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Tremendous Hoard of 1909-1911 T206 White Borders (721 cards including 164 HOFers!)
Starting Bid - $5,000, Sold For - $38,513
Incredible hoard of 721 assorted T206 White Borders (316 different). There is, of course, much duplication. This massive hoard is highlighted by an extremely impressive 164 Hall of Famers (fifty-two different), among them Walter Johnson, Nap Lajoie, Christy Mathewson, and Cy Young, as well as many others, as well as numerous other highlights including the rare Elberfeld, Washington - portrait. Condition report: 30% range from Vg to Vg-Ex (includes a few slightly better), 45% are lesser grades (mostly Fr-Gd) but are still great-looking cards, and 25% appear Vg or better (in many cases with an Excellent appearance) but have a slight trim. While not in high grade, the collection is very attractive and presentable, in grades relatively affordable (compared to higher-grade examples) and thus very popular with collectors, with numerous highlights, and with the vast majority in a relatively narrow band of conditions. The backs are mainly Piedmont and Sweet Caporal, but also included are American Beauty (1), Piedmont Factory 42 (1), Cycle (3), EPDG (1), Sovereign (10), Tolstoi (6), Polar Bear (31), and Old Mill (11). The 164 Hall of Famers are graded individually as follows: three Baker (all Gd, one Tolstoi back), three Bender/no trees (Gd, Fr - Tolstoi back, Pr), five Bender/trees (two Gd, two Fr, Pr), thirteen Bender/port. (three Vg-Ex, five Vg including one Sovereign back, two Pr, three trimmed), two Bresnahan/bat (both Fr), Brown/Chicago (Pr), two Brown/Cubs (both trimmed), four Brown/port. (two Vg+, Gd - miscut name on top and bottom, trimmed), three Chance/batting (Gd, Fr, trimmed), two Chance/red (Gd and Fr - miscut name on top and bottom), four Chance/yellow (all Gd, one Polar Bear back), three Chesbro (Fr and two trimmed), six Clarke/bat (Vg, two Fr, three trimmed), four Clarke/port. (two Gd, Pr, trimmed), two Collins/Phil. (Vg and Pr - Sovereign back), two G. Davis (Gd and trimmed), five Duffy (Vg-Ex, Vg - Polar Bear back, three Gd), four Evers/Chicago (Gd and three trimmed, one with Old Mill back), three Evers/Cubs (Vg-Ex, Fr, Pr), six Griffith/bat (Gd and five trimmed), three Griffith/port. (Vg and two trimmed), five Huggins/port. (three Vg and two Gd), three Huggins/hands (Gd, Fr, trimmed), Jennings/port. (Vg-Ex, Old Mill back), four Johnson/port. (three Pr and one Auth), Joss/pitching (Gd, Piedmont Factory 42 back), two Keeler/port. (Gd and Fr), three Keeler/bat (two Fr and one trimmed), Lajoie/port. (all four borders trimmed), two Lajoie/bat (both Gd, one Old Mill back), five Marquard/hands (Vg-Ex, Vg, Gd, Fr, trimmed), two Marquard/throw (Vg-Ex/Ex and Vg), four Marquard/port. (Vg-Ex - Cycle back, two Gd, trimmed), two Mathewson/dark cap (Vg and Gd), Mathewson/port. (Gd), two Mathewson/white cap (Gd and Fr), McGraw/finger (Pr), six McGraw/glove (two Vg-Ex, Vg, Gd, two trimmed), three McGraw/no cap (Vg, Gd, Pr), two McGraw/cap (both trimmed), Speaker (Gd), four Tinker/bat off (Vg, Gd, two trimmed), six Tinker/bat on (three Gd - one Old Mill back, Fr, Pr, trimmed), four Tinker/hands on knees (Vg, Pr, two trimmed), Tinker/port. (Fr), five Wallace (three Vg and two Gd), two Walsh (Vg and Pr), six Wheat (Vg - Polar Bear back, Gd, four trimmed), Willis/port. (trimmed), two Willis/bat (Vg and Gd), Willis/throwing (Pr, Polar Bear back), and Young/port. (Fr). Twenty additional key cards: three Chase/trophy (Vg and two trimmed), five Chase/blue (Ex, two Vg - one miscut name on top and bottom, Fr, trimmed), two Chase/dark cap (Gd - Polar Bear back and trimmed), five Chase/white cap (Vg-Ex, Gd, three trimmed), Elberfeld/Washington - port. (Fr), Gandil/Black Sox (slight trim), Lundgren/Chicago (trimmed), and two Smith/Chi & Bos (Pr and trimmed). Impressive collection of circulated T206s with an extremely high concentration of Hall of Famers. This is an ideal collection to serve as the foundation for the assembling of an extremely attractive low- to medium-grade set. Tremendous break-up value! Total: 721 cards. Reserve $5,000. Estimate $10,000++. SOLD FOR $38,513
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