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Helmar "T206" Collection (86) with McGraw, Mathewson, Wagner, and Rusie

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $2,160

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Helmar Brewing Company Art Cards: Modern Collector-Issue Classics

Collection of eighty-six different cards, similar in design to the popular T206 White-Border tobacco cards, issued by the Helmar Brewing Company. Both major league and minor-league players are featured in the set, as are those from the short-lived Federal League (1914-1915), and Negro Leagues. Please note that while a number of players are represented more than once, the poses are all different, therefore no duplicates are included here. Various advertising designs adorn the reverse of each card. In our listing, we have broken the Major League and Federal League cards down by league and team affiliation. The Negro League and minor-league cards are listed by player (with team noted in parentheses). Major Leagues. NY Giants: Wiltse (bat on shoulder), Wiltse (arms over head), Taylor, Snodgrass, McGraw, Rusie, Becker, Ames, McCormick, Shannon, Grant, Fitzgerald, Devlin, Cronin, and Browne. Philadelphia Phillies: Titus, Seaton (running), Seaton (throwing), Moran (portrait), Moran (bat on shoulder), Doolin (with bat), Doolin (throwing), Grant (portrait), Grant (catching), and Dooin. Chicago Cubs: Bransfield, Howard, Lundgren (side portrait), Lundgren (front portrait), Merkle, Moran, Overall (throwing), Overall (bat on shoulder), Reulbach, Schulte, and Slagle. Pittsburgh Pirates: Wagner, Maddox, Gibson, Bransfield, and Abbaticchio. Boston Braves: Snodgrass (with glove), Snodgrass (portrait), Evans, Coffey, and Bowerman. Cincinnati Reds: Mathewson, Overall, and Phelps. Brooklyn Robins: Erwin, Wilhelm, Reulbach, and J. Smith. St. Louis Cardinals: Bresnahan and Fromme. Detroit Tigers: Heilmann. New York Highlanders: L. Magee and Kauff. Cleveland Naps: Land and Carisch. Boston Red Sox: Sweeney and A. Smith. Washington Nationals: Gessler. Federal League. Brooklyn: G. Anderson, Falkenberg, Hofman, G. Land, Lafitte, and Kane. Buffalo: F. Smith. Chicago: Tinker. Negro Leagues. Rogan (K. C. Monarchs), Gatewood (Leland Giants), Hardy (Black Yankees), Lytle (Chicago Union Giants), Duncan (Philadelphia Giants), and Rose (Chicago Union Giants). Minor Leagues. Musial (Rochester), Tinker (Portland Webfoots), D. Williams (Mobile Bears), Donaldson (All-Nations), Slagle (Grand Rapids Bob-O-Links), G. Engel (Yakima Braves), Heilmann (San Francisco), Bashang (Omaha Rourkes), and Ball (Cedar Rapid Rabbits. Like all of the Helmar issues, these cards were intentionally produced with a distressed look, with most having rounded corners and rubbed edges. Near Mint condition overall. Total: 86 cards.  Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $2,160

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