Imagine a vintage baseball card collection so large that it takes 9 high-end auctions to see and sell all the cards in an orderly manner. The David Hall T206 collection is the gift that just keeps giving for collectors in search of rare and high-end examples from the prized T206 set issued by the American Tobacco Company from 1909 through 1911. The June 2 David Hall T206 Collection Part IX Catalog Auction is only in its preview stage but these large estimates are worth the attention of every collector.
Collectors Dashboard evaluates collectibles as an alternative asset class. In short, the same capital that could have been invested into stocks or bonds is being used to buy high-end collectibles. This includes high-end vintage ball cards in this case. Collectors with a deep passion also now have to assume that they are competing against investors in an ongoing battle for who can win these prized items and lots in auctions.
Here are highlights grounded in high estimates from the upcoming and unprecedented 9th David Hall T206 collection:
1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350-460/42OP Ty Cobb (Portrait-Red) PSA VG-EX 4 – Pop Three, only one known example higher with this factory overprint estimated at $12,000.00+ (Image by Heritage Auctions).
Ty Cobb was the star of the show of the 8th installment of this collection… well so to speak. That card was a T206 Piedmont 350 Bat Off Shoulder with only two examples at PSA NM-MT 8. The estimate was $100,000+. The final sale that has already been realized (and after 42 bids) was a whopping $264,000.00.
Below is a summary of more featured T206 cards from the unbelievable David Hall collection.
1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Ty Cobb (Portrait-Green) PSA Good 2 with an estimate of $8,000.00+.
1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Ty Cobb (Portrait-Red) PSA VG 3 with an estimate of $8,000,00+.
1909-11 T206 Lenox-Brown Sam Crawford (With Bat) BVG VG+ 3.5 – only two graded examples with an estimate of $5,000.00+.
1909-11 T206 Broad Leaf 350 Solly Hofman SGC 20 Fair 1.5 – pop one, none higher of only two confirmed SGC examples with an estimate of $4,000.00+.
1909-11 T206 Piedmont 350 Cy Young (Bare Hand Shows) PSA EX 5 – pop one, five higher with this brand/series estimated at $4,000.00+.
1909-11 T206 Piedmont 350 Johnny Evers (Chicago On Shirt) PSA NM 7 – pop two, two higher with this brand/series estimated at $2,500.00+.
1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350-460/42OP Frank Chance (Portrait-Yellow) PSA EX-MT+ 6.5 – pop one, two higher with this factory/series/brand with an estimate of $2,000.00+.
1909-11 T206 Piedmont 350 Addie Joss (Pitching) PSA NM 7 – pop one, only one higher with this brand/series with an estimate of $2,000.00+.
1909-11 T206 Hindu-Brown J. Ross Helm SGC 80 EX/NM 6 – pop one, none higher for this brand with an estimate of $2,000.00+.