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1911 T205 Gold Border Rarities PSA-Graded Collection (4)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,406

Collection of four high-grade rarities (out of the approximately twenty-four rare cards in the set) from the 1911 T205 Gold Border set all graded and encapsulated by PSA: 1) E. B. Barger (partial “B” variation). Graded EX-MT 6 by PSA. Only three examples of this card have ever been graded higher! Well centered, with light, even wear to the corners, perfect registration, bold colors, and practically no chipping to the gold borders. Piedmont back. 2) A. L. Raymond. Graded NM 7 by PSA. Only one example of this card has ever been graded higher! Bright and crisp with just the slightest hint of white showing at the tips of the corners. Centered to the left (approximately 40/60). Piedmont back. 3) W. D. Scanlan. Graded EX 5 by PSA. Bright and clean, with a striking blue background, light wear to the corners (predominately the upper right), and practically no chipping to the gold borders. Centered very slightly to the right. Piedmont back. In the earliest days of organized collecting, Scanlon was not listed as a rarity in the T205 set, but in more recent years collectors have realized that it is, in fact, a very scarce card in the set, and the PSA population reports confirm this observation. 4) James Vaughn. Graded EX-MT 6 by PSA. Only two examples of this card have ever been graded higher! Very attractive card, with four square corners showing just a hint of white at the extreme tips, bright, bold colors, with virtually perfect gold borders, and centered to the right (approximately 65/35). Hassan advertisement on reverse. This is a very strong example of one of the key rare cards in the T205 set. T205 Gold Borders are particularly challenging to collect due to the many rarities included in the set. Even excluding the rare-back variations, there is no escaping the fact that approximately twenty-four rare cards are needed for completion of the 208-card T205 set. This is a sharp, high-grade collection of four of these significant T205 rarities. The SMR value for the assigned grades is $3,600. Total 4 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $4,406

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