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1909-1911 T206 White Border Near-Complete Set (521 of 524) Including Magie Error
Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $41,125
5% range from Vg to Vg-Ex, 45% range from Gd to Gd-Vg, 50% range from Pr to Fr-Gd (includes a few with slight trim). Near-complete 1909-1911 T206 set (521 of 524), missing only Wagner, Plank, and Doyle/NY NL (three of the "Big 4") for completion. This set includes the rare T206 Magie error (graded POOR 10 by SGC, downgraded due to heavy paper loss on the back, but a very nice looking card with a strong Very Good to Vg-Ex appearance from the front). The T206 is set is highlighted by seventy-four Hall of Famers, including four Ty Cobb cards, three Christy Mathewsons, two Walter Johnsons, three Cy Youngs, as well as many rarities. In addition to Magie, this set includes the rare St. Louis varieties of Demmitt and O'Hara, Elberfeld � portrait (Wash.), and the scarce forty-eight-card Southern League series. This is an outstanding opportunity to acquire a very attractive complete set of T206, the premier 1910-era tobacco-card set, without spending the fortune that this set would cost in a higher grade, or the considerably higher amount that it would almost certainly cost to put this set together one card at a time. Although in mixed grade, this is still a very pleasing and extremely impressive set, with most cards having bright colors and crisp focus as originally issued. Ten different tobacco advertising brands are represented in this set (including Brown Hindu, American Beauty, Cycle, Sovereign, El Principe De Gales, Tolstoi, and Polar Bear).
The Hall of Famers and key cards are each graded individually. We have selected fifteen cards among the numerous highlights to be encapsulated and graded by SGC. Keys: Baker (Polar Bear, Pr), Beckley (Gd-Vg), Bender/no trees (Polar Bear, Fr), Bender/trees (Gd-Vg), Bender/port. (Pr), Bresnahan/port. (Gd-Vg), Bresnahan/bat (Gd), G. Brown/Wash. (Pr), Brown/Chi. (Polar Bear, trimmed, o/w Gd), Brown/Cubs (trimmed, o/w Vg-Ex), Brown/port. (Vg), Chance/bat (Gd), Chance/red (Pr-Fr), Chance/yellow (El Principe De Gales, Fr-Gd), Chesbro (pinhole on top, o/w Vg), Cicotte ("Black Sox", slight trim, o/w Gd), Clarke/bat (Gd), Clarke/port. (Vg), Cobb/green (SGC POOR 10), Cobb/red (Polar Bear, SGC POOR 10), Cobb/bat off (Polar Bear, SGC GOOD 30), Cobb/bat on (SGC FAIR 20), Collins/Phila. (miscut along the bottom border, o/w Gd), Collins/Minn. (Gd), Crawford/throw (Pr-Fr), Crawford/bat (Old Mill, Gd-Vg), Dahlen/Brooklyn (Vg), G. Davis (Old Mill, Pr), Demmitt/St. Louis (SGC GOOD 30), Duffy (Polar Bear, o/w Gd-Vg), Elberfeld/port., Wash. (hole punch in the upper left, o/w Vg), Evers/port. (Gd-Vg), Evers/Chi. (slight trim, o/w Gd), Evers/Cubs (Gd-Vg), Flick (Gd-Vg), Gandil ("Black Sox," trimmed, o/w Gd), Griffith/bat (Polar Bear, o/w Vg-Ex), Griffith/port. (Pr-Fr), Huggins/hands (Gd-Vg), Huggins/port. (Gd), Jennings/one hand (Polar Bear, Gd-Vg), Jennings/both hands (Fr), Jennings/port. (Fr), Johnson/hands (SGC FAIR 20), Johnson/port. (SGC POOR 10), Joss/pitching (Vg), Joss/port. (Fr), Keeler/port. (Gd), Keeler/bat (SGC VG 40), Kelley (Polar Bear, slight trim, o/w Gd-Vg), Kleinow/Bost. (Polar Bear, trimmed, otherwise Gd), Lajoie/port. (two pinholes on top, o/w Gd), Lajoie/throw (miscut on the bottom border, o/w Gd-Vg), Lajoie/bat (SGC VG 40), Lundgren/Chi. (El Principe De Gales, Pr), Magie/error (SGC POOR 10), Marquard/hands (Gd-Vg), Marquard/pitch (Gd), Marquard/port. (name and team trimmed off the bottom, o/w Gd-Vg), Mathewson/dark cap (Pr-Fr), Mathewson/port. (SGC GOOD 30), Mathewson/white cap (SGC VG 40), McGinnity (slightly trimmed, o/w Gd), McGraw/finger (Vg), McGraw/glove (Gd-Vg), McGraw/no cap (Gd), McGraw/cap (Old Mill, slight trim, o/w Gd-Vg), O'Hara/St. Louis (SGC FAIR 20), Smith/Chic. & Bos. (Polar Bear, slight trim, o/w Gd), Speaker (SGC GOOD 30), Tinker/bat off (Gd), Tinker/bat on (Gd), Tinker/knees (Fr), Tinker/port. (Pr), Waddell/port. (Vg), Waddell/throw (Fr), Wallace (Gd), Walsh (Gd-Vg), Wheat (Polar Bear, two punched holes, o/w Gd), Willis/Pitt. (Gd-Vg), Willis/bat (Vg), Willis/throw (trimmed, o/w Gd), Young/glove (Gd), Young/bare hand (Gd), and Young/port. (SGC VG 40). A very attractive mixed-grade near-complete set of the 1910 era's most classic tobacco-card issue, representing an outstanding collector value. This set has a tremendous break value. The equivalent SMR value for just the fifteen SGC-graded cards (not including the 506 ungraded cards) is $10,145. Total 521 cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000/$15,000+. SOLD FOR $41,125
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