Lot # 500: 1911 T205 Gold Border SGC-Graded "Gamblers" Collection (4): Hal Chase and Eddie Cicotte

Starting Bid: $100.00

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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

Collection of all three Hal Chase poses and one "Black Sox" member (Cicotte) from the classic T205 Gold Border series, each graded and encapsulated by SGC. Hal Chase and Eddie Cicotte were, in fact, major stars of the day, but their involvement with gambling and with unsavory characters undermined their legend, and ensured that they would forever remain "non-Hall of Famers." The collection consists of the following: Chase/both ears frame extends (GOOD+ 35, Sweet Caporal), Chase/both ears frame ends (GOOD 30, Piedmont), Chase/only left ear (VG 40, Piedmont), and Cicotte (GOOD 30, Polar Bear). This is a modestly graded collection of classic tobacco cards, featuring all three Hal Chase cards and one "Black Sox" member in the T205 set. This is a very presentable group of cards of significant players who were great, but will forever be remembered for gambling-related scandals that years later led to their banishment from the game. Total: 4 cards.  Reserve $100. Estimate (open).

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