"JOE DOYLE NAT'L" PSA 2 in Ron Oser Auction
(Ron Oser Auction - July 29, 2000)
Ron Oser Enterprises Auction is featuring a
PSA 2 Joe Doyle N.Y. Nat'l Variation card. The following is the description:
1909-11 T206 White Border - Joe Doyle N.Y. Nat'l Variation Card.
The fabled "Doyle/hands above head" type is normally seen without the
"Nat'l" printed after "N.Y." at the bottom of the card. In extremely rare
instances (less than 10 actual examples have been seen) the card is
found with "N.Y. Nat'l" printing to the right of Doyle's name.
This particular example is fresh to the hobby, having been recently found by
a renowned East Coast dealer in a group of a few hundred tobacco cards. In over
20 years of buying and selling tens of thousands of T206 tobacco cards this is
the first actual "Doyle" that I have held in my hands. It is much scarcer
than the famous "Honus Wagner" card and even rarer than the very elusive
"Ty Cobb with Ty Cobb reverse" card. The "N.Y. Nat'l". is printed perfectly
across the bottom, bold and evenly-toned without a trace of "fade".
The card has been authenticated and graded GOOD 2 by PSA. The condition of the card appears
somewhat better, with beautiful color and focus, some general overall wear with
two light to medium horizontal creases on the left side, and a 1/4 area of paper
out of the reverse. Out of the holder we would grade this card Good to Very
Good condition with very pleasing visual appeal. Of the very desirable "Big Five"
T206 tobacco cards, the "Doyle" variation is truly the "rarest of the rare", the gem
that even the most advanced tobacco collectors still have on their mostly crossed-out want lists.
Final Bid including 15% buyer premium: $178,598
Gallery - T206 Joe Doyle (N.Y. Nat'l)
Periodicals - T206 Joe Doyle (N.Y. Nat'l)