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Lot # 423 (423 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1909-1911 T206 White Border Mordecai Brown Chicago on Shirt SGC EX 60 - Extremely Rare Broad Leaf 460 Back - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $24,000

Graded EX 60 by SGC. Incredible high-grade example of Hall of Fame pitcher Mordecai Brown (Chicago on shirt variation) with the extremely rare Broad Leaf Cigarettes (460 Series) advertisement on the back. Broad Leaf (460 Series) backs are striking, unusual, and extremely rare. Even a sample of a common player is one of the most difficult-to-find of all T206 advertising backs. Examples featuring key Hall of Famers are virtually impossible in any condition. An example of Mordecai Brown, one of the premier Hall of Famers in the T206 set, with a Broad Leaf 460 back, and in extraordinary high grade, no less, is a tobacco-card collecting miracle! According to T206Resource.com, this back ranks as the fourth most difficult (of thirty-nine) advertising reverse. While Broad Leaf (460 Series) 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). Only sixty-three examples of any subject with the rare Broad Leaf (460 Series) reverse (in any condition) have ever been graded by SGC and PSA combined! This is an astounding card. It is also the first Broad Leaf 460 Mordecai Brown that we have ever seen, let alone had the privilege of offering. This is a gorgeous card in all respects. The card has very strong eye-appeal, is perfectly clean both front and back, with no creases, extremely bold color, and only light touches of wear to the corners. Centered very slightly to the left. The Broad Leaf print on the reverse is flawless and particularly bold. This is an exceptional ultra high-grade example of one of the rarest and most desirable T206 Hall of Famer front and rare advertising-back combinations in existence. Reserve $2,500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $24,000


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