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1909-1911 T206 Southern Leaguer PSA-Graded Near-Complete Set (36/48)
Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $14,220
Collection of thirty-six different scarce T206 Southern Leaguers (out of the forty-eight cards which comprise the entire “Southern League” subset), each graded and encapsulated by PSA (all submitted by REA except for the three qualified cards). Three cards are graded NM-MT 8 [OC], one is EX-MT+ 6.5, one is EX-MT 6, two are EX+ 5.5, eleven are EX 5, three are VG-EX+ 4.5, seven are VG-EX 4, one is VG+ 3.5, two are GOOD 2, and five are encapsulated "Authentic" (these five cards were not graded numerically by PSA due to evidence of trimming). These cards were collected by our consignor in the days prior to professional grading and were very carefully selected with an emphasis on quality and overall eye-appeal. Every card in this collection is extremely attractive, and even the lesser-graded examples present at a level far superior to their assigned grades (a small technical flaw accounts for the downgrade in each instance). All have Piedmont advertising backs unless otherwise noted. The collection is comprised of the following: Bastian - San Antonio (Authentic, Old Mill), Bay - Nashville (EX 5, Old Mill), Breitenstein - New Orleans (EX 5, Old Mill), Carey - Memphis (EX 5), Foster - Charleston (GOOD 2, Old Mill), Fritz - New Orleans (VG-EX+ 4.5), Greminger - Montgomery (EX+ 5.5), Guiheen - Portsmouth (EX 5, Old Mill), Hart - Little Rock (EX 5), Helm - Columbus (Authentic), Hickman - Mobile (VG-EX 4), Hooker - Lynchburg (NM-MT 8 [OC], Old Mill), Howard - Savannah (VG-EX 4), Jordan - Atlanta (EX-MT+ 6.5, Old Mill), King - Danville (VG-EX 4), Lentz - Little Rock (NM-MT 8 [OC], Old Mill), Lipe - Richmond (VG-EX+ 4.5), Manion - Columbia (EX 5), Miller - Dallas (VG-EX+ 4.5, Old Mill), Mullaney - Jacksonville (VG-EX 4), Orth - Lynchburg (Authentic, Old Mill), Otey - Norfolk (VG+ 3.5), Persons - Montgomery (EX+ 5.5), Reagan - New Orleans (GOOD 2), Rockenfeld - Montgomery (Authentic), Ryan - Roanoke (VG-EX 4), Seitz - Norfolk (EX 5, Old Mill), Shaughnessy - Roanoke (EX 5, Old Mill), Smith - Shreveport (EX 5, Old Mill), Smith - Atlanta (EX 5), Stark - San Antonio (NM-MT 8 [OC], Old Mill), Thebo - Waco (VG-EX 4, Old Mill), Thornton - Mobile (EX-MT 6, Old Mill), Violat - Jacksonville (EX 5, Old Mill), Westlake - Danville (Authentic), and White - Houston (VG-EX 4, Old Mill). The Southern Leaguers have always been appreciated for their scarcity and as a popular subset to the T206 series. Collectors find it particularly challenging to assemble a complete set. This is a very impressive looking group, carefully chosen by our consignor many years ago from among hundreds of examples. The SMR value for twenty-eight of the thirty-six cards from the group (not including the three qualified NM-MT 8 [OC] examples and not including the five cards encapsulated "Authentic" and factoring in the seven half grades at the lower whole-grade level) is $6,890. Total: 36 cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000+. SOLD FOR $14,220
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