1911 T205 Gold Border Collection (58)

Sold For: $2,280

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 521

Item Year: 1911

Category: T Tobacco Cards

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Collection of fifty-eight 1911 T205 Gold Border cards, featuring Hall of Famers Rube Marquard and Zach Wheat. The cards have Piedmont backs except for thirteen Polar Bear, six Sweet Caporal, five Hassan, two Sovereign, and two Cycle. Condition is: 12% Vg-Ex (including a couple Ex), 21% Vg, 33% Fr to Gd, and 34% lesser (including eight with color added, four altered, two trimmed, and a couple that measure small). Keys: Hoblitzell/name correct, no "Cin." (Gd), Leach (Sovereign, GAI EX-MT 6, technically Ex due to back wrinkle), Marquard (HOF, color added, otherwise Vg), Wheat (HOF, slight trim, color added, otherwise presents as Ex-Mt), and Wilhelm/"suffe ed" (color added, otherwise Ex). Despite the modest assigned grades, several of the cards present better and are downgraded due to a pencil written number on the reverse. This is an ideal collection of cards for the collector who wants real, authentic 1910-era tobacco cards but isn't interested in spending the fortune it would take to acquire them in significantly higher grade. Total: 58 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.

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