Circa 1910 T200, T201, T202, T205, T207 Tobacco-Card Collection (129)

Sold For: $2,370

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 301

Item Year: 1910

Category: Prewar Baseball Cards (1900-1941)

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Collection of 129 low-grade 1910-era tobacco cards from five different classic sets includes four T200 Fatima Teams, four T201 Mecca Double Folders, five T202 Hassan Triple-Folders, eighty T205 Gold Borders, and thirty-six T207 Brown Background cards. Highlighted by seven Hall of Famers. 1) 1911 T205 Gold Border (80 cards): Seven cards grade Vg: Barger (full "B," American Beauty back), Bell, Killian, Livingston, Phillippe, Scott, and Shean (Rustlers); Seven cards grade Good: Blackburne, Corridon, Dooin, Foxen (American Beauty back), Hummell (miscut on the bottom), Fromme (SGC FAIR 20), Knight, and Lord; Forty-nine cards grade Poor: Abbaticcho, Adkins (minor leaguer), Austin, Barry, Bransfield, two Bridwell, Camnitz, Carrigan, Daubert, Dooin, two Downey, three Evans (Broad Leaf, American Beauty, Polar Bear backs), Ferguson, Foxen, Gibson, Goode, two Hauser, Herzog, Hoblitzell ("Cin" after 1908 stats), Jacklitsch, D. Jones, T. Jones, Krause, Lang, Latham ("A" Latham on back), Leever, Mattern, McAllister (minor leaguer), McBride, McGraw (HOF), Murphy, Oakes, Oldring, O'Leary, Parent, Phillippe, Scanlan, Sharpe, Stone (Cycle back), Tannehill, Thomas, White, Willett, and Wolter; Sixteen cards are trimmed: Corridon, Downey, Fletcher, Grant, Leach, Lobert, Magee, Murray, Needham, Overall, Parent, Pfiester, two Sharpe, Stanage, and Wilson. The backs are mostly the common Piedmont, Sweet Caporal, Hassan, or Honest Long Cut, but also included are Broad Leaf (1), American Beauty (3), Cycle (1), Polar Bear (15) and Sovereign (3). 2) 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders (4 cards): #7 Bergen/Wheat (HOF, Vg-Ex/Ex), 23 Dougherty/Lord (Gd), 34 Graham/Mattern (Vg), and 35 Grant/McLean (Fr). Numbers reference Standard Catalog checklist. 3) 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folders (5 cards): #2 Pelty/Wallace (HOF, Gd), 8 Baker/Collins (HOF, Fr-Gd), 20 Chance/Shean (HOF, Vg-Ex/Ex), 33 Ball/Stovall (Gd), and 87 Meyers/Wiltse (Vg-Ex). Numbers reference Standard Catalog checklist. 4) 1912 T207 Brown Background (36 cards): Bradley (Pr), two Bresnahan (HOF, Pr and trimmed), Callahan (Pr), Camnitz (Gd), Chalmers (trimmed), Cole (trimmed), two Covington (both trimmed), Crandall (trimmed), Davis (Fr), Derrick (Gd), Devlin (trimmed), Devore (Gd), Dooin (Vg+), Ferry (Gd-Vg), Gainor (trimmed), Gardner (Gd), Golden (trimmed), Hallinan (Fr), three Harmon (all trimmed), Hyatt (Anonymous back, Pr), Knabe (Vg), Lapp (Fr-Gd), Latham (Pr), Lennox (Gd), McIntire (Fr), Oakes (Gd), Stack (trimmed), Stovall (Fr-Gd), Wagner (Fr-Gd), Walker (Gd), Willie (Fr-Gd), and Williams (Pr). 5) 1913 T200 Fatima Team (4 cards): two Cincinnati Nationals (both Pr) and two Washington Americans (PSA VG 3 and trimmed, otherwise Gd). This is a very substantial low-grade collection of tobacco cards (which we can't help but note is a type of collection which always generates great interest), including many highlights, from five of the era's most popular and classic sets. Total: 129 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+. SOLD FOR $2,370

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