Lot # 247: 1909-1911 T206 White Border Red Dooin - Interesting Printing Anomaly!

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "REA Summer 2020",
which ran from 7/24/2020 12:00 PM to
8/16/2020 6:00 PM



Presented is an extremely fascinating T206 printing error of Red Dooin (Philadelphia Phillies), which has managed to escape at least one of the color processes and even at a glance appears entirely different than a normal, full color-process card. The offered card appears to be missing at least the blue-color process, which would form the green background of the image. The card presents as though it has been through only four steps of the color process: yellow (providing a base for the background), black (forming the border and player outline), brown (responsible for the player name and team caption, as well as shading the image), and red (providing the coloring to Dooin's undershirt). The card bears a fully printed Piedmont 150, Factory 25, reverse. Bright and crisp on front, the card is hand-cut and presents as Poor. The reverse is boldly printed. We believe these error cards to be printer's scraps that were never actually issued. It is likely all were hand-cut and saved from the trash by the printer or someone who worked for the printer. Many of the T206 printing errors in the market today entered the modern collecting world from old-time collections in the 1970s, during which time there was no interest in T206 printing-scrap errors. In those early days, these cards carried no premium value! Collectors today greatly appreciate all rare and unique T206 oddities, and consider cards like this extremely unusual and desirable. The T206 set, affectionately known as "The Monster," is the most popular of all 1910-era sets and is still yielding new and exciting discoveries more than a century after its production. As collectors have become more sophisticated, there has been a growing appreciation for all great rarities and unusual cards associated with this landmark set. This is an extremely unusual, interesting, and very striking printing error from the T206 series that is sure to be highly prized by collectors. Encapsulated as "Authentic" by SGC (submitted by REA). Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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