Love of the Game Opening Day, 2013 Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/7/2013
While rare T206 backs continue to gain steam in terms of hobby popularity, the Carolina Brights back is one that is leading the charge.  Ranked the 9th most scarce of all the T206 back varieties, Scott Reader's May 2012 article Revisiting the T206 Back Multipliers (from T206Resource.com) indicates a 200% increase in the multiplier vs. a common backed example of the same card.  Historically, while Carolina Brights backs have commanded a multiplier of 5 times the common back, the market of late has been commanding a multiplier of 15.  This is a clear indication that T206 rare backs are among the most popular and widely collectible elements of the T206 set.

Presented here is an outstanding example of the Carolina Brights back, and certainly one of the higher grade specimens available.  PSA's population report for Carolina Brights cards only constitutes 184 total graded cards, but of those, just 27 have graded EX or better, with only 4 graded EX/MT and none higher.  That is a testament to the scarcity of the back, as well as the relative difficulty of obtaining high-grade prewar cards in general.  Besides the technical grade, this card looks fantastic, with a clean image and bright coloration.  The (accurate) technical grade is largely due to corner and edge wear.

A stellar example of a very difficult back variety, one of the higher-graded specimens available.

Population Data
PSA Population: 4 total graded, 1 at this level, 1 higher
SGC Population: 5 total graded, 0 at this level, 1 higher
1909-11 T206 Bill Clymer w/Rare Carolina Brights Back - PSA VG+ 3.51909-11 T206 Bill Clymer w/Rare Carolina Brights Back - PSA VG+ 3.5
1909-11 T206 Bill Clymer w/Rare Carolina Brights Back - PSA VG+ 3.5
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Minimum Bid: $200
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,003
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Sunday, April 7, 2013.
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