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1909-1911 T206 White Border PSA-Graded Collection (122) - All Sovereign Backs!
Starting Bid - $1,500, Sold For - $4,740
Presented is a collection of ninety-six different cards (plus twenty-six duplicates for a total of 122 cards) from the classic T206 White Border series, comprised exclusively of cards featuring a desirable Sovereign advertising reverse. Each card is graded and encapsulated by PSA. Sovereign is a very scarce back, not in the same league as Drum or Uzit, but very unusual and seen far less often the standard Piedmont or Sweet Caporal advertising backs. This collection consists of the following: EX 5 (5 cards): Campbell, Donohue (MK), Flanagan, and two Kruger. VG-EX+ 4.5 (1 card): McGinley. VG-EX 4 (15 cards): Atz, Camnitz/arm at side, Ewing, Howell/port. (MK), Krause/port., Livingston, Milligan, P. Moran, Schlei/port., Schlei/batting, Seymour/port., Seymour/batting, Seymour/throwing, A. Shaw, and White/port. (MK). VG+ 3.5 (11 cards): Abbaticchio/brown sleeves, Downs, Flanagan, Geyer, Kroh, Lumley, Manning/batting, H. Moran, Street/catching, Williams, and Wiltse/port. cap. VG 3 (35 cards): Abbaticchio/brown sleeves, Arndt, J. Barry, Bescher/hands in air, Brain, Bridwell/cap, Bush (MK), Butler, Chappelle, Cicotte (Black Sox), Cravath, Criss, Donohue, Dougherty/port., Dougherty/arm in air, Downs, two Fromme, Hemphill, Hulswitt, Jordan/batting, Knight/bat, Livingston, Magee/bat, McCormick, McQuillan/bat, F. Mitchell, Pelty/vertical, Schaefer/Wash, Schlei/port., Schlei/batting, A. Shaw, F. Smith/Chicago, Stahl/no glove, and L. Tannehill/Tannehill on front. GOOD+ 2.5 (9 cards): Conroy/fielding, Doolan/batting, Doyle/bat, Overall/hand face level, Overall/port., Sheckard/no glove, Tannehill/Tannehill on front, White/port., and Wiltse/port no cap. GOOD 2 (16 cards): Geyer, two Livingston, F. Mitchell, Murphy/batting, Oldring/fielding, Parent, Purtell, Quinn, Reulbach/no glove, Schlei/port., Shipke, F. Smith/Chicago, Stone, Tannehill/L. Tannehill on front, and Wilhelm/bat. FAIR 1.5 (7 cards): Brain, Hall, Leach/bending over, McIntyre/Brooklyn, Meyers, Seymour/port., and Snodgrass/catching. POOR 1 (15 cards): Abbaticchio/blue sleeves, S. Barry, Bradley/bat, Bergen/catching, Burch/fielding, Cassidy, Devlin, Dougherty/port., Egan, D. Howard, Merritt, Myers/fielding, Schlei/port., Schlei/batting, and I. Young. Authentic (8 cards): Burch, Herzog/Boston, Jackson, Jordan/batting, McCormick, Phelps, Shipke, and Unglaub. This is a very substantial collection of T206 Sovereign backs, which all alone represents approximately eighteen percent of a complete set. The total SMR value in the assigned grades for 110 cards (not including the four qualified cards and not including the eight cards graded "Authentic" and factoring in the twenty-eight half-grades at the lower whole-grade level) is $5,006 without any premium assigned to the Sovereign advertising backs. Total: 122 cards. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000++. SOLD FOR $4,740
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