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Lot # 428 (428 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1909-1911 T206 White Border PSA- and SGC-Graded Southern Leaguers Complete Set (48) - All Old Mill Backs

Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $5,400

Presented is a remarkable complete T206 Southern Leaguer set, consisting of all forty-eight cards, entirely graded and encapsulated by SGC. This complete set is especially noteworthy because all forty-eight cards have Old Mill advertising backs. (All Southern Leaguers can be found with Piedmont or Old Mill backs, while thirty-four of the subjects also exist with Brown Hindu backs.) The Southern Leaguers have always been appreciated for their scarcity and as a popular subset to the T206 series. They have also always been listed at a significant premium in relation to regular cards in the set. SGC Grading Composite: EX 60 (1 card): Kiernan - Columbia. VG/EX+ 55 (2 cards): Howard - Savannah and Violat - Jacksonville. VG/EX 50 (9 cards): Bay - Nashville, Carey - Memphis (PSA VG-EX 4), Cranston - Memphis (PSA VG-EX 4), Greminger - Montgomery (PSA VG-EX 4), Mullaney - Jacksonville (PSA VG-EX 4), Otey - Norfolk (PSA VG-EX 4), Paige - Charleston, Thebo - Waco (PSA VG-EX 4), and Thornton - Mobile. VG+ 3.5 (3 cards): Breitenstein - New Orleans (PSA VG+ 3.5), Lafitte - Macon, and Persons - Montgomery. VG 40 (14 cards): Bastian - San Antonio, Bernhard - Nashville (PSA VG 3), Ellam - Nashville, B. Hart - Little Rock, Helm - Columbus (PSA VG 3), Hickman - Mobile, Hooker - Lynchburg, Manion - Columbia (PSA VG 3), Orth - Lynchburg, Perdue - Nashville, Revelle - Richmond, Ryan - Roanoke, Seitz - Norfolk, and Shaughnessy - Roanoke. GOOD+ 35 (4 cards): J. Hart - Montgomery, M. Miller - Dallas, Molesworth - Birmingham, and Westlake - Danville. GOOD 30 (6 cards): Coles - Augusta, Fritz - New Orleans, Foster - Charleston (PSA GOOD 2), Lipe - Richmond, Rockenfeld - Montgomery (PSA GOOD 2), and White - Houston (PSA GOOD 2). FAIR 20 (5 cards): Guiheen - Portsmouth, King - Danville, McCauley - Portsmouth, C. Smith - Shreveport, and S. Smith - Atlanta. POOR 10 (3 cards): Jordan - Atlanta, Reagan - New Orleans, and Stark - San Antonio. Authentic (1 card): Lentz - Little Rock. The scarcity of the Southern Leaguers has always made putting together a complete T206 set particularly difficult. The matched-brand assembly, with all forty-eight cards bearing Old Mill advertising, is especially impressive and will be of great interest to advanced T206 collectors. The equivalent SMR value in the assigned grades (excluding the one Authentic and factoring in the fourteen half-grades at the lower whole-grade level) is $5,449. No premium has been assigned for the Old Mill backs. Total: 48 cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000+. SOLD FOR $5,400

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