Collection of fifty-seven different (plus three duplicates) 1911 T205 Gold Border cards, highlighted by Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, and Miller Huggins, as well as several key minor leaguers. These cards were part of a totally untouched collection of 1910-era tobacco cards consigned to this auction (all cards from this collection appear in several lots of the auction) that was saved for decades by the family of the original owner. Condition is eleven Vg-Ex, eighteen Vg, eleven Gd, and twenty lesser. Eleven cards feature American Beauty advertising backs (ten black and one green). We have submitted the Cobb and Mathewson cards to be graded by SGC. Keys:
Batch (Vg-Ex+, Hassan), Chase (Gd+, Hassan), Cobb (FAIR 20, Honest Long Cut), Huggins (Fr+), Lee (Vg, Hassan), Mathewson (GOOD 30; we grade this card Vg), McAllister (Vg, Hassan), Merritt (Vg-Ex, Hassan), and Nee (Vg-Ex, Hassan). This collection would provide an outstanding foundation for the assembly of a low- to midgrade complete set of this classic issue. Total: 60 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+.
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