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Lot # 285 (of 1389)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1909-1911 T206 White Border Hal Chase PSA-Graded Collection - All Five Poses - Including American Beauty and Cycle Backs!

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,200

Complete set of all five Hal Chase poses from the classic T206 White Border series, each graded and encapsulated by PSA. Chase was, in fact, a major star of the day, but his involvement with gambling and with unsavory characters undermined his legend, and ensured that he would forever remain a "non-Hall of Famer." He had been accused of throwing games numerous times; it is universally agreed (both then and now) that these accusations were well founded. He "retired" following the 1919 season after being implicated in the Black Sox scandal. Still, his charisma and his Hall of Fame caliber of play (when he wasn't throwing games) won him many fans, and makes him one of the most interesting players of his era. 1) Hal Chase holding trophy pose (Sovereign 460) graded VG-EX 4. 2) Hal Chase blue background portrait (American Beauty 350 reverse) graded GOOD 2. Downgraded due to residue on the reverse, otherwise Vg-Ex. 3) Hal Chase pink background portrait (Sweet Caporal reverse) graded EX 5. 4) Hal Chase dark cap pose (Cycle 350 reverse) graded VG-EX 4. 5) Hal Chase White cap pose (Piedmont reverse) graded VG-EX+ 4.5. This is a very attractive medium-grade collection of classic Hal Chase tobacco cards, representing all five Chase cards in the T206 set. The SMR value for the five cards is $950 (with no premium assigned to the scarcer backs). Total: 5 cards. SOLD FOR $1,200

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