Thank you for visiting our past auction result archives. If you have an item identical (or similar) to this auction lot, please call, write or contact us to discuss. We will be able to help you.
Circa 1910 T218 Champions Near-Complete Set (151/153) and T220 Champions Complete Set (50)
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,067
Collection of 201 cards representing one complete and one near-complete set of two different classic 1910-era tobacco issues featuring boxers and other athletes. 1) T218 Champion Athletes and Prize Fighters (151/153): Near-complete set consisting of 151 different cards (out of 153 cards in the set). Missing only Daly and Hoppe/in action for completion. The T218s feature boxers and various champion athletes of the era, including bowlers, billiards champions, and track-and-field stars. 80% grade Vg to Vg-Ex (including some Ex) and 20% grade lesser (several of which are downgraded solely for flaws on the reverse despite a Vg or better appearance). Keys: Attell (Vg+), Gans (Vg), Jeffries/arms crossed (Gd+), Jeffries/side (Vg+), Johnson/front (Vg), Johnson/side (SGC FAIR 20), Ketchell (Vg), and Langford (Vg). 2) T220 Champion Athlete and Prize Fighter Series: Complete set of 50 cards. The T220 series features exclusively boxers and champion prize fighters of the era. 66% grade Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few Ex and five cards which measure slightly small) and 34% grade lesser (all but five of which are due to small pencil marks or paper loss on the reverse). Keys: Corbett (Vg+), Dempsey (Vg-Ex), Dixon (measures small, otherwise Vg), Fitzsimmons (Gd), Gans (Vg+), Jackson (Vg+), Jeffries/Sharkey (Ex), Sullivan (Vg-Ex front, with small chips of paper loss and a stain on the reverse), and Sullivan/Kilrain (measures small, otherwise Vg+). This is a very crisp, clean, and attractive collection of 201 different 1910-era tobacco cards. In the opinion of many collectors, these sets represent an extraordinary collecting value! Total: 201 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $1,067
(Click the smaller thumbnails to the left and right (if any) to cycle through each photo in the gallery of images for this lot.)