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1909 to 1920 Prewar-Card Collection (277) Including 49 Hall of Famers from T205, T206, and Strip-Card Sets
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,444
Presented is a collection of 277 cards from several different 1910-era tobacco and strip-card issues, highlighted by forty-nine Hall of Famers, including Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, and Cy Young. These cards represent a fascinating and quite substantial (though modest in grade) original-owner collection that was obtained directly from the family of the original owner by our consignor. Condition is a little rough, as almost all of the cards grade Pr to Fr, with back damage prevalent on most of the tobacco cards. Approximately two dozen cards missing pieces. Overall, the strip cards are among the most presentable cards within the collection, with some presenting as Vg, though almost all have irregular cuts, as is standard for strip cards. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1909-1911 T206 White Border (107 cards): including Hall of Famers Bender/no trees, Bresnahan/portrait, Brown/Chicago, Chance/yellow portrait, Chance/batting, Joss/pitching, Marquard/portrait, Mathewson/dark cap, McGinnity, McGraw/glove at hip, Willis/throwing, and Young/glove shows, as well as Chase/blue portrait and Chase/holding trophy. 2) 1910-1911 M116 Sporting Life (1 card): Moriarty. 3) 1911 T205 Gold Border (45 cards): including Ty Cobb (HOF) and three Walter Johnson (HOF, two missing pieces). 4) 1912 T207 Brown Background (4 cards): Collins, Davis, Gainor, and McGraw (HOF). 5) 1916-1920 W-UNC "Big Head" (1 card): Doyle. 6) 1920 W516-1 (50 cards): including Hall of Famers #4 Schalk, 5 Speaker, 6 Cobb, 23 Collins, two 24 Mathewson, seven 27 Hooper, six 29 Rousch, and four 30 Bancroft, as well as three #21 Cicotte (Black Sox). 7) 1920 W516-1-2 (3 cards): #2, 3, and 10. 8) 1920 W519 (1 card): Kreuger. 9) 1920 W520 (2 cards): #3 and 7. 10) 1920-1921 W514 (63 cards): including Hall of Famers #40 Bancroft (2), 64 Hooper, 75 Baker, 85 Rousch, 95 Crawford, 106 Jennings, and 120 Barnes (2), as well as #113 Gleason and 114 Chase. This sizable lot, featuring a large number of Hall of Famers, is ideal for the collector who wants real, original 1910-era cards which capture the spirit of the history of the game and collecting, but does not want to spend a fortune. Total: 277 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $4,444
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