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1909-1911 T206 White Borders Collection Including Cobb, Mathewson, Johnson (132 cards)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $11,163
Collection of 129 different (plus three duplicates) T206 tobacco cards, highlighted by twenty-seven Hall of Famers including Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Walter Johnson, and Christy Mathewson. Sixty-two cards range from Vg-Ex to Ex (includes some Ex-Mt), and seventy cards range from Gd to Vg (includes a few slightly trimmed). We have selected eight cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. Highlights: Baker (VG 40), Beckley (slight trim, otherwise Ex), Bresnahan/port. (EX 60), Bresnahan/bat (Vg), Brown/Chicago (slight trim, otherwise Vg, Polar Bear back), Brown/port. (VG/EX 50), Chance/bat (Vg), Clarke/bat (Vg), Cobb/bat on (VG/EX 50), Collins/Minn. (Gd, Polar Bear back), Duffy (Gd), Evers/port. (VG 40), two Evers/Chicago (both Ex with Polar Bear backs), Griffith/bat (Vg/Vg-Ex), Huggins/port. (Vg/Vg-Ex), Johnson/port. (EX 60), Keeler/port. (Vg-Ex), Lajoie/bat (Gd-Vg, Polar Bear back), Marquard/hands at side (slight trim, otherwise Vg), Marquard/pitching (Vg-Ex, Polar Bear back), Mathewson/white cap (VG 40), Smith/Chi. & Bos. (EX 60, Old Mill back), Wallace (Vg-Ex/Ex), Walsh (Vg-Ex), Wheat (Vg), Willis/bat (no top border, otherwise Vg, Polar Bear back), and Young/hand (Gd-Vg). Tobacco cards in this condition (especially when so many Hall of Famers are included as is the case here) represent perhaps the best value among all vintage baseball cards. This is a very substantial collection of mid-grade T206s with a high concentration of Hall of Famers. Backs almost all Sweet Caporal and Piedmont, but also included are Cycle, American Beauty, Sovereign, Old Mill, and Polar Bear. The equivalent SMR value for just the eight graded cards (not including the 124 ungraded cards) is $4,845. From the Ron Menchine Collection. Total: 132 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000+. SOLD FOR $11,163
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