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1909-1911 T206 White Borders SGC-Graded Collection Including 20 HOFers (128)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,819
Collection of 128 T206 White Border tobacco cards (25% of the entire set!), highlighted by twenty Hall of Famers including Christy Mathewson, Nap Lajoie, and Cy Young, each graded by SGC. The condition breakdown is as follows: seventy-one GOOD 30, thirty-six FAIR 20, seven POOR 10, and fourteen Authentic. This is part of a larger collection of T206 cards, which we have broken down into several smaller lots organized by condition. All the cards in this collection have Piedmont or Sweet Caporal advertisements on the back unless otherwise noted. The SGC condition report is as follows: GOOD 30 (seventy-one cards): Ames - hands at chest, Baker (HOF), Beaumont, Beck, Bender - port. (HOF), Bergen - batting, Bescher - hands in air, G. Brown - Chicago, M. Brown - Cubs (HOF), Burke, Burns, Chance - bat (HOF), Chesbro (HOF), Clark, Clarke - port. (HOF), Collins - Phila. (HOF), Conroy - fielding, Criss, Dahlen - Boston, Dooin, Doolin, Downs, Doyle - throwing, Durham, Elberfled - fielding, Ferris, Freeman, Geyer, Gibson, Goode, Gray, Grimshaw, Hahn, Hemphill, Herzog - Boston (Polar Bear), Hofman, Joss - pitching (HOF), Kelley (HOF), Kisinger, Kleinow - bat, Konetchy - glove above head, Konetchy - glove near ground, Krause - pitching, Lajoie - port. (HOF), Lake - ball in hand, Lindaman, Livingstone, McGinley, Merkle - throwing, Murphy - throwing, Nattress, Needham, Niles, Oakes, O’Leary - port., Paskert, Pfeister - throwing, Pickering, Rhoades - right arm extended, Ritchey, Schlei - port., Shaw (St. Louis), Sheckard - no glove, Stahl - glove, Steinfeldt - bat, Tinker - bat off (HOF), Waddell - port. (HOF), White - pitching, Williams, Wright, and Zimmerman. FAIR 20 (thirty-six cards): Barry, Beckley (HOF), Bradley - port., Campbell, Cassidy, Delehanty, Dessau, Donlin - fielding, Doyle - NY, hands above head, Elberfled - NY, Griffith - port. (HOF), Hannifan, Hartsel, Hayden, Hoblitzell, Howard, Isbell, Jones - hands at hips, Lattimore, Lobert, Magee - port., Mattern, McIntyre - Bklyn, O’Brien, Poland, Rhodes, Rossman, Rudolph, Schaeffer - Detroit, Schreck, Seymour - throwing, Spade, Spencer, Steinfeldt - port., Turner, and Young - bare hand (HOF). POOR 10 (seven cards): Atz, Brown - port. (HOF), Camnitz - arms folded, Lumley, Overall - hand face level, Purtell, and Schlafly. Authentic (fourteen cards): Alperman, Crawford - bat (HOF), Davis - Davis on front, Doolan - batting, Evers - port. (HOF), Graham, Leach - bending over, Mathewson - white cap (HOF), McIntyre - Brooklyn & Chicago, Powers, Reulbach - no glove, Scott, Wallace (HOF), and White - Buffalo. This is a very bright, clean, attractive group, with many cards downgraded to account for small creases and minor technical flaws, and with most cards having an appearance far superior to their technically accurate assigned grades. This is a great-looking group of mid-grade T206 White Borders! The equivalent SMR value for the assigned grades (not including the fourteen cards encapsulated as Authentic including Mathewson) is $3,615. Total: 128 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$3,000+. SOLD FOR $3,819
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