Love of the Game Auctions Spring 2023 Premier Auction

25. 1909-11 T206 Home Run Baker - SGC EX-NM 6

28. 1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson (HOF - Hands at Chest) - PSA VG-EX 4 Sharp and bright T206 “red background” Cobb, one of the most important and highly desirable cards in the entire T206 issue. Some light soiling and corner wear, most pronounced at the top left, are largely responsible for the grade. Some minor surface abrasions are evident on the front, more pronounced on the reverse, where a few small spots of paper loss are visible. Surface soiling is also apparent on the reverse, however, the card on the whole is quite pleasing. 27. 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb (HOF - Red Background) - SGC GOOD 2 MINIMUM BID: $1,000

Exceptional, higher-grade T206 of Hall of Famer Home Run Baker, graded EX/NM 6 by SGC. Well- centered and clean, the card exhibits bright, vivid color and outstanding print registration. An outstanding specimen, a higher-grade Hall of Famer from prewar collecting’s most popular card issue.


26. 1909-11 T206 Sovereign Ty Cobb (HOF - Green Background) - SGC GOOD 2

Crisp and colorful T206 card of Hall of Famer Walter Johnson, one of the issue’s more important cards. A recent submission that has long been tucked away in an advanced memorabilia collection, the card exhibits very little wear, with some very light corner rounding consistent with the grade but certainly not unlike that which is often found in EX holders. Some mild foxing is evident in a few spots on the reverse, with some very light edge wear also visible. MINIMUM BID: $1,000

Few cards in the hobby have been as consistently hot as the green background T206 Cobbs; for some time it seemed that a new pricing record was set with each sale. Such astronomical prices realized are quickly pricing some collectors out of the market, when it comes to attractive specimens. Seldom does an example hit the market that appears stronger than the assigned grades, as collectors continuously resubmit lower-grade examples hoping to move their cards into the highest holders possible. This example, however, has had no such resubmission - it remains in an older SGC holder, as the card has been tucked away in a private collection. Graded in August of 2008, the card has never been resubmitted. Extremely strong eye appeal is evident, the majority of the condition issues related to what appears to be glue stains on the difficult Sovereign reverse. Well-centered and with strong print registration, the card does exhibit a few minor technical flaws that reduce the numerical grade, however, it is an extraordinarily attractive card for the grade.



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