March 2022 Auction
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Housing legendary examples of Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, and Christy Mathewson, and providing plenty of "drama" with condition sensitivity and rare variations, even the most dedicated collector approaches the 1911 T205 Gold border set with a sense of cautious optimism. Like the fabled T206 White-bordered set of the same time period, the T205 release celebrates the era of early 20th-century tobacco cards in grand style, adding a shimmering gold perimeter that, while alluring, also proved susceptible to damage and put high-grade specimens at a considerable premium. The T205 set was initially a 206-card issue but several card variations, some of which have just recently been discovered, have pushed the total of the Master Set to 221 cards. The assembly of a complete Master Set is a monumental task, one that takes even the greatest collector years if not decades to complete, and that doesn't even account for condition! Presented is an incredible opportunity to acquire a near-complete 1911 T205 Master Set, all SGC graded and needing just nine cards for completion (Speaker, Cobb, Mathewson, Hoblitzel no stats, and Moran stray line are offered as individual lots in this auction). The set breaks down as follows: SGC 6 (13 cards) - Beck, Bescher, Blackburne, Chase (both ears, diamond ends), Crandall (t not crossed), Devlin, Donohue, Ford (white cap), Maddox, O' Leary, Paskert, Phelps, and Turner. SGC 5.5 (32 cards) - Abbaticchio, Austin, Barger (full B), Becker, M. Brown, Byrne, Collins (mouth closed), Dougherty (white sock), Downey, Doyle, Dygert, Evans, Fromme, Griffith, Hartsel, Hoffman, Huggins, Killian, Knight, Leach, Lobert, Magee, Milan, Miller, Needham, Olmstead, Pelty, Schaeffer, Shean, Tannehill, Willett, and Wiltse (both ears). SGC 5 (47 cards) - Archer, Baker, Bender, Bergen, Birmingham, Chance, Clarke, Criger, Ewing, Fisher, Gibson, Hemphill, Herzog, Hoblitzell (Cin.), Jones, Kling, Kroh, Latham (A. Latham), Lennox, Marquard, McBride, McConnell, McElveen, McIntire, Merkle, Meyers, Moran (no line), Murphy, Murray, Oakes, Oldring, Overall, Payne, Pfeister, Phillippe, Reulbach, Richie, Scott, Sharpe, Sheckard, Summers, Titus, Wallace (with cap), Wheat, Wilson, Wiltse (right ear), and Wolter. SGC 4.5 (1 card) - Parent. SGC 4 (53 cards) - Ames, Ball, Bell, Bransfield, Bresnahan (mouth closed), Bridwell, Camnitz, Carrigan, Chase (left ear), Dahlen, Daubert, Dickson, Dooin, Doolan, Duffy, Elberfeld, Engle, Fletcher, Flynn, Ford (dark cap), Gaspar, Goode, Graham (Rustlers), Groom, Harmon (both ears), Hauser, Jones, Kleinow, Krause, Lang, Leever, B. Lord, H. Lord, Lush, A. A. Mattern, Mcgraw, McLean, Mitchell, Moriarity, Phelan, Quinn, Rucker, Schlei, Schmidt, Schulte, Smith, Snodgrass, Stanage, Steinfeldt, Street, Suggs, Sweeney, and Tinker. SGC 3 (50 cards) - Adkins, Bailey, Barger (partial B), Barry, Bates, Cicotte, Collins (mouth open), J. Collins, Crandall (t crossed), Delahanty, Devore, Dunn, Egan, Evers, Ferguson, Foxen, Frick, Gardner, Grant, Graham (Cubs), Gray (no stats), Hanford, Harmon (left ear), Hoblitzell (no Cin.), Hummell, Jennings, Joss, Karger, Konetchy, Laporte, Lee, Leifield (A. on front), McAllister, McIntyre, Merritt, Mullin, Nee, Raymond, Scanlan, Simmons, Stahl, Stone, Thomas, Vaughn, Wagner, Wallace (no cap, 2 lines), Walsh, D. White, K. White, and Wilhelm (suffe ered on back). SGC 2 (14 cards) - Batch, Cady, Chase (both ears, diamond extends), Dougherty (red sock), Jacklitsch, W. Johnson, Latham (W. A. Latham), Leifield (A. P. on front), Livingston, Rowan, Shean (Cubs), Stovall, C. Young, and Wilhelm (suffered). SGC 1 (1 card) - Wallace (no cap, one line). SGC AUTHENTIC (1 card) - Bresnahan (mouth open).
1911 T205 Gold Border Near-Complete Master Set All SGC Graded
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Minimum Bid: $15,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $45,501.60
Number Bids:19
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