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1909-1911 T206 White Border Near-Complete Set (517 of 524)
Starting Bid - $10,000, Sold For - $35,550
45% range from Vg to Vg-Ex (includes some Ex or better), 30% range from Gd to Gd-Vg, 25% range from Pr to Fr-Gd (includes some with slight trim). Near-complete 1909-1911 T206 set (517 of 524), missing only the "Big Four" (Wagner, Plank, Magie, and Doyle/NY NL), Demmitt and O'Hara (St. Louis variations), and Elberfeld/Wash. (portrait) for completion. The T206 is set is highlighted by seventy-four Hall of Famers, including four Ty Cobb cards, three Christy Mathewsons, two Walter Johnsons, three Cy Youngs, as well as many rarities, and the scarce forty-eight-card Southern League series. This is an outstanding opportunity to acquire a very attractive complete set of T206, the premier 1910-era tobacco-card set, without spending the fortune that this set would cost in a higher grade, or the considerably higher amount that it would almost certainly cost to put this set together one card at a time. Although in mixed grade, this is still a very pleasing and extremely impressive set, with most cards having bright colors and crisp focus, as originally issued. Eight different tobacco advertising brands are represented in this set (including Brown Hindu, American Beauty, Cycle, Sovereign, Old Mill, and Polar Bear).
The Hall of Famers and key cards are each graded individually. We have selected nineteen cards among the numerous highlights to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. Keys: Baker (EX+ 70), Beckley (trimmed), Bender/no trees (Gd, Polar Bear), Bender/trees (Pr), Bender/port. (Vg), Bresnahan/port. (Pr, Sovereign), Bresnahan/bat (Gd-Vg, Polar Bear), G. Brown/Wash. (Vg), Brown/Chi. (Pr), Brown/Cubs (Gd), Brown/port. (Gd-Vg), Chance/bat (Gd), Chance/red (Pr), Chance/yellow (Vg, Polar Bear), Chase/trophy (Fr-Gd, Polar Bear), Chase/blue (Gd-Vg, Polar Bear), Chase/pink (Gd), Chase/dark cap (Pr), Chase/white cap (Vg), Chesbro (Vg-Ex), Cicotte ("Black Sox", Gd-Vg), Clarke/bat (Gd), Clarke/port. (Vg), Cobb/green (VG/EX 50), Cobb/red (GOOD 30, Polar Bear), Cobb/bat off (VG 40), Cobb/bat on (EX 60), Collins/Phila. (Vg), Collins/Minn. (Vg, Polar Bear), Crawford/throw (Fr), Crawford/bat (EX/NM 80, Old Mill), Dahlen/Brooklyn (Gd-Vg), G. Davis (Gd), Doyle/NY, hands above head (trimmed, Polar Bear), Duffy (Vg, Polar Bear), Evers/port. (VG 40), Evers/Chi. (Ex, Polar Bear), Evers/Cubs (trimmed), Flick (Vg), Gandil ("Black Sox," Vg, Polar Bear), Griffith/bat (Vg, Polar Bear), Griffith/port. (Vg-Ex), Huggins/hands (Gd-Vg), Huggins/port. (Vg-Ex), Jennings/one hand (Gd), Jennings/both hands (Vg, Polar Bear), Jennings/port. (Vg), Johnson/hands (EX 60, Polar Bear), Johnson/port. (GOOD 30), Joss/pitching (Fr, Polar Bear), Joss/port. (Vg), Keeler/port. (Gd), Keeler/bat (Vg-Ex), Kelley (Gd, Polar Bear), Kleinow/Bost. (Ex, Old Mill), Lajoie/port. (VG 40), Lajoie/throw (VG 40), Lajoie/bat (VG/EX 50, Polar Bear), Lundgren/Chi. (Fr), Marquard/hands (Gd-Vg), Marquard/pitch (Vg-Ex, Polar Bear), Marquard/port. (Fr-Gd), Mathewson/dark cap (VG 40), Mathewson/port. (VG 40), Mathewson/white cap (Fr), McGinnity (Vg-Ex, Polar Bear), McGraw/finger (Vg-Ex), McGraw/glove (trimmed), McGraw/no cap (Gd), McGraw/cap (Fr), Smith/Chic. & Bos. (Gd), Speaker (VG/EX 50), Tinker/bat off (Vg, Polar Bear), Tinker/bat on (Pr, Polar Bear), Tinker/knees (Gd), Tinker/port. (Gd-Vg), Waddell/port. (VG 40), Waddell/throw (Gd), Wallace (Vg), Walsh (Pr), Wheat (Vg), Willis/port. (Gd, Old Mill), Willis/bat (Vg-Ex), Willis/throw (Vg, Polar Bear), Young/glove (VG 40, Polar Bear), Young/bare hand (EX 60), and Young/port. (VG 40). A very attractive mixed-grade near-complete set of the 1910 era's most classic tobacco-card issue, representing an outstanding collector value. This set has a tremendous break value! The equivalent SMR value for just the nineteen SGC-graded cards (not including the 498 ungraded cards) is $13,505. Total: 517 cards. Reserve $10,000. Estimate $20,000+. SOLD FOR $35,550
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