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

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.

Sherwood Robert “Sherry” Magee

Born: August 6, 1884 - Clarendon, PA
Died: March 13, 1929 - Philadelphia, PA
Batted: RH
Threw: RH
Position: OF
Career BA: .291

Teams:
Philadelphia Phillies NL (1904–1914)
Boston Braves NL (1915–1917)
Cincinnati Reds NL (1917–1919)

Considered one of the most underrated players of all time, Sherry Magee could do it all. Known for his great hitting and fielding abilities, he was the National League batting champ in 1910, with a .331 average, and had a total of five .300-plus seasons. He was also the National League RBI leader in four different seasons, and hit 15 home runs on two different occasions, a very difficult feat in that era. With 2,169 hits, 441 stolen bases, and graceful outfield play, he is now being considered for the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee. He toiled in the minors for several years after his MLB career ended, retiring in 1926. Sherry Magee passed away after contracting pneumonia at the age of 44.

– Tom and Ellen Zappala, The T206 Collection: The Players and Their Stories


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Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM-MT 8
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
2 NM 7
3 EX-MT 6
4 EX+ 5.5
5 EX 5
6 VG-EX+ 4.5
7 VG-EX 4 (12)

AUCTION PRICES REALIZED

Date Price Grade Lot # Auction House Auction/Seller Type Cert
01/01/2006 $19,720 4 9 Robert Edward Auctions 2006 Auction Auction 08187647
10/29/2005 $10,755 3 19461 Heritage Auctions 2005 October (HSC) Signature Auction Oct 29, 2005 Auction 12358733
01/01/2008 $19,975 3 243 Robert Edward Auctions 2008 Auction Auction 12220385
01/01/2011 $9,988 3 261 Robert Edward Auctions 2011 Auction Auction 09044578
03/28/2014 $12,440 3 7 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LIV Auction 09044578
01/01/2009 $5,581 1 189 Robert Edward Auctions 2009 Auction Auction 09126829
01/01/2012 $6,518 1 167 Robert Edward Auctions 2012 Auction Auction 31641780
07/19/2013 $8,550 1 57 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons L Auction 08144565
11/16/2013 $5,608 1 13 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LII Auction 11205092
10/27/2018 $6,600 1 338 Goldin Auctions October Legends Closing October 27,2018 Auction 30384084
01/01/2008 $7,050 Auth 231 Robert Edward Auctions 2008 Auction Auction 50056989