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Lot # 290 (of 1807)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1909-1911 T206 Printing Anomalies Collection of 4 Including Mordecai Brown!

Starting Bid - $2,000.00, Sold For - $10,665.00

Fascinating collection of four blank-backed printers-scrap cards from the 1909-1911 T206 White Border set. Each of these cards has the same brown-color pass on the otherwise blank back as on the front, creating (as can be seen) an extremely unusual and fascinating visual effect. In addition to the reverse partial image appearing on the back of each card, the player's name and team caption (also in reverse) appears, as this text is also printed in brown. Each card in this collection is very likely unique. We have seen only several other T206 scrap examples over the years exhibiting the same characteristics. Of special note, all of these few examples originate from the very same small group, purchased (he thinks at a flea market in New Jersey) in the 1970s by a longtime collector who appreciated their novelty and diligently placed them among his other T206s. At the time, they had no premium value. In fact, in the 1970s there was no interest in T206 printing-scrap errors! He sold the others years ago; these four were kept as his favorites and because they displayed so well together, hence their being offered here as a collection of four. Collectors today greatly appreciate all rare and unique T206 oddities, and consider cards with just one of these characteristics (blank back or additional reverse printing) extremely unusual. Examples such as these that combine two interesting printing anomalies are rarely seen. This collection consists of the following: Mordecai Brown/portrait (Gd), George Gibson (Gd), Admiral Schlei/catching (Gd/Vg), and Jake Stahl/no glove (Vg). T206 printers scraps (due to being hand-cut) are encapsulated by the major grading companies as "Authentic," so the grades provided here are without reference to this policy. The T206 set, affectionately known as "The Monster," is the most popular of all 1910-era sets and is still yielding new and exciting discoveries more than a century after its production. As collectors have become more sophisticated, there has been a growing appreciation for all great rarities and unusual cards associated with this landmark set. These four examples are extremely noteworthy T206 printing errors that would be highly prized by collectors together as a group (as they are offered and as they have remained since 1910) or individually if broken up. Total: 4 cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $10,665.00

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