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1910-Era T205 and T206 Tobacco-Card Collection (8) Including T206 O'Hara, St. Louis

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,148

Collection of seven T205 Gold Borders and T206 White Border Hall of Famers, and one T206 rarity (O'Hara, St. Louis), for a total of eight cards. This is small but impressive group! In addition to the rare T206 O'Hara, St. Louis variation, the group is highlighted by a T206 White Border of Christy Mathewson and a T205 Gold Border of Cy Young. Each of the cards has been graded and encapsulated by SGC (all submitted by REA). 1-5) Five 1909-1911 T206 White Borders: a) Johnny Evers/Chicago (SGC VG 40; very well centered, with bright and crisp colors. Downgraded by SGC due to a light ink mark on the reverse but otherwise Ex. Piedmont 350-460 Factory 42 advertisement on the reverse). b) Nap Lajoie/bat (SGC VG 40; centered just a hint to the left, with very light wear on the corners, and perfect registration. Piedmont reverse). c) Christy Mathewson/dark cap (SGC VG 40; centered just slightly to the left, with vibrant colors, and flawless registration. Piedmont back). d) Bill O'Hara/St. Louis (SGC FAIR 20; strong Vg card downgraded for the ink stamp "Aug. 6th 1910" on the reverse. Polar Bear back). e) Vic Willis/batting (SGC GOOD 30; bright and crisp, both front and back, with vibrant colors, and centered slightly to the right. The tip of upper left corner is chipped off. Piedmont advertisement). 6-8) Three 1911 T205 Gold Borders: a) Eddie Collins/mouth closed (SGC VG 40; centered to the right, with light wear on the corners, a single wrinkle on the top border, and bright colors). b) Eddie Collins/mouth open (SGC GOOD 30; centered to the left, with light wear on the corners, a crease in the upper left, and registration slightly out of focus). c) Cy Young (SGC FAIR 20; centered slightly to the top right, with perfect registration, and virtually no chipping on the condition-sensitive gold borders. Downgraded from Ex due to a surface tear to the paper on the reverse). Eight sharp-looking quality cards of Hall of Famers (and one major rarity) from two of the premier baseball-card sets of the early twentieth century. The equivalent SMR value for the assigned grades is $2,275. Total: 8 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+. SOLD FOR $4,148

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