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Each card has been graded or assessed by SGC. The 1909-11 T206 White Border tobacco insert series is undoubtedly the most immediately recognizable and widely collected issue in our industry. Enthusiasts cherish their other treasures, ranging from 19th Century artifacts to present-day mementos, but passion for card collecting always seems to revolve, however subtly, around this adored production. T206's account for many hobbyists' first experience with pose variations, brand distinctions, condition assessments and checklist building. Even though we can't remember pursuing these at the time they were issued, they've given us abundant hobby memories. Presented is a journey through time, from more than one perspective, in the form of 518 different cards—missing the "Big Four", Demmitt/St. Louis and O'Hara for completion—from the T206 issue, seen in this impressive near set. Included in this assembly are the great names of Cobb, Johnson, Young, Lajoie and a significant number of their contemporaries. All of those notable figures combine to allow our indulgent remembrances of the pleasure and satisfaction that inspires us to collect. (Please note that O'Hara and Demmitt entries appear as Lot 987 in this catalog; the addition of these two cards to this offering would result in a 520/524 near set, missing only the "Big Four.") Includes: "American Beauty" (3) - Includes: Graded SGC 55 VG/EX+ 4.5: 2 cards w/ Knight/Portrait and Summers; SGC 35 GD+ 2.5: 1 card, Hummel; "Cycle" (1) - Graded SGC 55 VG/EX+ 4.5: 1 card, Phillippe; "El Principe De Gales" (3) - Includes: Graded SGC 60 EX 5: 2 cards w/Doolin and Miller; SGC 50 VG/EX 4: 1 card, Doyle/ w/Bat; "Hindu" (1) - Graded SGC 60 EX 5: 1 card, Bransfield; "Piedmont" (378) - Includes: Graded SGC 86 NM+ 7.5: 1 card, Snodgrass/Batting; SGC 82 EX/NM+ 6.5: 2 cards w/ Chase/Throwing, Dark Cap and Sheckard/Glove Showing; SGC 80 EX/NM 6: 9 cards w/Breitenstein, Huggins/Hands at Mouth, Krause/Portrait, Purtell, Ritter, Schreck, Smith/Chicago, White Cap, D. White/Pitching and Wilson; SGC 70 EX+ 5.5: 23 cards w/ Ball/New York, Bell/Pitching Follow Thru, Chappelle, Charles, Chase/Portrait, Blue Background, Covaleski, Crandall/Portrait, No Cap, Duffy, Isbell, Jackson, Knoetchy/Glove Above Head, Konetchy/Glove Near Ground, Kruger, Leach/Bending Over, Maddox, McGinley, Milligan, Rhoades/Right Arm Extended, Strang, Taylor, Tinker/Bat Off Shoulder, Warhop and Wright; SGC 60 EX 5: 60 cards w/ Ames/Hands Above Head, Atz, Barger, Barry, Bergen/Catching, Blackburne, Burch/Batting, Butler, Byrne, Cassidy, Chance/Portrait, Yellow Background, Clarke/Holding Bat, Cree, Criss, Cross, Dahlen/Brooklyn, Devore, Dorner, Engle, Evers/ w/Bat, Chicago on Shirt, Gandil, Fletcher, Gasper, Howard, Howell/Portrait, Hulswitt, Jacklitsch, D. Jones, Kisinger, Knabe, Lord, Malarkey, Marquard/Hands at Thighs, Merkle/Portrait, Milan, Miller, F. Mitchell, M. Mitchell, Molesworth, Myers/Batting, Pattee, Phelan, Poland, Powell, Randall, Rhodes, Rockenfeld, Rudolph, Schlei/Catching, Shaw, Slagle, H. Smith, Snodgrass/Catching, Stark, Steinfeldt/ w/Bat, Street/Portrait, Unglaub, Willett, Williams and I. Young; SGC 55 VG/EX+ 4.5: 40 cards w/Bowerman, Bresnahan/ w/Bat, Bridwell/Portrait, w/Cap, Brown/Chicago, Brown/Cubs on Shirt, Carr, Casey, Chase/Throwing, White Cap, Chesbro, Clarke/Portrait, Cobb/Portrait, Red Background, Davidson, Dunn, Easterly, Evers/ w/Bat, Cubs on Shirt, Hannifan, Hartsel, Hayden, Herzog, Hunter, Keeler/Portrait, Keeler/ w/Bat, Kroh, LaPorte, Magee/Portrait, Marquard/Follow-Through, McAleese, McGlynn, McIntyre/Brooklyn & Chicago, Moran, O'Hara/New York, Owen, Parent, Rhoades/Hands at Chest, Schmidt/Portrait, Scott, Speaker, Tannehill/Tannehill on Front, Wagner/B at on Right Shoulder and D. White/Portrait; SGC 50 VG/EX 4: 25 cards w/Bates, Becker, Berger, Dessau, Dougherty/Portrait, Downs, Ganzel, Hall, Hallman, Krause/Pitching, Lennox, McBride, McElveen, Merritt, O'Brien, Oldring/Fielding, Pelty/Vertical Photo, Reulbach/No Glove Showing, Schirm, Schulte/Back View, Seymour/Throwing, Sharpe, C. Smith, Sweeney and Thielman; SGC 45 VG+ 3.5: 27 cards w/Adkins, Burchell, Bresnahan/Portrait, Batch, Beckley, Carey, J.J. Clarke, J. Clarke, Crawford/ w/Bat, Demmitt/New York, Downey/Fielding, Doyle/Throwing, Dygert, Groom, Hinchman, Huggins/Portrait, T. Jones, Liebhardt, Marshall, Pfeffer, Shaw, Spade, Street/Catching, Tannehill, Thorton, Waddell/Portrait and Cy Young/Bare Hand Shows; SGC 40 VG 3: 43 cards w/Alperman, Arellanes, Bescher/Hands in Air, Bliss, Burke, Beck, Camnitz/Arm at Side, Cobb/Bat Off Shoulder, Davis/H. Davis on Front, Delehanty, Donlin/ w/Bat, Donohue, Dougherty/Arm in Air, Graham, Grimshaw, Hoffman, Hofman, F. Jones, Kleinow/New York, Catching, Lake/St. Louis, No Ball in Hand, Lobert, Lumley, Marquard/Portrait, McIntyre, Merkle/Throwing, Mowrey, Mullen, Murray/Batting, O'Neil, Orth, Rossman, Ryan, Seymour/Batting, Stahl/Glove Shows, Stahl/No Glove Shows, Starr, Tannehill/L. Tannehill on Front, Thebo, Turner, Walsh, F. White, Willis/Portrait and Cy Young/Portrait; SGC 35 GD+ 2.5: 21 cards w/Abbott, Burns, Flanagan, Hemphill, Herzog/Boston, Howell/Hands at Waist, Jordan/Batting, Killian/Pitching, Killian/Portrait, Kleinow/New York, w/Bat, Lake/New York, Lindaman, McGann, McGraw/Portrait, No Cap, McQuillan/Ball in Hand, Moeller, Oberlin, Reulbach/Glove Showing, Seitz, Waddell/Throwing and Willis/Throwing; SGC 30 GD 2: 25 cards w/Abbaticchio, Anderson, Bender/Pitching, Trees in Background, Beaumont, Chase/Portrait, Pink Background, Cravath, Doyle/Portrait, Gray, Jennings/Both Hands Showing, Jennings/Portrait, Magee/ w/Bat, Myers/Fielding, Paskert, Raymond, H. Smith, Tenney, Tinker/Bat on Shoulder, Tinker/Hands on Knees, Titus, Wagner/Bat on Left Shoulder, Wallace, Westlake, Wheat, Willetts and Wiltse/Portrait, No Cap; SGC 20 FR 1.5: 52 cards w/Abstein, Armbruster, Arndt, Brain, Bush, Barbeau, Bell/Hands Above Head, Camnitz/Arms Folded, J. Collins, Congalton, Conroy/Fielding, Dahlen/Boston, Donlin/Fielding, Donlin/Seated, Dunn, Elberfeld/New York, Evans, Evers/Portrait, Ferguson, Fiene/Throwing Freeman, Fromme, Howard, Jordan/Portrait, Kelley, Lattimore, Lavender, Leifeld/Batting, Livingstone, Lundgren/Chicago, Maloney, Manning/Batting, Mathewson/Dark Cap, Mattern, McGinnity, McGraw/Finger in Air, McLean, Moran, Moriarty, Nicholls/Hands on Knees, O'Leary/Hands on Knees, Pastorius, Perring, Phelps, Puttman, Schaefer/Detroit, Schlafly, Schulte/Front View, Sheckard/No Glove Showing, Stephens, Thomas and Tinker/Portrait; SGC 10 PR 1: 43 cards w/ Ames/Hands at Chest, Ames/Portrait, Bender/Portrait, Bergen/Batting, Bescher/Portrait, Bridwell/Portrait, No Cap, Bradley/Portrait, Brashear, Capbell, Chance/Portrait, Red Background, Cicotte, Clymer, Cobb/Bat on Shouder, Cobb/Portrait, Green Background, Devlin, Doolan/Fielding, Durham, Ewing, Ferries, Flick, Ganley, Gibson, Griffith/Portrait, Hoblitzell, Hoffman, Karger, Kiernan, Kling, Leach/Portrait, Lundgren/Kansas City, Murphy/Batting, Nattress, O'Leary/Portrait, Overall/Portrait, Pfeister/Seated, Quillen, Schmidt/Throwing, Shannon, F. Smith/Chicago, F. Smith on Front, Steinfeldt/Portrait, Stovall/Portrait, Weimer and Wilhelm/Hands at Chest; SGC Authentic: 7 cards w/Barry, Burch/Fielding, Chance/Batting, Criger, Delehanty, Knight/ w/Bat and Rucker/Portrait; "Old Mill" (55) - Includes: Graded SGC 88 NM/MT 8: 1 card, Davis/Davis on Front; SGC 84 NM 7: 2 cards w/Hooker and Purdue; SGC 80 EX/NM 6: 4 cards w/Camnitz/ Hands Above Head, Foster, Guiheen and Mullaney; SGC 70 EX+ 5.5: 3 cards w/Bay, Lipe and Oldring/Batting; SGC 60 EX 5: 12 cards w/Baker, Cranston, Hart, Lajoie/ w/Bat, Lentz, McCauley, Paige, Reagan, Revelle, Schlei/Potrait, Seymour/Portrait and Willis/ w/Bat; SGC 55 VG/EX+ 4.5: 3 cards w/ Lake/St. Louis, Ball in Hand, Violat and Wiltse/Portrait, w/Cap; SGC 50 VG/EX 4: 5 cards w/Bastian, Elberfeld/Washington, Fielding, Jordan, White and Wilhelm/ w/Bat; SGC 45 VG+ 3.5: 5 cards w/Latham, Murray/Portrait, Needham, Persons and S. Smith; SGC 40 VG 3: 12 cards w/ Ball/Cleveland, Bernhard, Ellam, Fritz, Griffith/Batting, Hart, Hickman, Manion, McGraw/Portrait, w/Cap, Otey, Shaughnessy and Stovall/Batting; SGC 35 GD+ 2.5: 1 card, Rucker/Throwing; SGC 30 GD 2: 3 cards w/Coles, Greminger and Helm; SGC 20 FR 1.5: 2 cards w/King and Stanage; SGC Authentic: 2 cards w/Lafitte and Wilts/Pitching; "Polar Bear" (6) - Includes: Graded SGC 50 VG/EX 4: 3 cards w/Egan, Graham and Overall/Hands Face Level; SGC 45 VG+ 3.5: 2 cards w/Clancy and F. Smith/Chicago & Boston; SGC 30 GD 2: 1 card, Mullin/ w/Bat; "Sovereign" (5) - Includes: Graded SGC 60 EX 5: 1 card, Johnson/Hands at Chest; SGC 40 VG 3: 1 card, Jennings/One Hand Showing; SGC 30 GD 2: 2 cards w/Carrigan and Dineen; SGC 10 PR 1: 1 card, Birmingham; "Sweet Caporal" (55) - Includes: Graded SGC 60 EX 5: 8 cards w/Hahn, Joss/Pitching, Joss/Portrait, Lajoie/Portrait, Murphy/Throwing, Pelty/Horizontal Photo, Schaefer/Washington and Sullivan; SGC 55 VG/EX+ 4.5: 5 cards w/ Brown/Chicago on Shirt, Downey/Batting, Jones/Hands at Hips, Payne and Cy Young/Glove Shows; SGC 50 VG/EX 4: 5 cards w/G. Davis, Geyer, Johnson/Portrait, Lajoie/Throwing and Pickering; SGC 45 VG+ 3.5: 1 card, Mullin/Throwing; SGC 40 VG 3: 12 cards w/ G. Brown/Washington, Donovan/Portrait, Doyle/N.Y., Hands Above Head, Goode, Leifield/Pitching, Mathewson/White Cap, McIntyre/Brooklyn, Nichols/Batting, Powers, Ritchey, Sweeney and Zimmermann; SGC 35 GD+ 2.5: 5 cards w/Dubuc, Gilbert, Mathewson/Portrait, McCormick and Pfeister/Throwing; SGC 30 GD 2: 5 cards w/ Abbaticchio/Blue Sleeves, E. Collins, Crawford/Throwing, Kleinow/Boston and Stone; SGC 20 FR 1.5: 12 cards w/ Brown/Portrait, Donovan/Throwing, Dooin, Elberfeld/Washington, Portrait, Fiene/Portrait, Hinchman, Manning/Pitching, McQuillan/ w/Bat, Niles, Oakes, Shipke and Spencer; SGC 10 PR 1: 1 card, Schlei/Batting; SGC Authentic: 1 card, Conroy/ w/Bat; "Tolstoi" (11) - Includes: Graded SGC 60 EX 5: 5 cards w/ Bradley/ w/Bat, Doolan/Batting, Ford, McGraw/Glove at Hip and Overall/Hands at Waist; SGC 55 VG/EX+ 4.5: 1 card, Crandall/Portrait, w/Cap; SGC 45 VG+ 3.5: 2 cards w/ Bender/Pitching, No Trees and Chase/Holding Trophy; SGC 35 GD+ 2.5: 1 card, Quinn; SGC 30 GD 2: 1 card, Meyers; SGC 20 FR 1.5: 1 card, Frill.