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Lot # 172 (of 1336)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1909-1911 T206 White Border Danny Murphy Batting - Extremely Rare Broad Leaf 460 Back - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $10,200

Presented is a remarkable example of one of the rarest of all T206 advertising reverses: the Broad Leaf 460 series. Broad Leaf 460 backs are one of the key rarities to any complete T206 advertising-back collection, far rarer even than Uzit and Drum backs. They are virtually nonexistent. Only sixty examples of any subject with the rare Broad Leaf 460 reverse (in any condition) have ever been graded by SGC and PSA combined! According to, this back ranks as the fourth most difficult advertising reverse (out of thirty-nine). While Broad Leaf 460 cards are by no means easy to find, the three backs ranking ahead on the list are considered by many to be nearly impossible. (They are the Ty Cobb Tobacco brand back, Brown Old Mill, and Brown Lenox, respectively.) The offered card of Danny Murphy (Philadelphia Athletics) in a batting pose is graded VG/EX+ 55 by SGC. This is the highest-graded example ever graded by either PSA or SGC (the card was crossed over from a PSA VG-EX 4, which remains on the population report, to SGC by our consignor). This is a stunning card, with brilliant colors, a flawless surface, and even wear to the corners. The reverse is perfectly bright and clean, with a boldly printed Broad Leaf 460 advertisement centered to the top and set against a striking off-white background. There has always been great interest in rare T206 advertising backs, and in recent years we have seen more hobbyists assembling T206 back collections than ever before. The Broad Leaf 460 back is one of the extreme rarities that keeps just about every collection from completion. This is an extremely attractive and highly desirable example of this almost-never-seen key T206 advertising back rarity, missing from virtually every T206 advertising-back collection.  Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $10,200

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