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1910-Era Card Collection (76) Including Cobb, Mathewson, and Young and Ramly T.T.T Back

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $4,444

Collection of seventy-six different cards from fourteen classic 1910-era tobacco- and caramel-card issues, highlighted by eighteen Hall of Famers, including Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, and Cy Young, as well as a rare T204 Ramly T.T.T. advertising back. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1908 E102 (2 cards): Mathewson (HOF, slight trim, otherwise Pr) and Knabe (Pr). 2) 1909 E95 Philadelphia Caramel (1 card): Bender (HOF, Fr). 3) 1909 T204 Ramly Cigarettes (6 cards): Anderson (Fr), Hummell (Fr, small pencil notation on reverse, otherwise Ex), Lumley (Vg-Ex), O'Leary (T.T.T. back, SGC "Authentic, otherwise Vg-+), Rucker (Fr), and Stephens (Vg+). 4) 1909-1911 E90-1 American Caramel (11 cards): Bender (HOF, Pr), Bresnahan (HOF, Pr), Cobb (HOF, slight trim otherwise Gd), Keeler (HOF, slight trim otherwise Pr), Marquard (HOF, Fr), McQuillan (Gd), Mullin (trimmed), Overall (Pr), Summers (trimmed), Tinker (HOF, trimmed otherwise Pr), and Young/Boston (HOF, slight trim otherwise Fr). 5) 1909-1911 T206 White Border (1 card): Evers/Cubs (HOF, Pr). 6) 1910 E93 Standard Caramel (1 card): Leach (Pr). 7) 1910 E96 Philadelphia Caramel (1 card): Jennings (HOF, Pr). 8) 1910 T210 Old Mill Series 5 (2 cards): Crouch (Pr) and Roth (Fr). 9) 1910 T212 Obak Cigarettes (6 cards): Cooney (Pr), Hartman (Vg), Hitt (Pr), Lively (Pr), Manush (Pr), and Nelson (Pr). 10) 1910-1911 M116 Sporting Life (1 card): Abbaticchio (Fr). 11) 1911 E94 George Close Candy (5 cards): Austin (Vg), Grant (Fr), Lake (Vg), Leach (Vg), and Turner (Vg). 12) 1911 T212 Obak Cigarettes (5 cards): Butler (Pr), Byram (Fr), Crukshank (Pr), Stovall (Gd), and Zacher (Pr). 13) 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folders (7 cards): Close At First – Ball/Stovall (Pr), Close At The Plate – Walsh(HOF)/Payne (Pr), Jake Stahl Guarding First – Cicotte/Stahl (Vg), Just Before The Battle –Mathewson (HOF)/Meyers (Pr), Lobert Almost Caught – Young (HOF)/Kling (miscut, otherwise Vg), Moriarity Spiked – Stanage/Willett (trimmed, otherwise Pr), and Sullivan Puts One Up High – Gray/Groom (Fr). 14) 1912 T207 Brown Background (27 cards): Becker, Block, Bresnhan (HOF), Chalmers, Clarke, Covington, Crandall, Delahanty, Devlin, Devore, Doyle, Fromme, Golden, Garney, Johnson (HOF, Gd/Vg – miscut back), Kaler, Krause, Latham, McGraw (HOF), McIntire, Moran, Schaefer, Steinfeldt, Street, Tannehill, Tinker (HOF), and Wolverton. All Pr except for six Gd. Collections of cards such as that offered here are always very popular, and it's easy to see why. While the condition of this collection is generally modest, it provides an outstanding collecting opportunity to acquire a fascinating and significant selection of original classic prewar cards from many different sets, with a tremendous representation of key Hall of Famers, at a fraction of the cost that higher-grade examples would command. Total: 76 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $4,444

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