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Circa 1910 T205, T206, E94, E96, and E101 Tobacco- and Caramel-Card Collection (97) Including Ty Cobb and Christy Mathewson
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $3,000
Presented is an outstanding mixed-grade original-owner collection of ninety-seven cards from five different 1910-era caramel and tobacco-card issues. This collection is highlighted by fifteen Hall of Famers, including Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, and Tris Speaker. 1) 1909 E101 “Set of 50” (5 cards): Collins (HOF, pinhole, otherwise Fr), Doyle/with bat (measures small, otherwise Gd), Evers (HOF, Pr-Fr), McLean (Pr-Fr), and Murphy (Fr). 2) 1910 E96 Philadelphia Caramel (3 cards): Ames (Pr). Arrellanes (Gd), and Dooin (Pr). 3) 1911 E94 George Close Candy (1 card): Austin (Vg). 4) 1911 T205 Gold Border (17 cards): Condition is one Vg, five Gd, seven Fr, and four Pr. Backs are two Piedmont, one Sweet Caporal, eleven Polar Bear, two Sovereign, and one Hassan. Keys: Brown (HOF, Gd, Polar Bear), Chase/both ears show, frame ends (Pr, Polar Bear), Griffith (HOF, Pr, Sovereign), and Walsh (HOF, Pr, Polar Bear). 5) 1909-1911 T206 White Border (71 cards): Condition is 7% Vg to Vg-Ex, 20% Gd, 41% Fr, and 32% Pr. Backs are forty-six Piedmont, nine Sweet Caporal, ten Polar Bear, two Sovereign, two Old Mill, one Tolstoi, and one EPDG. Keys: Beckley (HOF, Pr-Fr), Chase/portrait, blue background (Gd+, Polar Bear), Chesbro (HOF, Gd), Cobb/portrait, red background (HOF, slight trim, otherwise Fr), Jennings/both hands showing (HOF, Gd+), Keeler/portrait (HOF, Pr), Marquard/follow-through (HOF, Gd), Mathewson/dark cap (HOF, tape on back, otherwise Gd), McGraw/finger in air (HOF, Gd), Speaker (HOF, Pr-Fr), and Walsh (HOF, Gd+). This is an ideal group of cards for the collector who wants real, original 1910-era cards that capture the spirit of the game and collecting but who is not interested in spending the thousands of dollars it would cost to acquire them in significantly higher grade. Total: 97 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $3,000
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