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1909-1911 T206 White Border Bill Dahlen - Brooklyn PSA NM 7
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $5,700
Graded NM 7 by PSA. Exceptionally strong high-grade example of Bill Dahlen (Brooklyn variation) from the classic T206 White Border set. Only three examples grade higher out of 212 cards evaluated by PSA to date. Dahlen was a significant star for twenty-one Major League seasons, and is one of the few players in the T206 set not in the Hall of Fame who has always widely been considered worthy of that honor. In addition, since the days of Jefferson Burdick and before, the Dahlen, Brooklyn team-designation variation, has always been recognized as one of the important rarities of the T206 set. This is a remarkabe high-grade example. Most T206s, of course, have survived in far lesser condition, and when dealing with any of the few cards in the set with any degree of extra rarity, high-grade examples are of special note. It is not just by chance that this card is such a low-pop rarity according to the PSA Population Report - it is genuinely a scarce card. The offered example is extremely bright and crisp, with a flawless surface and perfect colors, and presents a strong and impressive image of Dahlen. This card has outstanding centering, four strong corners showing tiny traces of wear (slightly more pronounced in the upper left), and perfect registration. The back is also bright and clean, with bold blue advertising print for Piedmont Cigarettes. In addition to being an important card in the T206 set, this card is also especially appreciated for its strong visual appeal. The SMR value in the assigned grade is, in our opinion, a relatively modest $1,750. We have found that at auction cards from extremely popular sets with very low populations in the highest grades often sell for far more than SMR, and this is especially the case with classic vintage sets such as the T206 White Borders. This extraordinary card would be an extremely significant addition to any high-grade T206 collection or PSA Registry set. SOLD FOR $5,700
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