Love of the Game February 2, 2013 Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/3/2013
Extraordinarily rare and beautiful example of this Reds infielder's T206 card, graded NMT-MT by PSA, due to its brilliant borders and vivid color, one of the most beautiful T206 cards you will ever see.  Top-grade T206s continue to outpace a good portion of the prewar card market, price-wise, due in large part to the combination of T206's tremendous popularity with the extreme rarity of high-grade examples (fewer than 4% of all graded T206s have achieved a grade of NMT or higher).

This particular example is one of very few Downey cards to attain a grade this high, with none besting it.  Currently this is the only T206 Downey (fielding) with a Piedmont back to have been graded 8 by PSA, though an additional three have been graded with "unknown back" (prior to the days of PSA recognizing back varieties in their cards).  An extremely rare, high-grade card.

Population Data
PSA Population: 131 total graded, 1 at this level, 0 higher*
SGC Population: 65 total graded, 0 at this level, 0 higher*

*Note that an additional 138 examples are categorized in PSA's pop reports as having "unknown backs," with three grading NM-MT and still none higher.  The one high-grade example of this card in an SGC holder should be negated, as this card was crossed from a high-grade SGC holder and no longer exists as graded by SGC.
1909-11 T206 Tom Downey (fielding) PSA NM-MT 8 - 1 of 4, none higher!1909-11 T206 Tom Downey (fielding) PSA NM-MT 8 - 1 of 4, none higher!
1909-11 T206 Tom Downey (fielding) PSA NM-MT 8 - 1 of 4, none higher!
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $400
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,652
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Sunday, February 3, 2013.
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