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Lot # 161 (of 1727)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1911 T205 “Green” Border Collection (58 cards)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $2,115

Collection of fifty-eight T205 Gold Border cards. All grade Poor including Hall of Famers Roger Bresnahan, Clark Griffith, Miller Huggins, Walter Johnson, Zach Wheat, and Cy Young; also includes Barger (partial "B"), Hanford (minor leaguer), Nee (minor leaguer), Sweeney, and Wagner. All of these T205 cards appear to have green borders, as opposed to gold borders. At first we thought they were just so rough that the color of the borders had somehow "worn" to an unusual color, but close inspection leads us to believe that these cards may have never had the gold borders applied, and that the green color on the borders of these cards is simply the natural border color before the application of gold. Many of these cards appear to be hand-cut (though this is not immediately obvious because they are in such low grade) supporting the theory that these cards are printer's scraps, or were long ago hand cut from a sheet which did not yet have the gold applied to the borders. A very interesting lot for some collectors. Total 58 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600.
SOLD FOR $2,115

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