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1911 T3 Turkey Red PSA-Graded Hall of Famers Collection (7)

Starting Bid - $5,000.00, Sold For - $26,437.50

Stunning collection of seven different PSA-graded Hall of Famers from the classic T3 Turkey Red cabinet card issue (out of a total of twenty-three Hall of Famers in the set). Included are exceptional examples of key Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson. These seven cards were collected over fifteen years ago by an extremely discriminating and condition-conscious advanced collector, as an extremely high quality representative collection of T3 Turkey Red cabinets. He didn't think it was practical to collect the entire set, so he settled on assembling a gorgeous selection of key Hall of Famers. This is a beautiful group. Six of the seven cards have checklist backs. Johnson has an advertising reverse. We have submitted all seven cards to PSA for grading and encapsulation. 1) #9 Ty Cobb (VG-EX 4. Bright, crisp, perfectly clean front and back, with brilliant bold colors, and perfect gloss. The slightest hint of a surface crease can be seen only under the closest inspection along the bottom border below Cobb's name plate, mostly visible from the reverse. This is a very impressive and very fairly graded example.); 2) 23 Nap Lajoie (EX 5); 3) 27 Christy Mathewson (EX 5 [MK]. Very light pencil notation which appears to read "CW" to the right of the "No. 27" on the back, extremely minor); 4) 36 Tris Speaker (GOOD 2. Gorgeous card. Ex-Mt card from the front. This card has been downgraded solely due to a hint of paper loss along the very top of the reverse, from long ago being taped into a scrapbook or mounted for framing. This is fairly minor. The card would otherwise grade a solid Ex-Mt. Crisp and clean. This card is the best T3 PSA 2 in the world. It is a blazer!); 5) 39 Rube Waddell (EX 5. This is a great card, very crisp and clean, but with just a hint more wear to the corners than we'd like to see on a card graded EX. We grade this card Vg-Ex/Ex.); 6) 99 Walter Johnson (Turkey Red back, EX 5 - Only two examples graded higher! Bright and crisp, with vibrant colors, four square corners with just a hint of wear); and 7) 101 Wee Willie Keeler (GOOD 2. Solid Vg card. No creases. A little corner wear. Downgraded by PSA due to a tiny tear on the border edge directly to the left of Keeler's head). Turkey Red cabinets are universally recognized as one of the most beautiful baseball card issues ever produced. These cards represent a collection unto themselves or could serve as a very substantial foundation toward the assembly of a complete collection of Turkey Red Hall of Famers. Total 7 cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000/$15,000+. SOLD FOR $26,437.50

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