1909-1911 T206 White Border Scarce Back Collection (37) Including Eleven Hall of Famers

Sold For: $3,300

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 543

Item Year: 1909

Category: T Tobacco Cards

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Collection of thirty-seven cards from the T206 White Border series, highlighted by eleven Hall of Famers. Eight different scarce advertising backs are represented in the lot, including American Beauty, Cycle, El Principe De Gales, and Hindu. Eight cards are graded by PSA or SGC (unless otherwise noted). Keys: two Beckley (HOF, Sovereign, Fr and Polar Bear, SGC Authentic due to trimming, otherwise Vg-Ex), G. Brown/Washington (Sovereign, PSA GOOD 2), Camnitz/arm at side (American Beauty 460, BVG G-VG 2.5), Chance/yellow (HOF, paper loss on back, otherwise Gd), two Chase/blue (Old Mill and Polar Bear, both Fr), Chase/dark cap (Polar Bear, Pr), Dahlen/Boston (Sovereign, GOOD+ 35), Gandil (Black Sox, Sovereign, Vg), Herzog/Boston (Old Mill, PSA VG-EX 4), Jennings/both hands (HOF, Old Mill, SGC GOOD 30), Joss/pitching (HOF, Polar Bear, SGC FAIR 20), two Joss/portrait (HOF, both Sovereign, Vg and trimmed, otherwise Gd+), Lajoie/portrait (HOF, Old Mill, Pr), McGraw/glove at hip (HOF, Tolstoi, PSA VG 3), Tinker/portrait (HOF, Brown Hindu, Pr), Titus (EPDG, Pr-Fr), and Walsh (HOF, Sovereign, Pr). The balance of the cards in this collection grade as follows: four Vg, six Gd, and seven lesser (including two trimmed). The total composite of advertising backs in the lot are as follows: one American Beauty, one Cycle, six El Principe De Gales, two brown Hindu, five Old Mill, ten Polar Bear, eleven Sovereign, and one Tolstoi. These cards would make solid additions to any advertising-back collection. Total: 37 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+.

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