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1909-1911 T206 White Border PSA-Graded Collection Including 20 HOFers (106)
Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $5,925
Collection of 106 different T206 White Border tobacco cards, highlighted by twenty Hall of Famers, including Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson, and Cy Young, each graded and encapsulated by PSA (all have been personally submitted to PSA over the past couple years by our consignor, now 87 years old, who collected back in the 1970s). All have Piedmont or Sweet Caporal advertising backs unless otherwise noted. This is a substantial collection representing 20% of a complete T206 set, in an extremely desirable condition. PSA condition report: Ten VG+ 3.5: Abstein, Browne (Chicago), Browne (Wash.), Crawford (bat, HOF), Mullin (bat), Pattee, Pickering (Polar Bear back), Quinn, Schaefer (Detroit), and Willis (port., HOF, Sovereign 150 back). Thirty VG 3: Ames (hands at chest), Armbruster, Becker, Bender (no trees, HOF, El Principe De Gales back), Bransfield (MK), Carr (MK), Carrigan, Crandall (no cap, Sovereign 150 back), Cross, Dahlen (Boston, Sovereign 150 back), Donohue, Doyle (throwing, Sovereign 150 back), Gandil (Black Sox), Gibson, Jennings (both hands, HOF), Jones (port.), Kleinow (Boston), Mathewson (dark cap, HOF), McGraw (finger, HOF), Milan, Mullin (throwing, Sovereign 150 back), Schaefer (Wash.), Seymour (throwing), Sullivan (MK), Tenney (MK, Sovereign 150 back), Tinker (hands on knees, HOF), White (Buffalo), Wilhelm (bat, MK), Wilson (Sovereign 350 back), and Wiltse (no cap). Eight GOOD+ 2.5: Cobb (bat on, HOF), Engle, Fletcher, Fromme (Sovereign 350 back), Hofman, Smith (white cap), Sweeney (New York), and Young (glove, HOF). Twenty-two GOOD 2: Baker (HOF), Bowerman (Sovereign 150 back), Chase (blue), Chase (dark cap), Dubuc, Ganzel, Griffith (port., HOF), Jennings (port., HOF), Johnson (hands at chest, HOF), Karger (El Principe De Gales back), Killian (port.), Smith (Chicago & Boston), Smith (Buffalo), Stahl (glove), Starr, Street (port., MK), Tannehill (Washington), Thomas, Weimer, Wilhelm (hands at chest), Willetts (Willett), and Young (Minn). Two PR 1: Herzog (New York) and Sheckard (no glove). Thirty-four Authentic (all rejected by PSA for evidence of trimming): Berger, Brown (port., HOF), Chase (pink), Clarke (bat, HOF, Sovereign 150 back), Delehanty (Wash.), Dougherty (port.), Dunn (Brooklyn), Dygert (Sovereign 350 back), Graham (Boston), Hummel, Jacklitsch (Sovereign 150 back), Joss (port., HOF), Keeler (port., HOF), Killian (hands at chest), Konetchy (glove above head), Latham, Leifield (pitching, Sovereign 150 back), Lindaman, Lundgren (Chicago), McIntyre (Brooklyn & Chicago), Moriarty, Payne (Sovereign 460 back), Phelan, Powers, Ritter, Rudolph, Schlei (catching), Seymour (batting), Smith (Brooklyn), Wallace (HOF, Sovereign 150 back), Walsh (HOF, Sovereign 150 back), Warhop, Willis (throwing, HOF), and Wright. This is a very attractive group, with an extremely high concentration of significant Hall of Famers, representing an outstanding foundation for a medium-grade T206 set. The total SMR value of sixty-six of the 106 cards in the collection (not including the six qualified cards and the thirty-four trimmed cards) is $5,184. Total: 106 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $5,925
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