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1909-1911 T206 White Borders Partial Set (378 of 524)
Starting Bid - $2,000.00, Sold For - $16,450.00
50% range from Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few Ex), 45% range from Fr to Gd-Vg (averaging Good), 5% lesser. This partial set of T206 White Borders is comprised of 378 of the 524 cards in the set (72% complete). The T206 set, of course, is highlighted by literally dozens of Hall of Famers, including Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Nap Lajoie, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson, as well as numerous other highlights including the scarce Southern League series cards. This original-owner collection is extremely pleasing and is an ideal collection to serve as the foundation for the building of a very attractive mid-grade complete set. Vintage cards in general, and T206s in particular, have a special charm in circulated condition, and also represent a tremendous value compared to higher-grade examples. A large group of T206, or a complete set, in the offered grade is a particularly hot commodity, always extremely desirable to collectors, offering the most classic 1910-era baseball-card set without requiring the hundreds of thousands, or millions, of dollars that a higher-grade set would cost. Even in mid-grade a T206 set runs into real money, a function of there being so many cards in the set and so many highlights (HOFers, etc.), but is of interest to and within the reach of so many more collectors. When it comes time to sell, a T206 set in any grade can be sold as a unit, or easily be broken up, providing a "built-in insurance policy." T206s are never going out of style and it is always a privilege to offer a complete set or a very substantial start towards one. We have selected thirteen cards to be graded and encapsulated by PSA. The key cards (including fifty Hall of Famers) grade as follows: Beckley (Gd-Vg), Bender/trees (Vg), Bender/port. (Gd-Vg), Bresnahan/bat (PSA EX 5), Brown/Chi. (Vg), Chance/bat (PSA EX 5), Chance/red (Gd, El Principe De Gales back), Chance/yellow (Gd, Old Mill back), Chase/holding trophy (Gd), Chase/blue (Vg-Ex), Chase/black cap (Vg), Chesbro (Fr. Old Mill back), Cicotte (“Black Sox”, Vg), Clarke/bat (Gd-Vg), Cobb/bat off (PSA VG 3, tiny pencil mark on back), Collins/Phila. (Vg), Collins/Minn. (Vg-Ex), Crawford/throw (Vg), Crawford/bat (Vg), Dahlen/Brooklyn (Gd-Vg), G. Davis (PSA VG-EX 4), Duffy (Gd-Vg), Evers/port. (Old Mill back, PSA VG-EX 4), Evers/Chi. (PSA VG-EX 4), Gandil ("Black Sox", Fr-Gd), Griffith/port. (Vg), Huggins/hands (Vg), Jennings/one hand (Gd-Vg), Jennings/both hands (Gd, El Principe De Gales back), Jennings/port. (Gd-Vg), Johnson/hands (PSA VG 3), Joss/hands (Fr), Joss/port. (PSA VG 3), Kelley (Vg-Ex), Kleinow/Bost. (Vg), Lajoie/port. (Vg), Lajoie/throw (Gd-Vg), Lajoie/bat (PSA EX 5), Marquard/pitch (Gd-Vg), Marquard/port. (Gd-Vg), Mathewson/dark cap (PSA VG 3), McGinnity (Gd-Vg), McGraw/finger (Fr, Old Mill back), McGraw/glove (PSA EX 5), McGraw/cap (Vg), Speaker (Gd-Vg), Tinker/bat off (Vg, Polar Bear back), Tinker/bat on (Vg), Tinker/knees (Gd-Vg), Waddell/port. (Gd-Vg), Walsh (Gd-Vg), Wheat (Gd-Vg), Willis/Pitts. (Gd-Vg), Willis/bat (Vg), Willis/throw (Vg), Young/glove (PSA VG-EX 4), and Young/port. (PSA VG 3). The backs are almost all Sweet Caporal and Piedmont, but also included are a few Sovereign, Old Mill, and Polar Bear. Cards needed for completion: The 126 missing cards for completion include Wagner, Plank, Magie, and Doyle (the "big 4"), as well as the following key cards (the balance are all commons): Baker, Bender/no trees, Bresnahan/port., G. Brown/Wash., Brown/Cubs, Brown/port., Clarke/port., Cobb/green, Cobb/red, Cobb/bat on, Demmitt/St. Louis, Elberfeld/port. - Wash, Evers/Cubs, Flick, Griffith/bat, Huggins/port., Johnson/port., Keeler/port., Keeler/bat, Lundgren/Chi., Marquard/hands, Mathewson/port., Mathewson/white cap, McGraw/no cap, O'Hara/St. Louis, Smith/Chic.& Bos., Tinker/port., Waddell/throw, Wallace, and Young/bare hand. This is a very attractive mixed-grade partial set of the 1910 era's most classic tobacco-card issue. Total 378 cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000/$8,000. SOLD FOR $16,450.00
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