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Circa 1910 T202, T205, T206 Tobacco Card Collection (103)
Starting Bid - $1,500.00, Sold For - $6,380.00
Impressive collection of 103 1910-era tobacco cards includes eleven T202 Hassan Triple-Folders, sixty-two T205 "Gold Borders," and thirty T206 "White Borders." This collection is loaded with highlights. Included are 35 Hall of Famers (among them three Mathewson, two Johnson, Cy Young, etc.) as well as many other high-demand cards. 1) 11 T202 Hassan Triple Folders: Three cards are Vg-Ex (#36 Speaker/Wood "Close at Third," #72 Tinker/Lennox "Lord at Third," and #116 M. Brown/Graham "The Athletic Field"); two cards are Vg (#5 and 49); five cards grade Gd-Vg (#47 Mathewson/Meyers "Devlin Gets His Man," #58, #59 Speaker/Engle "Engle in a Close Play," #88 Johnson/Knight "Knight Catches a Runner," and #90 Young/Kling "Lobert Almost Caught"); one card is Gd (#20 Chance/Shean "Chance Beats Out a Hit"). Numbers reference Standard Catalog checklist. 2) 62 T205: Six cards are Ex; 27 cards are Vg-Ex including Baker, Bresnahan, Chase (both ears), Clarke, Cicotte, Duffy, Mathewson, Speaker, Wallace (cap), and Wheat; 19 Vg including Barger (partial B), M. Brown, and Wallace (cap); Nine cards are Gd including McGraw and Walsh; One lesser (Johnson appears Ex but has very slight trim). 3) 30 T206: One card is Ex; six cards are Vg-Ex including Evers PSA VG-EX 4 (bat, Chicago on shirt), Huggins (hands at mouth), Joss (pitching), and Marquard (hands at thighs); 20 cards are Vg including Chesbro, Crawford (bat), Keeler (bat), McGraw (port, cap), Waddell (throw), Wheat, Willis (throw), and Young (glove shows); Seven cards are Gd-Vg including Mathewson (dark cap) and McGraw (finger in air); One card is Gd. This is a very substantial collection of tobacco cards from three of the era's most popular and classic sets, and with an extraordinarily high concentration of Hall of Famers and high-demand cards. Total 103 cards. Reserve $1,500. Estimate $3,000/$6,000. SOLD FOR $6,380.00
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