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Lot # 295 (295 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1910 "Orange Borders" John McGraw

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $600

Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. For many decades this rare set has been referred to by advanced collectors as "Orange Borders." In 1910 the "Geo. Davis Co., Inc." and the "P.R. Warren Co." of Massachusetts together issued this striking and extremely rare package-design set, with two cards featured on each box of "American Sports - Candy and Jewelry" (one on the front, and one on the back). It is rare to find even common-player sample cards from this issue, let alone Hall of Famer John McGraw, as featured here. This is a very attractive card. It is well centered, with light corner wear, a crisp image, and bold orange borders, with a slightly irregular cut (as expected since they were handcut by kids). The blank back of the card is entirely clean. This is a very attractive example of one of the most elusive of all John McGraw cards. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $600

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