Lot # 457: 1909-1911 T206 White Border Scarce-Back SGC-Graded Collection (40): Cycle, Old Mill, Polar Bear, Sovereign, and Tolstoi

Starting Bid: $500.00

Bids: 35 (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 a collection of forty different cards from the classic T206 White Border series, composed exclusively of cards featuring unusual advertising reverses. Featured within this collection are cards with Cycle, Old Mill, Polar Bear, Sovereign, and Tolstoi backs. Each of these advertising backs is a non-common back, not in the same league as Drum or Uzit, but very unusual and seen far less often than the standard Piedmont or Sweet Caporal advertising backs. Each card is graded and encapsulated by SGC (submitted by REA). This collection is composed of the following: VG+ 3.5 (5 cards): Donohue (Sovereign), Donovan/throwing (Tolstoi), Fromme (Old Mill), Merkle/throwing (Sovereign) and Turner (Sovereign). VG 3 (9 cards): Bradley/with bat (Polar Bear), Camnitz/arms folded (Sovereign), Frill (Sovereign), Kling (Sovereign), Leifield/batting (Polar Bear), Magee/with bat (Polar Bear), Moriarty (Sovereign), Schirm (Cycle) and Stone (Sovereign). GOOD+ 2.5 (12 cards): Demmitt/New York (Tolstoi), Geyer (Sovereign), Kisinger (Polar Bear), Moeller (Polar Bear), Rudolph (Polar Bear), Schaefer/Detroit (Sovereign), Schmidt/throwing (Sovereign), Seymour/batting (Sovereign), Sharpe (Polar Bear), Snodgrass/catching (Cycle), Titus (Sovereign) and Wiltse/portrait, no cap (Sovereign). GOOD 2 (5 cards): Freeman (Polar Bear), Meyers (Old Mill), Mullin/with bat (Polar Bear), O'Neil (Polar Bear) and Young/Minneapolis (Polar Bear). FAIR 1.5 (3 cards): Abbaticchio/brown sleeves (Sovereign), Hinchman/Toledo ( Polar Bear) and Smith/Chicago & Boston (Polar Bear). POOR 1 (3 cards): Brain (Polar Bear), Kleinow/Boston (Polar Bear) and Smith/Buffalo (Polar Bear). Authentic (3 cards): Bescher/portrait (Tolstoi), Carrigan (Tolstoi) and Tenney (Sovereign). This is a very pleasing collection of cards in extremely desirable grades. These cards would make worthy additions to any mid-grade T206 set or advertising-back collection. The equivalent SMR value in the assigned grades is $1,397 (excluding the three Authentic cards) with no premium assigned for the scarcer backs. Total: 40 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+.

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