1911 T3 Turkey Red Hall of Famer Collection (8)

Sold For: $3,900

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 788

Item Year: 1911

Category: T Tobacco Cards

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Presented is an extremely attractive collection of eight different Hall of Famers from the classic T3 Turkey Red set, highlighted by Cy Young, Walter Johnson, and Tris Speaker. All cards in the offered collection are bright, crisp, and clean, but close examination reveals that each card appears to have been slightly trimmed. The trimming is very subtle, and on many cards, it is impossible to detect without a trained eye. Without respect to this issue, almost all cards present as Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt overall (averaging Ex). Six cards have checklist backs and two have Turkey Red ad backs. The collection consists of the following: #1 Mordecai Brown, 5 Sam Crawford, 17 Clark Griffith, 26 John McGraw, 36 Tris Speaker, 42 Cy Young, 78 Home Run Baker (Turkey Red ad back), and 99 Walter Johnson (Turkey Red ad back). These cards represent an extraordinary value for the collector who wants beautiful original examples of these classics, at a far more affordable level than graded examples with a similar appearance. This is an extremely attractive collection of Hall of Famers from one of the most popular prewar-card sets ever produced. Total: 8 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).

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