1911 T3 Turkey Red #1 Mordecai Brown

Sold For: $1,800

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 820

Item Year: 1911

Category: T Tobacco Cards

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Graded VG-EX 4 by PSA. Hall of Famer Mordecai Brown from the T3 Turkey Red cabinet-card series. This card is bright and crisp, with vibrant colors, light wear on the corners (corner bend on the lower right), no creases, and a checklist (with offer) reverse. There is a paper remnant attached to his glove and a small area of paper loss at the top of the reverse (most likely from album removal). We would grade this card lower than PSA. While all T3s are difficult to find in high grade, this is especially the case with card #1 Mordecai Brown, which naturally gravitated to the top of sorted stacks and was often subjected to more wear than other cards. Turkey Red cabinets are universally recognized as one of the most beautiful baseball-card issues ever produced. Aside from being overgraded by PSA, this is a very attractive example of what is perhaps the most impressive card ever issued of this Hall of Fame pitcher. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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