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


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Mordecai Brown-Portrait

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Mordecai Brown-CHICAGO Shirt

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Mordecai Brown-CUBS Shirt

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George Browne

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Frank Chance-Red Portrait

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Frank Chance-Yellow Portrait

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Frank Chance-Batting

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Johnny Evers-Portrait

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Johnny Evers-Batting with Yellow Background

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Johnny Evers-Batting with Blue Background

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Solly Hofman

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Del Howard

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Johnny Kling

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Rube Kroh

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Carl Lundren

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Pat Moran

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Thomas Needham

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Orval Overall-Portrait

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Orval Overall-Hands at face level


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Orval Overall-Hands at waist level

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Jeff Pfeffer

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John Pfiester-Portrait

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John Pfiester-Pitching

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Ed Reulbach-Portrait

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Ed Reulbach-Pitching

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Frank Schulte-Batting back

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Frank Schulte-Batting front

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James Sheckard-Portrait

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James Sheckard-Throwing

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Harry Steinfeldt-Portrait

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Harry Steinfeldt-Batting

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Joe Tinker-Portrait

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Joe Tinker-Hands on knee

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Joe Tinker-Bat off Sholulder

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Joe Tinker-Bat on Shoulder

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Heinie Zimmerman

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