Saco River Auctions has acquired over 1,400 1909-11 T-206 cards in a single collection and will be offering them for sale beginning in January.
According to the Maine-based auction house, the collection has been in the same family since 1909 and was started by the consignor’s grandfather who began smoking around that time while living in Brooklyn NY.
He saved every card from the packs of American Tobacco Company products and they were well taken care of.
The cards, now owned by his grandsons, include several rare backs such as American Beauty, Sovereign, Hindu, Sweet Caporal, El Principe De Gales, Piedmont, Polar Bear and Tolstoi. There are numerous Hall of Famers and hundreds of duplicates. The auction company will process the collection and submit many of them for grading in the coming weeks.
A group of T205 cards was also included in the collection.
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