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1910 T210 Old Mill Tobacco "Series 2" Virginia League Near-Complete Set (85/87)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,000
Near-complete set of eighty-five different (out of eighty-seven) 1910 T210 Old Mill "Series 2" cards featuring Virginia League players. The T210 set is actually comprised of eight different series, each a set unto itself representing a different minor league. The "Series 2" cards feature players from the Virginia League. A complete or near-complete series such as this is very rarely offered. Missing only two cards (Breivogel and Levy) for completion. Condition is 33% Vg (including a few Vg-Ex), 51% ranging from Pr to Gd, and 16% trimmed or small (including one with color added). Several of the lesser-grade cards are downgraded due to paper loss on the reverse and present far better.This near-complete "Series 2" set consists of the following: Andrada, Archer, Baker, Beham, Bonner, Bowen, Brandon, Brooks, Brown, Busch, Bussey, Cefalu, Chandler, Clarke, Clunk, Cote, Cowan, Decker, Doyle, Eddowes, Fisher, Fox, Foxen, Gaston, Gehring, Griffin (Danville), Griffin (Lynchburg), Hale, Hamilton, Hanks, Hannafin, Hoffman, Holland, Hooker, Irvine, Jackson (Lynchburg), Jackson (Norfolk), Jackson (Portsmouth), Jackson (Richmond), Jenkins, Keifel, Kirkpatrick, Kunkel, Landgraff, Larkins, Laughlin, Lawlor, Lloyd, Loos, Lovell, Lucia, MacConachie, Mayberry, McFarland, Messitt, Michel, Mullaney, Munson, Neuton, Nimmo, Norris, Peterson, Powell, Pressley, Pritchard, Revelle, Rowe, Schmidt, Schrader, Sharp, Shaw, Smith/batting (Lynchburg), Smith/catching (Lynchburg), Smith (Portsmouth), Spicer, Titman, Toner, Tydeman, Vail, Verbout, Walker, Wallace, Waymack, Woolums, and Zimmerman. The T210 Old Mill Tobacco card set has always been extremely highly regarded by advanced collectors due to its featuring so many players that appear in no other set, as well as its very distinctive design, its scarcity compared to most other tobacco-card sets of the era, and its extremely striking photos that are unique to the set. The T210 Old Mill set is also well known by all collectors due to its inclusion of Joe Jackson (Series 8) and Casey Stengel (Series 6), two of the most famous and valuable of all baseball cards. It is virtually impossible to complete the entire set, and only a few complete sets (or even sets minus a few cards) have ever been assembled. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a near-complete set of one of the key series, featuring Virginia League players of the Southern League (interesting note: some of these players will be familiar from their appearance in T206), painstakingly assembled by an extremely dedicated advanced collector. This is a very consistent, and overall attractive, group of cards from this desirable and condition-sensitive issue. Total: 85 cards. SOLD FOR $3,000
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