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1887-1915 Original-Owner Baseball & Nonsport-Card Collection (264) Including 35 T205, T206, & T207

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $420

Fascinating original-owner collection of 264 tobacco cards spanning the years 1887 to 1915, highlighted by thirty-five baseball cards from the E90-1, T205, T206 and T207 sets. These cards have been consigned directly by the family of the original owner, Phillip Cope, who collected most of these cards as a nine-year-old boy around 1910. Young Phillip obviously enjoyed his cards tremendously as the entire collection is very modest in grade. The collection was just recently found in the attic and is presented here in its entirety!

This collection consists of the following: 1) 1909-1911 T206 White Border (12 cards): All commons with borders entirely trimmed down and displaying heavy wear. All Piedmont or Sweet Caporal reverse. 2) 1911 T205 Gold Border (1 card): Knight. Pr. 3) 1912 T207 Brown Background (21 cards): All Pr to Gd, with Recruit backs. Keys: Bender (HOF, Pr), Bresnahan (HOF, Vg), Chance (HOF, Pr), Marsans (Vg), and McGraw (HOF, Fr). 4) 1909-1911 E90-1 American Caramel (1 card): Stone. Pr. 5) 1887 N9 Allen & Ginter "Flags of All Nations" (3 cards): Scotland and two United States. All Pr-Fr. 6) 1887 N89 "Tinted Photos" (1 card): Pr. 7) 1889 N5 Allen & Ginter "Birds of the Tropics" (1 card): The Notornis. Pr. 8) 1890 N10 Allen & Ginter "Flags of All Nations" (2 cards): Austrian Italy and Dominion of Canada. Both Gd. 9) 1909 T81 "Military Series" (20 cards): All Pr to Gd, with four entirely punched out. 10) 1910 E17 Breisch-Williams "Flags" (6 cards): Austria, Colombia, Greece, Papal Standard, Paraguay, and Peru. All Pr-Fr. 11) 1910 E18 Williams Caramel "Flags of All Nations" (13 cards): Twelve different. All Pr to Gd. 12) 1910 T27 "Actress Series" (1 card): Filkins. Pr. 13) 1910 T48 "Butterflies" (1 card): Callicore Anna. Pr. 14) 1910 T42 "Bird Series" (1 card): Chestnut Headed Beefeater. Pr. 15) 1910 T53 "Cowboy Series" (1 card): On The Move. Pr. 16) 1910 T58 "Fish Series" (4 cards): Blunt-Nosed Minnow, Red-Nosed Minnow, Red Throat Trout, and Salmon. All Pr. 17) 1910 T79 "Military Series" (5 cards): All Pr. 18) 1910 T113 "Types of Nations" (15 cards): All Pr. 19) 1910 T118 "The World's Greatest Explorers" (1 card): Borchgrevink (Pr). 20) 1910 T218 "Champion Athletes" (2 cards): Lewis and West. Both Pr. 21) 1910 T219 "Champion Pugilists" (2 cards): Jeanette and Papke. Both Pr. 22) 1911 T59 "Flags of All Nations" (147 cards): Includes ten Sub Rosa, four Scrap Iron Scrap, and three Hustler backs. The balance are Recruit. All Pr to Gd. 23) 1911 T73 "Indian Life in the 60s" (1 card): Capturing a Wild Horse. Fr. 24) 1911 T77 "Lighthouse Series" (2 cards): Boon Island and Tarrytown. Both Gd. 25) 1911 T100 "Silhouettes" (1 card): Baseball catcher. Pr/Fr. 26) 1915 Arm & Hammer "Beautiful Birds" (1 card): Red Shouldered Buzzard. Pr.

This unique collection represents an extraordinary opportunity for the collector who wants original 1910-era cards at a far more affordable level than higher-grade examples. A fascinating and unusual collection of original-owner tobacco cards from more than two dozen sport and nonsport issues. Total: 264 cards. SOLD FOR $420

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