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1911 T205 Gold Border Rarities SGC EX/NM 80 Collection Including Addie Joss (3)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $7,638
Collection of three key rarities - Edward Grant and Hall of Famers Addie Joss and Roger Bresnahan (open mouth variation) - from the popular T205 Gold Border series, each graded and encapsulated EX/NM 80 by SGC. The Joss card, in particular, is one of the highlight cards of the T205 set, as this was issued as a memorial of the legendary Hall of Famer who passed away in April 1911. These cards were among the many highlights of a small but very significant original-owner collection of forty-nine T204 Ramlys, four T208 Firesides, fifty T206s, and sixty T205s that have never before been seen in the organized collecting world, and which are presented in several lots in this auction. The collection consists of the following: Roger Bresnahan (HOF, open mouth variation, centered slightly to the bottom left, with a hint of wear on the corners), Edward Grant, and Addie Joss (HOF, bright and crisp colors, perfect registration, a hint of white showing on the tips of the corners, centered a hint to the bottom right). Since the days of Jefferson Burdick, collectors have been well aware that the T205 Gold Borders set includes a group of rare cards that make putting together a complete set particularly challenging. This is a very attractive high-grade collection of three especially noteworthy T205 rarities: Hall of Famers Addie Joss and Roger Bresnahan. The equivalent SMR value for the group is $3,025. Total: 3 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $7,638
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