1911 T205 Gold Border Fred Clarke - SGC NM 84

Sold For: $1,645

Auction Year: 2010 spring

Lot: 323

Item Year: 1911

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Graded NM 84 by SGC. One of only five examples graded at this level, with none graded higher by SGC. Extremely high grade T205 Gold Border example of Hall of Famer Fred Clarke. Bright, crisp, and clean, with brilliant colors, flawless gold borders (just the slightest hint of edge wear, barely detectable even upon close inspection, on the top right edge), displaying four sharp corners (with just the slightest hint of wear on the extreme tip on the lower right), and centered approximately 65/35 to the bottom. The front is bright, crisp, and clean. The reverse of the card is also perfectly clean, with extremely bold text, without even the slightest hint of tobacco staining, and featuring advertising for Sweet Caporal Cigarettes. This is a very sharp high-grade T205 Hall of Famer example. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,645

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