Lot # 2486: 1910-Era Sport and Nonsport Tobacco-Card Scrapbook (953 Cards) Including Near-Complete Sets of T68, T218, and T220

Starting Bid: $300.00

Bids: 45 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Spring 2020",
which ran from 4/3/2020 3:00 PM to
4/19/2020 6:00 PM



Presented here is a meticulously compiled scrapbook featuring 953 cards from twenty-one different 1910-era sport and nonsport sets, highlighted by near-complete sets of T218 and T220 "Champions." Each card is held in place by glue on the reverse and arranged by set, with eight to twenty cards per page. A handful of cards have been loosened by the passage of time and display in overall Vg-Ex condition. Reverse discoloration from the glue residue is the most noticeable flaw as the colors remain vibrant and bold on the fronts from their preservation within the scrapbook. The following sets are represented: 1) T6 College Series (2 cards): Harvard/football and Yale/rowing. 2) T25 Actors (36 cards). 3) T29 Animals (24 cards). 4) T30 Arctic Scenes (8 cards). 5) T36 Auto Drivers (2 cards). 6) T42 Bird Series (66 cards): includes 30 Type 1 white border and 36 Type 2 gold border. 7) T44 Birthday Horoscopes (12 cards). 8) T51 College Series (73 cards). 9) T52 Costumes and Scenery (6 cards). 10) T53 Cowboy Series (31 cards). 11) T59 Flags of All Nations (160 cards). 12) T68 Heroes of History/Men of History Near-Complete Set (77 of the 100 cards). 13) T69 Historic Homes (43 cards). 14) T73 Indian Life in the 60's (16 cards). 15) T77 Lighthouse Series (4 cards). 16) T107 Seals of the United States and Coats of Arms of All Countries of the World (107 cards). 17) T108 Theatres Old and New Series (47 cards). 18) T113 Types of Nations (40 cards). 19) T118 The World's Greatest Explorers (16 cards). 20) T218 Champion Athlete and Prize Fighters Near-Complete Set (144 of the 153 cards): Includes both Jack Johnson and both James J. Jeffries poses. 21) T220 Champion Athlete and Prize Fighter Series Near-Complete Set (39 of the 50 cards in the set): Includes James J. Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons, Peter Jackson, and four silver border variations. This scrapbook presents an instant collection containing some of the most colorful and popular sport and nonsport sets of the era and provides an extraordinary "snapshot" of how cards were collected many decades ago. Total: 953 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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