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Lot # 506 (506 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1909-1911 T206 White Border Bill Dineen - Rare Drum Back!

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $4,200

Presented is an extremely rare example of Bill Dineen (St. Louis Browns) from the T206 White Border series featuring a Drum advertising reverse. According to T206Resource.com, Drum backs are the fifth most-difficult-to-find advertising reverse within the T206 set (out of thirty-nine). This is one of only two examples of Dineen with a Drum back ever graded by PSA and SGC combined! (SGC graded the other POOR 10.) The offered card is encapsulated as Authentic by SGC due to a slight trim along the top border. Interestingly, this card was offered at public auction in 2007 with approximately two dozen other Drum-back examples, all of which were similarly cut along the top, suggesting it was done by a well-intentioned collector (perhaps to fit in holders) long before the advent of professional grading. Crisp image, even wear at the corners, and a small surface chip near Dineen's belt. The reverse boasts an incredible purple Drum Cigarettes advertisement (among the most vibrant we've ever seen) and a few small areas of surface wear near the top and left border. Despite the few minor condition flaws, this remains an extremely attractive and exceptionally rare T206 example featuring a Drum advertising back. Reserve $500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $4,200

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