The T206 Joe Doyle “NY Nat’l” error card we wrote about earlier this month sold for $190,400 through a Seattle area auction house. The price includes a 19% buyer’s premium.
The card, along with a stash of other cards from the same time period more than a century ago, had been stuck in the original album. They had been passed down through two generations before the elderly owner opted to consign them. The Doyle card was found among dozens of other T206 cards in the album. Only about 15 are known to exist.
The error showing Doyle as a member of the New York Giants was quickly corrected by the American Tobacco Company, which distributed the cards inside its various brands of tobacco from 1909-1911.
Grant Zahajko of MBA Seattle Auctions tells us there were two main bidders chasing the card and the winner is a private collector.
Fred Merkle’s 1911 World Series trophy, offered in the same auction, sold for over $21,000.
Three of the seven cards from the “Lucky 7 Find” of rare T206 Ty Cobb cards remain unsold.
MINT State sold four of the cards, including the highest graded example, within days of their being offered last March. A private collector purchased the highest graded example, a PSA 4.5, for a low seven-figure price.
Three others sold later. Mint State is currently offering three cards on its’ website: A 3.5 priced at $1 million and two 2.5s at $500,000 each.
The Little League World Series is underway and you can now buy trading cards with a little bit of dirt from the place where those memories are made. The series includes four cards, each featuring one of the two ballparks in Williamsport, PA. There are three cards for Howard J. Lamade Stadium and one Volunteer Stadium card. Each is individually numbered and they are limited to 300 or less.
“We did some research and found that a few game-used infield dirt cards exist but the manufactures put dirt into a clear plastic baggie and inserted the baggie into the card,” says Scott Smith of CHOICE Sportscards, which manufactured them. “ We wanted to offer collectors a more authentic experience so we created the cards so you can actually feel the dirt. As far as we know they are a first of their kind.”
The cards are priced at $12 each.
Many already know this but Boston Red Sox reliever Brad Ziegler is a long-time collector specializing in Hall of Famers, especially those created in high-end modern era products.
The 36-year-old Ziegler, who pitched for Arizona before being traded to Boston several weeks ago, was the subject of a short feature in the Providence Journal.