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1910 T210 Old Mill Tobacco "Series 5" Carolina Assn. Complete Set (87)
Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $8,225
Complete set of all eighty-seven different 1910 T210 Old Mill "Series 5" cards featuring Carolina Assn. players. The T210 set is actually comprised of eight different series, each a set unto itself, representing a different minor league. The "Series 5" cards feature players from the Carolina Assn. A complete series such as this is very rarely offered. This "Series 5" set is part of an extraordinary complete T210 Old Mill set (Series 1 through 8) that was assembled over a period of many years by an extremely advanced collector, and that is being offered by series in this auction. Fifty-nine cards range from Vg-Ex to Ex (includes a few Ex-Mt), and twenty-eight are in slightly lesser grade (mostly Vg). This complete "Series 5" set consists of the following: Abercrombie, Averett, Bansewein, Bentley, C.G. Beusse, F. Beusse, Bigbie, Bivens, Blackstone, Brannon, Brazell, Brent, Bullock, Cashion, Corbett (3/4-length view), Corbett (full-length view), Coutts, Cross, Crouch, C.L. Derrick, F.B. Derrick, Dobard, Drumm, Duvie, Ehrhardt, Eldridge, Fairbanks, Farmer, Ferrell, Finn, Flowers, Fogarty, Francisco, Gardin, Gilmore, Gorham, Gorman, Guss, Hammersley, Hargrave, Harrington, Harris, Hartley, Hayes, Hicks, Humphrey, Jackson, James, Jenkins, Johnston, Kelly, Laval, Lothrop, MacConachie, Mangum, A. McCarthy, J. McCarthy, McEnroe, McFarlin, McHugh, McKevitt, Midkiff, Moore, Noojin, Ochs, Painter, Redfem, Reis, Rickard, Roth (batting), Roth (fielding), Smith, Springs, Stouch, Taxis, Templin, Thrasher, Trammell, Walker, Walters, Wehrell, Weldon, Williams, Wingo, Workman, Wynne, and Wysong. The T210 Old Mill Tobacco card set has always been extremely highly regarded by advanced collectors due to its featuring so many players that appear in no other sets, as well as its very distinctive design, its scarcity compared to most other tobacco-card sets of the era, and its extremely striking photos that are unique to the set. The T210 Old Mill set is also well known by all collectors due to its inclusion of Joe Jackson (Series 8) and Casey Stengel (Series 6), two of the most famous and valuable of all baseball cards. It is virtually impossible to complete the entire set and only a few complete sets (or even sets minus a few cards) have ever been assembled. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a complete set of one of the key series, featuring Carolina Assn. players of the Southern League (interesting note: some of these players will be familiar for their appearance in T206), painstakingly assembled by an extremely dedicated advanced collector. As is often the case with these red-bordered cards, there is some wear to the red borders, mostly in the corners. This is a particularly impressive group, far better than normally found, with many cards in very high grade for this condition-sensitive issue. Total: 87 cards. Reserve $2,000. Estimate $4,000+. SOLD FOR $8,225
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