1909-1911 T206 White Border Near Set (520/524)—Missing the Big Four 
Lot Number 704
 
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Description

From 1909 to 1911 the American Tobacco Company (ATC) released a continual series of baseball subjects in packages or cigarettes for their national and regional products. It was not until 1939 when Jefferson Burdick, "the father of the hobby", published the American Card Catalog and gave these widely collected white-bordered pictures a title--T206. For the better part of 70 years, the 1909-1911 T206 White Border series has garnered a devoted following, having transcended the hobby and spawned thousands of books, articles and exhaustive analyses. Securing examples from this famed set is considered a rite of passage, and holding a tangible piece of baseball history often leads to a lifelong pursuit of “The Monster”. This impressive 1909-1911 T206 White Border set of (520/524) cards is missing only the “big four” (Doyle, Magie, Plank, Wagner) for completion. Although the majority of this collection is off-grade, the overwhelming scope of Hall of Famers, Southern Leaguers, variations, scarce backs and inclusion of (95) graded cards compensate for any technical flaws. Highlights include Hall of Famers: (74 cards, all Piedmont or Sweet Caporal unless noted, 18 graded) with Cobb (Authentic, Bat off Shoulder), Cobb (SGC Authentic, Bat on Shoulder), Cobb (SGC Authentic, Portrait, Green Background), Cobb (BVG Authentic, Red Background), W. Johnson (PSA 1, Hands at Chest), W. Johnson (PR, Portrait), Lajoie (SGC 20, Portrait), Mathewson SGC 10, Dark Cap), Mathewson (SGC Authentic, Portrait), Mathewson (SGC 10, White Cap), C. Young (PR, Glove Shows), C. Young (Authentic, Bare Hand Shows), C. Young (SGC Authentic, Portrait); Scarce Variations: (8 cards, all Piedmont or Sweet Caporal, unless noted, 3 graded) with G. Brown (FR, Washington), Demmitt (SGC Authentic, St. Louis), Elberfeld (PR, Portrait, Washington), Lundgren (FR, Chicago), O’ Hara (SGC Authentic, St. Louis, Polar Bear); Southern Leaguers: (48 cards, all Piedmont or Old Mill, unless noted, 26 graded, all PR or Authentic except for 3 examples) with Ellam (Authentic, blank back), McCauley (SGC 30); Difficult Backs: (35 cards) with Konetchy (Authentic, Glove Near Ground, Red Hindu), Magee (VG, with Bat, American Beauty, framed), Pfeister (FR, Throwing, Piedmont Factory 42); PSA Graded Commons: (34 cards, average PSA 1-2) and SGC Graded Commons: (13 cards, mostly SGC 20-30) The composite condition breakdown for the remaining ungraded commons and stars is (10) VG, (46) GD and (101) FR. The rest of the cards grade either PR or Authentic, with each revealing a combination of wear such as trimming, acute surface or reverse paper loss, glue residue, writing, significant creasing and other flaws. The effort and expense it took to form this collection, coupled with the magnificent player selection and stirring history, makes this a prestigious gathering. To see the impressive scope and quality of this set, we encourage viewing at our Silver Spring, Maryland location. Multiple scans are also present on our website. For a complete list of Hall of Famers, Southern Leaguers and graded cards, please visit our website.

Hall of Famers: (74 cards, all Piedmont or Sweet Caporal unless noted, 18 graded) with Baker (PR), Beckley (FR), Bender (trimmed, Pitching, No Trees), Bender (PR, Pitching, With Trees), Bender (trimmed, Portrait), Bresnahan (Authentic, Portrait), Bresnahan (Authentic, with Bat), M. Brown (FR, Chicago on Shirt), M. Brown (PR, Cubs on Shirt), M. Brown (PR, Portrait), Chance (PR, Batting), Chance (FR, Red Portrait), Chance (FR, Yellow Portrait), Chesbro (trimmed), Clarke (Authentic, with Bat), Clarke (trimmed, Portrait), Cobb (Authentic, Bat off Shoulder),Cobb (SGC Authentic, Bat on Shoulder), Cobb (SGC Authentic, Portrait, Green Background), Cobb (BVG Authentic, Red Background), E. Collins (PR), J. Collins (trimmed), S. Crawford (Authentic, Throwing), S. Crawford (Authentic, with Bat), G. Davis (PR), Duffy (PR), Evers (PR, Portrait), Evers (PR, Chicago on Shirt), Evers (FR, Cubs on Shirt), Flick (FR), Griffith (SGC 20, Batting), Griffith (FR, Portrait), Huggins (PR, Hands at Mouth), Huggins (PR, Portrait), Jennings (PR, One Hand Showing), Jennings (Authentic, Both Hands Showing), Jennings (SGC Authentic, Portrait), W. Johnson (PSA 1, Hands at Chest), W. Johnson (PR, Portrait), Joss (GD, Pitching), Joss (SGC 20, Portrait), Keeler (Authentic, Batting), Keeler (SGC 30, Portrait), Kelley (Authentic), Lajoie (SGC 20, Portrait), Lajoie (PR, Throwing), Lajoie (PR, with Bat), Marquard (SGC 20, Follow-Through, Sovereign), Marquard (Authentic, Hands at Thighs), Marquard (PR, Portrait), Mathewson SGC 10, Dark Cap), Mathewson (SGC Authentic, Portrait), Mathewson (SGC 10, White Cap), McGinnity (Authentic), McGraw (SGC 10, Finger in Air), McGraw (PR, Glove at Hip), McGraw (SGC 20, Portrait, No Cap), McGraw (PR, Portrait, with Cap), Speaker (PR), Tinker (SGC 10, Hands on Knees), Tinker (PR, Bat off Shoulder), Tinker (PR, Bat off Shoulder), Tinker (SGC Authentic, Portrait), Waddell (PR, Portrait), Waddell (FR, Throwing), Wallace (PR), Walsh (FR), Wheat (FR), Willis (PR, Pittsburg), Willis (trimmed, Throwing), Willis (trimmed, with Bat), C. Young (PR, Glove Shows), C. Young (Authentic, Bare Hand Shows), C. Young (SGC Authentic, Portrait);

Horizontal Poses: (6 cards, all Piedmont or Sweet Caporal, 1 graded) with Birmingham (FR), Mullin (GD, Throwing), Murphy (PSA 2, Throwing), Pattee (PR), Pelty (PR), Powell (FR);

Scarce Variations: (8 cards, all Piedmont or Sweet Caporal, unless noted, 3 graded) with G. Brown (FR, Washington), Dahlen (PR, Brooklyn), Demmitt (SGC Authentic, St. Louis), Elberfeld (PR, Portrait, Washington), Kleinlow (PR, Boston, Polar Bear), Lundgren (FR, Chicago), O’ Hara (SGC Authentic, St. Louis, Polar Bear), F. Smith (SGC 10, Chicago and Boston, Polar Bear);

Southern Leaguers: (48 cards, all Piedmont or Old Mill, unless noted, 26 graded) with Bastian (SGC 20), Bay (PR), Bernhard (Authentic), Breitenstein (SG 10), Carey (Authentic), Coles (PR), Cranston (PR), Ellam (Authentic, blank back), Foster (SGC Authentic), Fritz (PR), Greminger (PR), Guiheen (PR), B. Hart (PR), J. Hart (SGC 10), Helm (SGC 20), Hickman (PR), Hooker (PR), E. Howard (PR), D. Jordan (PR), Kiernan (SGC 10), King (SGC 10), Lafitte (SGC 10), Lentz (SGC 10), Lipe (PR), Manion (PR), McCauley (SGC 30), M. Miller (PR), Molesworth (Authentic), Mullaney (PR), Orth (trimmed), Otey (SGC 10), Paige (SGC 10), Perdue (SGC 10), Persons (PR), Reagan (SGC 10), Revelle (SGC 10), Rockenfeld (PR), Ryan (SGC 10), Seitz (SGC 10), Shaughnessy (SGC Authentic), C. Smith (SGC 10), S. Smith (SGC 10), Stark (SGC 10), Thebo (SGC 10), Thornton (SGC 10), Violat (SGC 10), Westlake (SGC Authentic), F. White (SGC 10);

Difficult Backs: (35 cards) with Bergen (PR, Catching, Sovereign 460), Dunn (FR, Cycle), Ford (PR, Sovereign 460), Frill (FR, Sovereign 460), Konetchy (Authentic, Glove Near Ground, Red Hindu), Magee (VG, with Bat, American Beauty, framed), Maloney (GD, American Beauty, Framed), Pfeister (FR, Throwing, Piedmont Factory 42), Street (PR, Catching, Tolstoi), K. Wilhelm (PR, Hands at Chest, El Principe de Gales and (25) assorted Old Mill, Polar Bear and Sovereign common);

PSA Graded Commons: (34 cards) with PSA 4: Knight (mk, with Bat), PSA 2: Barbeau, Campbell, Cross, Freeman, Hayden, Howell (Portrait), Hulswitt, Killian, Krause (Pitching), F. Mitchell; PSA 1: Butler, Cree, Criss, Hartsel, Jacklitsch, Krause (Portrait), Kruger, Leach (Portrait), McQuillan (Ball in Hand), Nicholls (Hands on Knees), Oakes, Pastorius, Pickering, Rossman, Shipke (mk), F. Smith (Chicago, White Cap), Stahl (Glove Shows), Stone (mk), Stovall (Portrait), Street (Portrait), Tannehill (mk, Chicago, Tannehill), Warhop, Willetts;

SGC Graded Commons: (13 cards) with SGC 30: Blackburne, Hall, Overall (Portrait), SGC 20: Atz, Bell (Hands above Head), Bradley (Portrait), Moeller, Strang, Wilson; SGC 10: Easterly (Polar Bear), Parent, Schreck, Titus. 
 
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