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1909-1927 Shoebox Collection Including T206 O'Hara and Demmitt (295 cards)
Starting Bid - $2,500.00, Sold For - $11,020.00
Fascinating original "shoebox" collection includes 295 cards from eight different issues dating from 1909 to 1927. The collection is totally unpicked, including four Ty Cobb tobacco cards, numerous additional rarities and Hall of Famers, and an E210 York Caramel of Babe Ruth. Of greatest significance are the inclusion of T206 rarities Demmitt, St. Louis and O'Hara, St. Louis. Includes: 1) 1911 T205 Gold Border (90 assorted): Barger (partial "B" on cap), Bender, Bresnahan (mouth closed), Brown, Chance, Cicotte, Clarke, Cobb, E. Collins (mouth closed), J. Collins, Duffy, Huggins, Johnson, Kleinow, Mathewson, McAllister, McGraw, Phelan, Raymond, Tinker, Wallace, Walsh, Young. 2) 1909-11 T206 White Border (153 assorted): Baker, Bender (pitching, no trees), Bresnahan (with bat), M. Brown (Chicago), Chance (batting), two Chance (both portrait, yellow background), Chase (blue background), Chase (throwing, dark cap), two Ty Cobb (both red background), Crawford (with bat), Demmitt (St. Louis), Evers (batting, Chicago), Gandil, Griffith (batting), Johnson (pitching), Lajoie (with bat), Jennings, Joss (pitching), Marquard (pitching), Mathewson (portrait), Mathewson (dark cap), McGinnity, McGraw (finger in air), McGraw (portrait), O'Hara (St. Louis), Tinker (bat on shoulder), Tinker (hands on knees), Tinker (portrait), Young (glove shows). 3) 1911 T201 Mecca Doublefolders (18 different): Baker/Collins, Bergen/Wheat, Byrne/Clarke, Falkenberg/Lajoie, Gardner/Speaker, Oldring/Bender, Street/Johnson, Thoney/Cicotte. 4) 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folders (6 different): includes Chance/Shean, Cobb/Jennings. 5) T207 Brown Background: (5 different). 6) 1910-11 M116 Sporting Life: Chance (pastel). 7) 1922 E122 American Caramel (9 different): Baker, Sisler (throwing). 8) 1927 York Caramels E210 Type I (13 different): 6 Ruth, 8 Pennock, 23 Shalk, 28 Speaker, 42 McGraw, 50 Frisch, 57 Coveleski. It is interesting to note that this untouched collection originates from York, Pennsylvania, thus explaining the inclusion of the York and American Caramel cards. The entire collection is in a very consistent overall Good to G-Vg condition. While not in high grade, the collection is still very respectable; all are in a very narrow band of condition with almost no variance. Many cards have very minor spot paper loss to the reverses. This original-owner card collection represents a tremendous value and collecting opportunity, including over 50 Hall of Famers, plus rarities, and offering a significant representation, in a very collectible (and relatively affordable) condition, of many of the most important issues of the era. Total 295 cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000/$10,000. SOLD FOR $11,020.00
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