Wednesday, July 29, 2009

1909-11 T206 Chicago Cubs

These cards are unnumbered and measure 1-7/16 x 2-5/8 . The T206 is the largest and most popular MLB set of it's time with 525 different card fronts which 36 are cubbies. These cards have color lithograph images of players with a white border. The players name and team are printed along the bottom margin in brown ink. There are sixteen different American Tobacco Co. brands used in ads on the backs of these cards with Piedmont and Sweet Caporal are the most common.

American Beauty - more thinly cut than other brands due to the narrower size of the cigarette packs
Broadleaf
Carolina Brights
Cycle
Drum
El Principe De Gales
Hindu - Found in both brown ink and red ink (rare)
Lenox - Found in both brown ink and black ink
Old Mill
Piedmont
Polar Bear - Only brand that is not cigarettes; Polar Bear was loose tobacco, also known as scrap tobacco
Sovereign
Sweet Caporal
Tolstoi
Ty Cobb
Uzit
How To Spot Counterfeit T206 Baseball Cards

The way you can tell the difference between a fake T206 card and a real one is as follows:

1) Fake T206 card have the same size team and player names on them. Real T206 cards have the players name as larger print then the team name printed on the card.

You should bye authenticated cards from the following: BVG, PSA, GAI or SGC

Player
Mordecai Brown Portrait
Mordecai Brown CUBS Shirt
Mordecai Brown CHICAGO Shirt
George Browne
Frank Chance Batting
Frank Chance Red Portrait
Frank Chance Yellow Portrait
Johnny Evers Batting with Yellow Background
Johnny Evers Portrait
Johnny Evers Batting with Blue Background
Solly Hofman
Del Howard
Johnny Kling
Rube Kroh
Carl Lundren
Pat Moran
Thomas Needham
Orval Overall Portrait
Orval Overall Hands at waist level
Orval Overall Hands at face level
Jeff Pfeffer
John Pfiester Portrait
John Pfiester Pitching
Ed Reulbach Portrait
Ed Reulbach Pitching
Frank Schulte Batting back
Frank Schulte Batting front
James Sheckard Throwing
James Sheckard Portrait
Harry Steinfeldt Portrait
Harry Steinfeldt Batting
Joe Tinker Portrait
Joe Tinker Bat off Sholulder
Joe Tinker Hands on knee
Joe Tinker Bat on Shoulder
Heinie Zimmerman


Mordecai Brown-Portrait


Mordecai Brown-CHICAGO Shirt


Mordecai Brown-CUBS Shirt


George Browne


Frank Chance-Red Portrait


Frank Chance-Yellow Portrait


Frank Chance-Batting


Johnny Evers-Portrait


Johnny Evers-Batting with Yellow Background


Johnny Evers-Batting with Blue Background


Solly Hofman


Del Howard


Johnny Kling


Rube Kroh


Carl Lundren


Pat Moran


Thomas Needham


Orval Overall-Portrait


Orval Overall-Hands at face level



Orval Overall-Hands at waist level


Francis Pfeffer


Jack Pfiester-Portrait


Jack Pfiester-Pitching


Ed Reulbach-Portrait


Ed Reulbach-Pitching


Frank Schulte-Batting back


Frank Schulte-Batting front


James Sheckard-Portrait


James Sheckard-Throwing


Harry Steinfeldt-Portrait


Harry Steinfeldt-Batting


Joe Tinker-Portrait


Joe Tinker-Hands on knee


Joe Tinker-Bat off Sholulder


Joe Tinker-Bat on Shoulder


Heinie Zimmerman

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Monday, July 27, 2009

1911 T205 Chicago Cubs

These cards are unnumbered and measure 1-7/16 x 2-5/8 (inches). cards feature a player image surrounded by gold borders.

The backs contain brief player data plus a cigarette brand ad. Some of the same brands of cigarettes like Piedmont and Sweet Corporal are the most common. Brands like Drum and Hinu are the rarest. Other brands include, Polar Bear, American Beauty, Broadleaf, Cycle and Sovereign.

Chicago Cubs Checklist

Player
Archer, Jimmy
Brown, Mordecai
Chance, Frank
Evers, Johnny
Foxen, Bill
Graham, Peaches
Kling, Johnny
Kroh, Rube
McIntyre, Harry
Needham, Tom
Overall, Orval
Pfeister, John
Reulbach, Ed
Richie, Lewis
Schulte, Wildfire
Shean, David
Sheckard, James
Steinfeldt, Harry
Tinker, Joe