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Lot # 396 (396 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1911 T205 Gold Border Addie Joss SGC EX 60

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,440

Graded EX 60 by SGC. Exceptional example of Cleveland Naps Hall of Famer Addie Joss from the T205 Gold Border set. Bright, crisp, and clean, with brilliant colors, perfect registration, four strong corners, and centering slightly to the top. The reverse of the card is also perfectly clean, with bold blue text, and without even a hint of tobacco staining. Joss is a particularly significant card in T205 because he is both a key Hall of Famer and also one of the rarest cards in the set. This is an even more significant card than most collectors realize, as the T205 of Joss is actually a memorial card. Joss tragically passed away from meningitis on April 14, 1911, cutting short one of baseball's greatest careers. Few collectors realize that the text on the reverse of the card specifically refers to his death in 1911 as a "great loss to the game," closing with "He was a faithful player liked by his team mates and respected by the public, many thousands of whom attended his funeral." This is an outstanding high-grade T205 and an extraordinary example of one of the most important and desirable cards ever issued of legendary Hall of Famer Addie Joss. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,440

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