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Lot # 285 (of 1512)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1909-1911 T206 White Border Kid Elberfeld Fielding - Extremely Rare Broad Leaf 460 Back!

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $5,400

Presented is an 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! This is a newly discovered example just recently graded. 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 Kid Elberfeld (Washington Senators) in a fielding pose is graded PR 1 by PSA due to scattered creasing. The reverse is perfectly bright and clean (except for the visible creases), with a boldly printed Broad Leaf 460 advertisement 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. Despite its modest grade, this is an extremely desirable example to represent this almost-never-seen T206 advertising back, missing from virtually every T206 advertising-back collection. Reserve $400. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $5,400

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