Number in Set: 514
Size: 1 7/16" x 2 5/8"
Different Backs: 16
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For many collectors, vintage and otherwise, there is 1909-11 T206 White Border set, and there are all other sets. The set is one of only a handful that is recognizable to those outside the "hobby", as it contains the most valuable of all cards: the legendary Honus Wagner, of which the finest example known last traded hands at over $1.2 million. Several things draw collectors to T206. First and foremost, it can be a challenge to both the novice and the experienced collector alike. Whether collecting "fronts", "backs", Hall-of-Famers, team sets or otherwise, the possibilities are virtually endless.

Produced by the American Tobacco Trust over a three year period, T206 lives up to it's name "The Monster". Most hobbyists assume a T206 set to be "complete" at just over 520 cards. This excludes the "Big Four", those being Wagner, Magie (Magee error), Plank, and Doyle (N.Y. Nat'l). Among these cards are 389 Major Leaguers and 134 Minor Leaguers. Taking into account the possibilities of over 520 different player poses on the fronts, and 16 different advertisement backs, there are thousands of permutations of cards to complete a "set".

T206.org Everything you need to know about T206!
Ebay Searches Individual Ebay searches for each player!
The Monster The classic T206 reference by Bill Heitman. Buy it from Sports Cards Plus
The Encyclopedia of Baseball Cards Lew Lipset's reference guide. A necessity for any pre-war card collector. Search for it on eBay
T206 Museum Articles relevant to the White Border set
"Inside T206..." Scot Reader's on-line book, "Inside T206: A Collector's Guide to the Classic Baseball Card Set." The current (third) edition of the 70-page study in Adobe PDF format can be downloaded free of charge at Old Cardboard.
Ultra Rarities - Plank PSA Article on the elusive Eddie Plank
CardPricer.com Advanced card pricing and research site
T206.com The Tobacco Card Company
T206.net The T206 Price Estimator
Wikipedia - T206 The free encyclopedia's guide to T206
A Look at T206 The Challenge of a Lifetime: A Look at the T206 Tobacco Card Set
How to Value Article explaining how to identify and value an unknown card
 
 

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