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1909-1911 T206 White Border SGC-Graded Collection (19) - All El Principe de Gales Backs!
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $8,295
Collection of nineteen different tobacco cards from the T206 White Border series, each with the El Principe De Gales tobacco advertisement on the reverse. Each card is graded and encapsulated by SGC (all submitted by REA). El Principe De Gales is a scarce back, certainly not in the same league as Drum or Uzit, but very unusual and seen far less often than most other T206 advertising backs. This is an incredible high-grade grouping of cards with several examples ranking at the top of the SGC Population Report. The collection consists of the following: One EX/NM 80: Easterly (1 of 1, highest graded). Four EX+ 70: Barger (1 of 1, highest graded), Covaleski (1 of 1, highest graded), Gilbert (1 of 1, highest graded), and Konetchy/glove above head (1 of 1, highest graded). Five EX 60: Chesbro/portrait (highest graded), Gibson (highest graded), Murray (highest graded), O'Leary/portrait (1 of 1, highest graded), and Steinfeldt/portrait (1 of 1, highest graded). Two VG/EX+ 55: Herzog/New York and Lindaman. One VG/EX 50: Chase/pink background. One VG+ 45: Killian/pitching. Two VG 40: Freeman and Taylor. One GOOD+ 35: McAleese. Two Authentic: Kisinger and Ritchey. Each card in this collection displays exceptional color and clean, ideal advertising reverses. We were delighted to find these El Principe de Gales backs (along with four additional EPDG backs that are presented as a separate lot) in a consigned collection of hundreds of T206s that was assembled in the 1990s. It would be hard for any vintage-card enthusiast to not notice the great interest that has developed in collecting T206 White Borders by advertising back. This is a substantial group of T206 White Borders, all with El Principe De Gales ad backs. The equivalent SMR value in the assigned grades (factoring in the eight half grades at the lower whole-grade level, excluding the two cards encapsulated "Authentic," and not accounting for any premium due to the EPDG backs) is $2,297. Total: 19 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $8,295
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