Presented is an extraordinary newly discovered original collection of 230 cards from two different classic baseball (229 cards; mostly T206 tobacco cards and also one boxing card) tobacco and caramel issues from the 1910-era. Largely composed of T206 White Border cards, the collection is highlighted by fifty-five Hall of Famers, including five Ty Cobbs (three green portraits and two bat on shoulder poses), Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson and Cy Young. Each card is held in place by glue on the reverse, with twelve to twenty cards per page. A handful of cards has been loosened by the passage of time and displays in overall Fair condition. The colors remain vibrant and bold on the fronts from their preservation within the scrapbook.
The collection consists of the following: 1) 1909-11 T206 White Border (181 cards): Keys: two Bender/portrait, Bresnahan/portrait, M. Brown/Cubs, M. Brown/portrait, Chance/red portrait, Chase/pink portrait, two Cicotte, Clarke/bat, two Cobb/bat on shoulder, three Cobb/green portrait, five G. Davis, three Evers/portrait, Evers/Cubs, two Flick, Griffith/portrait, W. Johnson/portrait, two Keeler/with bat, Lajoie/throwing, Marquard/hands at thighs, Mathewson/white cap, three McGraw/finger in air, Tinker/portrait, Waddell/portrait, two Waddell/throwing, Wallace, and C. Young/bare hand shows. Others: two Abbaticchio/brown sleeves, Ames/hands at chest, Ames/portrait, two Ball/New York, three Bates, Beaumont, two Bergen/batting, Birmingham, Bowerman, two Bransfield, Bridwell/no cap, two G. Brown/Chicago, three Burch/batting, four Camnitz/arms folded, J. Clarke, Covaleski, Crandall/no cap, Criger, two Criss, Dahlen/Boston, two H. Davis/initial front, four J. Delahanty, two Donlin/seated, two Donohue, two Donovan/portrait, Dougherty/portrait, L. Doyle/throwing, Durham, two Ewing, two Ferris, Ganley, five Gilbert, two Goode, Hahn, G. Hinchman, Isbell, Jacklitsch, two T. Jones, T. Jordan/portrait, Karger, Killian/pitching, two Kleinow/New York with bat, Kling, two Konetchy/glove above head, two Lake/New York, Leifield/throwing, two Lindaman, four Lobert, Lumley, Manning/batting, H. McIntyre/Brooklyn, McQuillan/ball in hand, Merkle/portrait, Murphy/throwing, three Nicholls/hands on knees, two Niles, two O’Leary/portrait, two Owen, Parent, Pattee, two Pelty/horizontal, Powell, Powers, Ritchey, Schaefer/Detroit, four Schlei/catching, Schmidt/throwing, four Schulte/front view, two Seymour/batting, three A. Shaw, three Sheckard/no glove, Shipke, two F. Smith/Chicago, Spencer, Stahl/no glove, Steinfeldt/portrait, Stone, Stovall/portrait, two L. Tannehill/initial front, Tenney, Turner, He. Wagner/bat on left shoulder, D. White/portrait and two Wilhelm/pitching. 2) 1908-1910 E91 American Caramel (48 cards): Keys: Bender, Bresnahan, M. Brown, two J. Collins, Evers, two Mathewson, McGinnity, two McGraw, Speaker, Tinker, two Waddell, and Wagner. Others: two Bridwell, Conroy, Devlin, Hartsel, two Kling, Leever, McBride, Murphy, Oldring, two Phillippe, two Reulbach, two Scheckard, two Schreckengost, four Schulte, Seybold, Seymour, Shay, Slagle, two Taylor, two Tenney, and Wilson. 3) 1909 E75 American Caramel Prize Fighters (1 card): McCoy.
This scrapbook presents an instant collection containing two of the most colorful and popular baseball sets of the era and provides an extraordinary "snapshot" of how cards were collected many decades ago. Total: 230 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate (open).