1909-1911 T206 White Border

Sherry Magie (Magee)

1909-1911 T206 White Border  Sherry Magie (Magee)
Profile

Sherwood Robert “Sherry” Magee (1884-1929) was an expert base stealer, stealing 441 bases including home 23 times in his career. In 1906, Magee stole second, third and home against the St. Louis Cardinals. Magee played 16 seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies (1904-1914) the Boston Braves (1915- 1917) and the Cincinnati Reds (1917-1919). In 1910, Sherry led the National League in runs (110), batting average (.331) and RBI (123) falling six hits (172) shy of winning the Triple Crown. He also led the league in RBI in 1907, 1914 and 1918. Magee was a member of the 1919 Cincinnati Red World Series championship team, batting .550 as a pinch-hitter in postseason play. Sherry Magee retired with a career .291 batting average adding 2,169 hits, 1,112 runs, 425 doubles, 441 stolen bases and 1,176 RBI. After his playing career ended in 1926, playing in the minor leagues, Magee umpired in the minor league system for two seasons (1927-1928), but died of pneumonia before the start of the 1929 season.

PR 1 Good 2 VG 3 VG-EX 4 EX 5 EX-MT 6 NM 7 NM-MT 8 MT 9
$6,500 $10,500 $15,000 $22,500 $37,500 $50,000 $67,500 $90,000
PSA Population Report Click link to see a complete population breakdown by tobacco brand/back
Auth 1Q 1 1.5Q 1.5 2Q 2 2.5 3Q 3 3.5 4Q 4 4.5 5Q 5 5.5 6Q 6 6.5 7Q 7 7.5 8Q 8 8.5 9Q 9 10 Total
5 2 32 0 4 1 11 5 0 25 3 0 12 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 107
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8
2 NM 7
3 EX 5
4 VG-EX 4
4 VG-EX 4
4 VG-EX 4
4 VG-EX 4
8 VG 3 (28)
Public Auctions
Grade Price Date Firm Sale Lot #
PR 1 $5,608 Nov-2013 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LII 13
PR 1 (0) $8,550 Jul-2013 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons L 57
PR 1 $5,629 Jan-2013 Robert Edward Auctions 2013 Auction 191
GOOD+ 2.5 $7,848 Jul-2012 Memory Lane, Inc. Historical Rarities 21
FR 1.5 $6,518 Jan-2012 Robert Edward Auctions 2012 Auction 172
GOOD+ 2.5 $17,775 Jan-2012 Robert Edward Auctions 2012 Auction 726
PR 1 $6,518 Jan-2012 Robert Edward Auctions 2012 Auction 167
VG 3 $14,340 Apr-2011 Heritage Auctions 2011 April Dallas Signature Sports Collectibles Auction 80015
Ungraded 0 $4,406 Jan-2011 Robert Edward Auctions 2011 Auction 244
VG 3 $9,988 Jan-2011 Robert Edward Auctions 2011 Auction 261
VG 3 $17,625 Jan-2011 Robert Edward Auctions 2011 Auction 225
VG 3 (0) $15,275 Jan-2010 Robert Edward Auctions 2010 Auction 255
PR 1 (0) $4,700 Jan-2009 Robert Edward Auctions 2009 Auction 230
PR 1 (0) $5,581 Jan-2009 Robert Edward Auctions 2009 Auction 189
VG 3 (0) $16,450 Jan-2009 Robert Edward Auctions 2009 Auction 8
PR 1 $5,180 Aug-2008 Memory Lane, Inc. Hot Summer Classic Rarities 29
PR 1 $7,638 Jan-2008 Robert Edward Auctions 2008 Auction 264
Ungraded 0 $7,050 Jan-2008 Robert Edward Auctions 2008 Auction 231
VG 3 $19,975 Jan-2008 Robert Edward Auctions 2008 Auction 243
PR 1 $7,540 Jan-2006 Robert Edward Auctions 2006 Auction 169
VG-EX 4 $19,720 Jan-2006 Robert Edward Auctions 2006 Auction 9

From The Experts

This is one of the three big rarities in the T206 baseball set along with the Honus Wagner and Eddie Plank cards. It is also, perhaps, the most famous error card in the entire hobby. Sherry Magee was an excellent major leaguer, finishing his 16-year career with a .291 batting average and 1,176 RBI during the Dead Ball Era. In fact, he led the NL in RBI on four separate occasions and finished among the league leaders in home runs several times, but his solid performance is not what makes this card so desirable. Magee’s name was initially spelled incorrectly as “Magie” and then quickly corrected, with the corrected version printed in much higher abundance than the coveted error. Although it is subject to debate, most hobbyists feel this card is a must if you want to truly complete the T206 set.