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1909-1911 T206 White Border Collection (77) Including 34 Graded Cards
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,252
Presented is a collection of seventy-six different cards (plus one duplicate) from the classic T206 White Border set, highlighted by Hall of Famers Clarke, Jennings, and Kelley, as well as four rare Southern Leaguers. Thirty-four cards have been professionally graded (twenty-three PSA, nine SGC, one BVG, and one ISA). The cards feature predominantly Piedmont or Sweet Caporal advertising reverses but do include five Old Mill, five Polar Bear, two Sovereign, two Tolstoi, and one Cycle. Grading Composite: EX-MT 6 (2 cards): Howell/hand at waist (MC) and Wilson (SGC EX/NM 80). EX 5 (3 cards): Leach/bending over (SGC EX 60), M. Mitchell, and Nattress (SGC EX 60). VG-EX+ 4.5 (1 card): Wiltse/pitching. VG-EX 4 (6 cards): Abbaticchio/blue sleeves, Abbaticchio/brown sleeves, Abstein, Camnitz/hands over head (Old Mill), J. Tannehill (Old Mill), and Unglaub. VG 3 (3 cards): Abbott, Herzog/NY (SGC VG 40), and Lavender. GOOD 2 (3 cards): Brashear (SGC GOOD 30), Demmitt/NY, and Dorner (BVG GOOD 2, Polar Bear). FAIR 1.5 (4 cards): Alperman (SGC FAIR 20), E. Howard (Southern Leaguer, Old Mill), D. Miller (Cycle 350), and Wilson (SGC FAIR 20, Sovereign 350). POOR 1 (7 cards): Doyle/hands above head, Ellam (Southern Leaguer), Ford, Jennings/both hands (HOF, SGC POOR 10, Sovereign 350), Magee/portrait, Stanage (SGC POOR 10), and Warhop (ISA PR-FR 1, Cycle 350). Authentic (5 cards): Chase/white cap, Clymer, P. Graham, I. Hoffman, and McGinley. The balance of the cards grade eight Gd to Vg and the rest lesser. Keys: Bastian (Southern Leaguer, Pr), Clarke/bat (HOF, Pr), Kelley (HOF, Fr), and Orth (Southern Leaguer, trimmed). This lot is ideal for the collector who wants real, original circa 1910 tobacco cards which capture the spirit of the history of the game and collecting, but does not want to spend a fortune. The SMR value for just twenty-eight of the graded cards (not including the five cards graded "Authentic" and the one qualified card, and also not including the additional forty-nine ungraded cards!) is $1,682. Total: 77 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $2,252
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