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Helmar "T206" Collection (63 Different) with Wagner, Mathewson, E. Collins, and Mack
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $960
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Collection of sixty-three different cards, similar in design to the popular "T206" white-border tobacco cards, issued by the Helmar Brewing Company. Both major and minor league players are featured in the set, including those from the short-lived Federal League (1914-1915). Various advertising designs adorn the reverse of each card. The collection, broken down by team affiliation, is comprised of the following cards: Balt. Fed. Lg. (1) F.E. Smith. Boston N.L. (3) Coffey, Evers, and Stallings. Brooklyn Fed. Lg. (6) Bay, Evans, Falkenberg, Kauff, LaFitte, and Seaton, Brooklyn N.L. (6) Dahlen, Merkle, Merkle (port.), Meyers, Rucker, and Wheat. Buffalo Fed. Lg. (2) Schlafly and F. Smith. Chi. A.L. (1) Walsh. Chi. N.L. (2) Randall and Tinker. Cinn. N.L. (3) Bates, Groh, and Sebring. Detroit A.L. (1) Summers. Negro Lg. (5) Charleston, R. Foster, Petway, Santop, and J. Williams. N.Y. N.L. (13) Ames, Bowerman, Bresnahan, Devlin, Devlin (Horizontal), Gilbert, McGraw, McCormick, C. Mathewson, H. Mathewson, Seymour, Shaffer, and Taylor. N.Y. A.L. (2) Chesbro and Magee. Pittsburgh N.L. (5) Wagner, Carey (2), and Clarke (2). Phila. A.L. (3) Bender, E. Collins, and Mack. Phila. N.L. (1) R. Thomas. St. Louis A.L. (1) Spencer. St. Louis Fed Lg. (1) Bridwell, Wash A.L. (2) Elberfield and Milan. Minor Leaguers (6) Bresnahan (Toledo), Carisch (Sioux Falls), Caveney (Chattanooga), Dodge (Mobile), LaFitte (New Orleans), and Wysterzil (Wichita Witches). Like all of the Helmar issues, these cards were intentionally produced with a distressed look, with most having rounded corners and rubbed edges. Near Mint condition overall. Total: 63 cards.
SOLD FOR $960
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