Love of the Game Set Builder Auction - Winter, 2023

28. 1909-11 T206 Sam Crawford (HOF - Throwing) - PSA EX 5

29. 1909-11 T206 George Davis (HOF) - SGC EX-NM 6

What a fantastic sunset image on this T206 of Sam Crawford, with a golden sky melting into soft pinks and purples. This Sweet Caporal 350 Factory 25 card is presented in a PSA 5 holder and looks absolutely fabulous, with just a bit of a bump to the upper left corner holding back the grade. There’s a little bit of what may be some tobacco staining on the lower portion of the reverse, with features a strong Sweet Cap logo. A clean example with outstanding visual appeal. MINIMUM BID: $300

George Davis broke in with the Cleveland Spiders in 1890 and played 20 years in the majors, primarily as a shortstop. He earned a ring with the 1906 White Sox and finished his career with them in 1909. It took him almost 80 years thereafter but he was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1998. He’s seen here in a gorgeous EX/MT example of his T206 card, with a dramatic sky behind him and gobs of color showing. Nicely centered, with corners that have stayed true, just a hint of surface wear in the upper left sky is evident. The reverse is a Piedmont 150 Factory 25, with some old, light product contact near the bottom. The card would not look out of place in a higher holder. MINIMUM BID: $300

30. 1909-11 T206 Tolstoi Hugh Duffy (HOF) - PSA VG-EX 4

Hugh Duffy, he of the .440 batting average in 1894 (additional research by SABR has bumped it from the more familiar .438), is at the bat on this PSA 4 T206. The colors and composition are tastefully balanced and it’s centered just a bit to the lower right. A couple of ancient light scuffs can be seen. The reverse is a tough one, a Tolstoi that is clean and legible despite some light fading. A Hall of Famer with a difficult back advertisement, highly sought-after among hobbyists. MINIMUM BID: $250


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