Lot # 465: 1909-1911 T206 White Border Partial Set (375/524) Including Broad Leaf 350 Back

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

Bids: 43 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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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 Borders is composed of 375 of the 524 cards in the set and represents 72% of a complete set. The cards grade 7% Vg-Ex to Ex, 73% Gd to Vg, and 20% lesser (including a few that measure small, a couple miscut, and thirteen trimmed). 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 almost all Piedmont or Sweet Caporal but do include one Broad Leaf, three Cycle, two El Principe De Gales, seven Old Mill, nine Polar Bear, thirteen Sovereign, and two Tolstoi. Three cards are graded and encapsulated by SGC. Keys: Beckley (Gd, HOF), Brown/Washington (Gd), Chance/red (VG 3, HOF), Chase/holding trophy (Vg+, Polar Bear), Chase/blue (Gd+, Polar Bear), Chase/pink (Gd+), Chase/black cap (Vg), Chase/white cap (Fr), Chesbro (Gd, HOF), Cicotte (Fr-Gd, Black Sox), Elberfeld/Washington, portrait (GOOD+ 2.5), Evers/portrait (Authentic, Sovereign 150, HOF), Flick (Gd, HOF), Gandil (Gd, Black Sox), Kelley (Gd, HOF), Kleinow/Boston (Gd), McGinnity (Vg, HOF), Pfeister/seated (Pr due to badly damaged bottom edge, Broad Leaf 350), two Smith/Chicago & Boston (both Gd with Old Mill backs), Walsh (altered, otherwise Fr-Gd, HOF), Willis/batting (HOF, Gd), and Willis/throwing (Vg, HOF). Also included are twenty-six duplicate players. This is a substantial low- to mid-grade partial set of the 1910 era's most classic tobacco-card issue. Total: 401 cards (375 different plus twenty-six duplicates). Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000+.

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