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Incredible 1911 T205 Gold Borders Near Master Set of (221/222) SGC Graded Cards--Highest SGC Grade Average!

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Extraordinary 1911 T205 Gold Borders near master set of (221/222) SGC graded cards. These century-old gilt treasures constitute a labor of love from our consignor who meticulously pieced together this fragile tobacco card series with an eye for quality. The result is an incredible proposition for the serious turn-of-the-century baseball card collector. With an average card grade of 55.96 the offered 1911 T205 Gold Borders near master set currently has the highest GPA for the designation evaluated by the grading service!

 

Over 94% of the cards are judged 50 VG-EX 4 or better! The overall condition breakdown is as follows: (1) SGC 82, (11) SGC 80, (13) SGC 70, (83) SGC 60, (10) SGC 55, (90) SGC 50, (1) SGC 45, (9) SGC 40, (1) SGC 30, (1) SGC 20 and (1) SGC 20. Additionally, the advertising back composition includes: (79) Piedmont, (55) Sweet Caporal, (32) Hassan, (19) Polar Bear, (16) Honest Long Cut, (10) Cycle, (9) Sovereign and (1) American Beauty. Highlights include:

 

Hall of Famers: (30 cards, all common backs, unless noted) with Baker (SGC 60), Bender (SGC 40), Bresnahan (SGC 80, Mouth Closed), Bresnahan (SGC 80, Mouth Open), M. Brown (SGC 50, Polar Bear), Chance (SGC 82), Clarke (SGC 80), Cobb (SGC 40), E. Collins (SGC 60, Mouth Closed), E. Collins (SGC 40, Mouth Open), J. Collins (SGC 50), Duffy (SGC 50), Evers (SGC 50), Griffith (SGC 60), Huggins (SGC 50, Cycle), Jennings (SGC 50), W. Johnson (SGC 40, Polar Bear), Joss (SGC 50), Marquard (SGC 50, Cycle), Mathewson (SGC 50), Mathewson (SGC 20, “37-1” Record, Cycle), McGraw (SGC 60, Polar Bear), Speaker (SGC 60), Tinker (SGC 80, 1 of 6, one better), Wallace (SGC 40, No Cap, One Line of 1910 Stats), Wallace (SGC 50, No Cap, Two Lines of 1910 Stats), Wallace (SGC 50, with Cap), Walsh (SGC 50), Wheat (SGC 50), C. Young (SGC 50);  

 

Non-Hall of Fame Minor Leaguers: (11 cards, all Hassan backs, unless noted) with Adkins (SGC 60, Polar Bear), Batch (SGC 50), Cady (SGC 60, Polar Bear), Dunn (SGC 60), Frick (SGC 50), Hanford (SGC 50, Polar Bear), Lee (SGC 70), McAllister (SGC 80), Merritt (SGC 50), Nee (SGC 50, Polar Bear), Phelan (SGC 60, Polar Bear);

 

Non-Hall of Fame Shortprints: (16 cards, all common backs, unless noted) with Dahlen (SGC 70), Donohue (SGC 50), Fisher (SGC 50), Grant (SGC 60), Karger (SGC 50), Kleinow (SGC 40), Raymond (SGC 50), Rowan (SGC 60, Polar Bear), Scanlan (SGC 60, Honest Long Cut), Stahl (SGC 50), Suggs (SGC 50), Sweeney (SGC 50, Honest Long Cut), Turner (SGC 50), Vaughn (SGC 55), C. Wagner (SGC 40), K. White (SGC 60);

 

Non-Hall of Fame Variations/Other Stars: (26 cards, all common backs, unless noted) with Barger (SGC 50, Partial “B” on Cap), Chase (SGC 50, Both Ears Show, Frame Ends at Shoulders), Chase (SGC 50, Both Ears Show, Frame Extends Below Frame), Chase (SGC 50, Only Left Ear Shows), Dougherty (SGC 50, Red Sock), Ford (SGC 60, White Cap), Gray (SGC 40, Stats on Back), Harmon (SGC 60, Only Left Ear Shows), Hoblitzel (SGC 70, Name Incorrect, No “Cin.”), Hoblitzell (SGC 60, Corrected, “Cin.” After 2nd 1908 in Stats, Cycle), Hoblitzell (SGC 50, Corrected, No “Cin.”), Miller (SGC 50, "John B." on back, uncatalogued variation), Moran (SGC 30, Stray Line of Type Below Stats, Polar Bear), Shean (SGC 50, Cubs), Wilhelm (SGC 10, “Suffered” in 18th Line, Hassan) and Wilhelm (SGC 60, “Suffe ed” in 18th Line).

 

Missing only the near impossible Hoblitzell (No Stats) variation for total master set completion. This item has a reserve. Estimated value ($32,500-$50,000). A complete list of cards and their respective grades is available by following the link posted on our website.



Hall of Famers: (30 cards, all common backs, unless noted) with Baker (SGC 60), Bender (SGC 40), Bresnahan (SGC 80, Mouth Closed), Bresnahan (SGC 80, Mouth Open), M. Brown (SGC 50, Polar Bear), Chance (SGC 82), Clarke (SGC 80), Cobb (SGC 40), E. Collins (SGC 60, Mouth Closed), E. Collins (SGC 40, Mouth Open), J. Collins (SGC 50), Duffy (SGC 50), Evers (SGC 50), Griffith (SGC 60), Huggins (SGC 50, Cycle), Jennings (SGC 50), W. Johnson (SGC 40, Polar Bear), Joss (SGC 50), Marquard (SGC 50, Cycle), Mathewson (SGC 50), Mathewson (SGC 20, “37-1” Record, Cycle), McGraw (SGC 60, Polar Bear), Speaker (SGC 60), Tinker (SGC 80, 1 of 6, one better), Wallace (SGC 40, No Cap, One Line of 1910 Stats), Wallace (SGC 50, No Cap, Two Lines of 1910 Stats), Wallace (SGC 50, with Cap), Walsh (SGC 50), Wheat (SGC 50), C. Young (SGC 50);  

 

Non-Hall of Fame Minor Leaguers: (11 cards, all Hassan backs, unless noted) with Adkins (SGC 60, Polar Bear), Batch (SGC 50), Cady (SGC 60, Polar Bear), Dunn (SGC 60), Frick (SGC 50), Hanford (SGC 50, Polar Bear), Lee (SGC 70), McAllister (SGC 80), Merritt (SGC 50), Nee (SGC 50, Polar Bear), Phelan (SGC 60, Polar Bear);

 

Non-Hall of Fame Shortprints: (16 cards, all common backs, unless noted) with Dahlen (SGC 70), Donohue (SGC 50), Fisher (SGC 50), Grant (SGC 60), Karger (SGC 50), Kleinow (SGC 40), Raymond (SGC 50), Rowan (GC 60, Polar Bear), Scanlan (SGC 60, Honest Long Cut), Stahl (SGC 50), Suggs (SGC 50), Sweeney (SGC 50, Honest Long Cut), Turner (SGC 50), Vaughn (SGC 55), C. Wagner (SGC 40), K. White (SGC 60);

 

Non-Hall of Fame Variations/Other Stars: (25 cards, all common backs, unless noted) with Barger (SGC 60, Full “B” on Cap), Barger (SGC 50, Partial “B” on Cap), Chase (SGC 50, Both Ears Show, Frame Ends at Shoulders), Chase (SGC 50, Both Ears Show, Frame Extends Below Frame), Chase (SGC 50, Only Left Ear Shows), Cicotte (SGC 70, Polar Bear), Crandall (SGC 60, “T” Crossed in Name), Crandall (SGC 50, “T” Not Crossed in Name), Dougherty (SGC 50, Red Sock), Dougherty (SGC 50, White Sock), Ford (SGC 60, White Cap), Graham (SGC 50, Cubs), Gray (SGC 60, No Stats on Back), Gray (SGC 40, Stats on Back), Harmon (SGC 60, Only Left Ear Shows), Hoblitzell (SGC 70, Name Incorrect, No “Cin.”), Hoblitzell (SGC 60, Corrected, “Cin.” After 2nd 1908 in Stats, Cycle), Hoblitzell (SGC 50, Corrected, No “Cin.”), Latham (SGC 40, W.A. Latham on Back), Leifield (SGC 50, Initialed Front, Sovereign), Miller (SGC 50, "John. B" on back, uncatalogued variation), Moran (SGC 30, Stray Line of Type Below Stats, Polar Bear), Shean (SGC 50, Cubs), Wilhelm (SGC 10, “Suffered” in 18th Line, Hassan), Wilhelm (SGC 60, “Suffe ed” in 18th Line), Wiltse (SGC 45, Only Right Ear Shows);

 

Tough Back Commons: (37 cards) with Polar Bear: (8 cards) with Austin (SGC 50), Dooin (SGC 50), Evans (SGC 50), Gardner (SGC 60), Gibson (SGC 50), Jacklitsch (SGC 60), H. Lord (SGC 50), Oakes (SGC 60); Honest Long Cut: (14 cards) with Ames (SGC 60), Egan (SGC 60), Hoffman (SGC 60), Hummel (SGC 60), D. Jones (SGC 60), Kling (SGC 70), McConnell (SGC 60), McIntyre (SGC 60), McLean (SGC 60), Milan (SGC 80), Murray (SGC 50), Parent (SGC 50), Street (SGC 60), Tannehill (SGC 60); Cycle: (6 cards) with Bates (SGC 50), Delehanty (SGC 50), Doolan (SGC 50), Overall (SGC 60), Shean (SGC 55, Rustlers), Snodgrass (SGC 70); Sovereign: (8 cards) with Bell (SGC 55), Bridwell (SGC 60), Ford (SGC 60, Black Cap), Goode (SGC 60), Livingston (SGC 50), Quinn (SGC 50), Richie (SGC 60), Simmons (SGC 55) and American Beauty: Byrne.



 
 
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