Lot # 201: 1911 S74-2 Colored Silks Mordecai Brown (HOF) - BVG VG-EX+ 4.5

Category: 1900-1948

Starting Bid: $75.00

Bids: 20 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter, 2023 Set Builder Auction",
which ran from 1/28/2023 12:00 AM to
2/11/2023 9:00 PM



Back in 1911, you could collect a player on cardboard, a button, thin paper, even leather or silk.  The latter is what we have here, an S74-2 Colored silk featuring Hall-of-Famer Three-Finger Brown. Two varieties of these were issued, with the colored silks being larger and featuring more players than the "white silks" that were also available.  Both styles reproduce the player's image from the T205 Gold Border set and, as you can imagine, it's hard to find these in nice shape today.  This BVG 4.5 features an exceptionally well reproduced image and has retained almost all of its decorative top fringe and is bright, with just some minor period toning along two of the edges.  

BVG has graded three S74-2 silks of Brown, with only one higher than this superb example. By comparison, PSA does not grade them and SGC has a total of seven in their pop reports, the highest being a 4. In other words, this is the second highest graded S74-2 in existence.

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