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Lot # 136 (of 1336)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1909-1911 T206 White Border Claude Rossman Blank Back with Interesting Printing Anomaly!

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,560

Presented is an interesting and unusual printing anomaly of Claude Rossman (Detroit Tigers) from the classic T206 White Border series. In addition to being a hand-cut blank back, the card also features a fascinating color variation on front that has resulted in a lighter-than-normal red background and an out-of-focus image (most noticeable in Rossman's hair, eyes, and collar). Hand-cut and encapsulated by SGC as "Authentic" as a result, the card likely originates from a factory-run sheet that was not up to standards and was then discarded as scrap. In addition to the irregular cut along multiple edges, the card displays even rounding to the corners (more in the upper right) and pencil writing on the blank reverse. When it comes to the T206 set, which is the most highly collected of all vintage-card sets, anything unusual (especially if it might in any way shed light on the mysteries of how the T206 set was printed) is of great note. This is undoubtedly a noteworthy T206 printing error that we believe will be of great interest to T206 scholars and collectors. The T206 set, affectionately known as "The Monster," is the most popular of all 1910-era sets and is still yielding new and exciting discoveries more than a century after its production. As collectors have become more sophisticated, their appreciation for all great rarities and unusual cards associated with this landmark set has grown. Because of its uniqueness, there is no consensus on value for a card such as this. We are confident the auction process will provide clarity. This is a very intriguing card that is sure to be of great interest to collectors of the various nuances of the T206 set.  Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,560

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