1909-1911 T206 White Border Hall of Fame Portrait Collection (38) Including Johnson, Mathewson, and Lajoie

Sold For: $3,600

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 545

Item Year: 1909

Category: T Tobacco Cards

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Collection of thirty-eight Hall of Famers (twenty-four different) from the T206 White Border series, all portrait poses, and highlighted by Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson, and Nap Lajoie. All have Piedmont or Sweet Caporal advertising backs. Portraits are a very distinctive subset of T206, as are T206 Hall of Famers, making this collection a particularly desirable assemblage of T206 Hall of Famers. Four cards are graded and encapsulated by SGC. This collection consists of the following: Beckley (trimmed, otherwise Vg), Bender (Gd), seven Bresnahan (GOOD+ 35, two Gd, Fr, two Pr, and altered), Brown (Gd), two Chance/yellow (Pr-Fr and SGC Authentic due to color added), Chance/red (Fr), Chesbro (name cut off, otherwise Fr), Clarke (Pr), E. Collins (Pr-Fr), J. Collins (Pr-Fr), two Evers (Fr-Gd and Pr), Griffith (Fr), Huggins (Gd), Johnson (FAIR 20), five Joss (two Fr, two Pr-Fr, and trimmed, otherwise Vg-Ex), three Keeler (Fr and two Pr), Lajoie (measures small, otherwise Gd), Marquard (trimmed, otherwise Gd+), Mathewson (FAIR 20), Tinker (Gd), Waddell (trimmed, otherwise Ex), Wallace (trimmed, otherwise Pr-Fr), Walsh (Gd+), and Willis (Gd). A very pleasing collection of low-grade Hall of Famers, all portrait poses, from the most popular and classic set of the era. Total 38 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+.

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