhoades/right arm, Rhodes, Schlei/portrait, Steinfeldt/bat, Street/catching, Tannehill/Washington, Tannehill/Tannehill on front, Warhop, Wilhelm/bat, Willetts, Wiltse/pitching, and Wiltse/cap. This is a substantial collection of T206 Polar Bear backs, which represents twenty-four percent of a complete subset. The equivalent SMR value in the assigned grades (factoring in the one half-grade at the lower whole-grade level) is $5,190. Total: 60 cards. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000++.


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