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Lot # 470 (470 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1909-1911 T206 White Border Printing Anomaly Collection (3) Including Polar Bear "Missing IE" Variation

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,320

Presented are three fascinating printing anomalies from the legendary T206 White Border series, each graded and encapsulated by SGC, highlighted by two examples of Cleveland Hall of Famer Addie Joss. When it comes to the T206 set, which is the most highly collected of all vintage-card sets, anything unusual (especially if it might in any way shed light on the mysteries of how the T206 set was printed) is of great note. As collectors have become more sophisticated, there has been a growing appreciation for all great rarities and unusual cards associated with the landmark T206 set. This lot consists of the following: 1) Mickey Doolan/batting. Polar Bear advertising back. Graded VG 40. This card is missing the "ie" in "Base Ball Series" that normally appears near the bottom of the Polar Bear reverse underneath "The Best Scrap Tobacco." This printing anomaly has been known by advanced T206 collectors and scholars for many years but only recently has it become more widely recognized. To date, the printing anomaly is only found on three players: Bergen/catching, Bradley/with bat, and Doolan/batting. 2) Addie Joss/pitching. Sweet Caporal 350-460 advertising back. Graded EX 60. This example features two factory stamps on the reverse, one for Factory No. 30, 2nd Dist. N.Y., and one for Factory No. 42, 4th Dist. N.Y. 3) Addie Joss/portrait. Sweet Caporal 150 advertising back. Graded VG 40. Parts of two advertising backs are showing on this, with a sliver from another card also visible along the right edge. These rarities will no doubt be extremely interesting anomalies to T206 scholars and collectors of the various nuances found within this iconic set. Total: 3 cards. Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,320

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