Presented is a mostly off-grade collection of (109) different T206 white borders featuring (12) Hall of Famers, one Southern Leaguer and a few better stars. The collection features G. Brown (Washington), M. Brown (portrait), Chase (throwing, dark cap, Tolstoi back), Chase (pink), G. Davis, Griffith (portrait), Huggins (mouth), Huggins (portrait), Keeler (portrait), Jennings (one hand), Joss (pitching), Lajoie (with bat), Lentz, McGraw (portrait, no cap), Waddell (portrait) and Walsh. Of those, only the G. Brown (VG), Chase (throwing, VG), G. Davis (GD), and Lajoie (FR) do NOT have some form of paper loss on the reverses. In fact, 65% of the cards in the lot show varying degrees of paper loss on the reverses, which accounts for the off-grade status of most. Approximately 40% of the common cards present at the VG or better level from the fronts, but the aforementioned paper loss keeps most in the off-grade range. The advertising backs consist mostly of Piedmont, Sweet Caporal and Polar Bear, with (5) Tolstoi and one El Principe De Gales. If you're on a budget, but looking to pick up 1/5 of "The Monster," this is a fine opportunity to start the most desirable pre-war set in the industry. For a complete listing of the cards in this lot, please visit our website.
HOFers/Stars: G. Brown (Washington), M. Brown (portrait), Chase (throwing, dark cap, Tolstoi back), Chase (pink), G. Davis, Griffith (portrait), Huggins (mouth), Huggins (portrait), Keeler (portrait), Jennings (one hand), Joss (pitching), Lajoie (with bat), Lentz, McGraw (portrait, no cap), Waddell (portrait) and Walsh.
Commons: Ames (hands above head), Barbeau, Beaumont, Beck, Bescher (portrait), Birmingham, Bliss, Bowerman, Bradley (with bat), Bransfield, Bridwell (port, no cap), Byrne, Camnitz (folded), Campbell, Casey, Chappelle, Congalton, Crandall (port, with cap), Crandall (port, no cap), Dahlen (Boston), Demmitt (NY), Devlin, Donlin (with bat), Donohue, Dooin, Dougherty (port), Downey (fielding), L. Doyle (NY, Nat'l with bat), Dubuc, Egan, Ferguson, Flethcer, Ganzel, Gasper, Graham (Boston), Grimshaw, Hahn, Herzog (NY), Hinchman (Cleveland), Hoblitzell, Hofman, Howard (Chicago), Jackson, Jordan (Brooklyn, portrait), Karger, Knabe, Knight (with bat), Konetchy (glove near ground), Kroh, Lake (NY), Lindaman, Livingstone, Lobert, Marshall, Mattern, McIntyre (Brkly & Chicago), McLean, McQuillan (with bat), Merkle (portrait), Miller (Pittsburgh), Mitchell (Cincy), Mitchell (Toronto), Moran (Chicago), Mowrey, Murphy (throwing), Murray (batting), Myers (fielding), Myers (batting), Oakes, Overall (portrait), Paskert, Pfeister (throwing), Phillippe, Poland, Quillen, Raymond, Rhoades (hands at chest), Ritchey, Schulte (front view), Seymour (batting), Shaw (St. Louis), Sheckard (no glove), Shipke, Snodgrass (batting), Spade, Steinfeldt (with bat), Stovall (portrait), Sweeney (NY), L. Tannehill (Chi, L. Tannehill), Titus, Turner, D. White (Chi, pitching), Wiltse (port, no cap) and Wilhelm (with bat).