1909-1911 T206 White Border Collection (49)

Sold For: $2,666

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 1599

Item Year: 1909

Category: Internet Only

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Collection of forty-nine (46 different plus 3 duplicates) T206 White Border cards in various grades, including eight Hall of Famers, highlighted by Christy Mathewson and Tris Speaker. Most of the backs are Piedmont and Sweet Caporal, but also included is one Sovereign, one Old Mill, and six Polar Bear. Highlights: Bresnahan/bat (Vg/Vg-Ex), Chase/dark cap (Vg, Polar Bear), Collins/Minn. (Ex), Huggins/both hands (Vg), Keeler/bat (Vg/Vg-Ex), Mathewson/dark cap (Gd), Speaker (Vg+), Tinker/bat on (Gd), and Tinker/hands on knees (Gd-Vg). The balance of the cards in this collection grade as follows: thirty cards range from Gd to Vg, and ten are lesser (including a few trimmed). Tobacco cards in this condition represent perhaps the best value among all vintage baseball cards. This is a very attractive collection of classic T206 tobacco cards. Total: 49 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,666

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