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1912 T207 Brown Background "Turkey Mike" Donlin
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $2,644
Graded VG/EX 50 by SGC. Crisp, clean, high-grade example of T207 "Turkey Mike" Donlin, one of the most important great stars of the era and the set, and by chance also one of the rare cards in the set. This card has a strong Excellent appearance and has been downgraded from Ex to Vg-Ex by SGC because of a very light diagonal crease in the upper right corner of the card (difficult to see from the front, more noticeable from the reverse). Today collectors recognize many cards as being of various degrees of rarity in the T207 set including “Turkey Mike" Donlin. This example is very sharp and clean, with corners displaying just a hint of wear, and a very slight diamond cut. Broadleaf Cigarettes advertisement on reverse. Though not a Hall of Famer, "Turkey Mike" Donlin was one of best known and most legendary players of the dead-ball era. He was also a superb hitter. He batted over .300 ten times in twelve Major League seasons, and hit .356 with a league-high of 124 runs scored in 1905. A very attractive high-grade example of this important rarity from the classic T207 Brown Background series. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $2,644
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