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1909-1911 T206 White Border Collection (199) Including Rare Elberfeld

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $5,875

Original-owner collection of 199 (153 different) T206 White Border tobacco cards, highlighted by twenty Hall of Famers (sixteen different and four duplicates) and the rare Elberfeld, Washington - portrait. These cards were part of a very substantial, totally untouched collection of 1910-era tobacco cards consigned to this auction (all cards from this collection appear in several lots of the auction) that was saved for decades by the family of the original owner. All have Piedmont or Sweet Caporal backs (except one Tolstoi). 48% are Vg (with a few Vg-Ex), 42% range from Gd to Gd-Vg, 10% slightly lesser (most Fr). While not a high-grade collection, most of these cards are extremely presentable, and overall very consistent in grade, with the vast majority of cards in a relatively narrow range of conditions. We have submitted three cards to SGC. Highlights: Bresnahan/port. (Vg), two Bresnahan/bat (Vg and possible slight trim), Brown/Chicago (Gd-Vg), two Chance/yellow (both Vg), three Chase/blue (two Vg and one slightly trimmed), Chesbro (Vg), Collins/Phil. (Vg), Crawford/throwing (Fr), Dahlen/Bklyn. (SGC GOOD 30), two Duffy (Vg and Gd), Elberfeld/Wash. - port. (SGC VG 40), Evers/Chicago (Vg-Ex), Griffith/bat (Gd), Huggins/port. (Fr), McGraw/finger in air (Vg), Tinker/bat on (Vg), two Tinker/hands on knees (both Vg), Waddell/throw (SGC GOOD 30), and Walsh (Gd-Vg). This is a very substantial collection of circulated T206s with a high concentration of Hall of Famers, including an impressive 30% of a complete T206 set (plus forty-six duplicates). T206s perhaps more so than any other vintage issue are extremely popular in all grades. This is an ideal collection to serve as the foundation for the assembly of a low- to medium-grade complete set of T206, the most popular and classic set of the 1910 era. Total: 199 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000+. SOLD FOR $5,875

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