Lot # 448: 1909-1911 T206 White Border Partial Set (314/524) Including Lundgren Piedmont 350

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 56 (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

This partial set of T206 White Border is composed of 314 of the 524 cards in the set and represents 60% of a complete set. The cards grade 16% Ex, 55% Gd to Vg, and 29% lesser (including seven trimmed and a few miscut). This collection is overall very pleasing and would be an ideal foundation for the building of a low- to mid-grade complete set. Vintage cards in general, and T206s in particular, have a special charm in circulated condition, and also represent a tremendous value compared to higher-grade examples. A large group of T206s, or a complete set, in the offered grade is always extremely desirable to collectors, offering the most classic 1910-era baseball-card set without requiring the hundreds of thousands, or millions, of dollars that a higher-grade set would cost. Even in low- to mid-grade, building a T206 set runs into real money, a function of there being so many cards in the set and so many highlights (HOFers, etc.), but is of interest to and within the reach of so many more collectors than a high-grade set. When it comes time to sell, a T206 set in any grade can be sold as a unit, or easily be broken up, thus providing a built-in insurance policy. T206s are never going out of style, and it is always a privilege to offer a complete set, or a very substantial start toward one, in any condition. The backs are all Piedmont or Sweet Caporal. Five cards are graded and encapsulated by SGC: Gandil (GOOD 2, Black Sox), Killian/portrait (VG 3), Powell (Authentic), Seitz (GOOD+ 2.5, Southern Leaguer), and Spade (GOOD+ 2.5, partial name showing on top). Keys: Dahlen/Brooklyn (Fr), G. Davis/Chicago (Gd, HOF), Lundgren/Chicago (Vg, scarce Piedmont 350 back), and Marquard/hands at side (Gd, HOF). Also included are thirty-six duplicate players. This is a substantial low- to mid-grade partial set of the 1910 era's most classic tobacco-card issue. Total: 350 cards (314 different plus thirty-six duplicates). Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000+.

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