1909-11 T206 Baseball Cards
The T206 set is often considered to be the most famous Pre-War set in existence, mainly because of the Honus Wagner card in this set. The cards measure 1 7⁄16 by 2 5⁄8 inches (3.7 cm × 6.7 cm) which is considered by many collectors to be the standard tobacco card size.
The T206 baseball card set consists of 524 cards. Over 100 of the cards picture minor league players. There are also multiple cards for the same player in different poses, different uniforms, or even with different teams after being traded (since the set was issued over a period of three years). The most common cards in the set have backs for Piedmont and Sweet Caporal tobacco brands. Other backs that we group into the common back category are: Cycle, Old Mill, Polar Bear and Sovereign backs.
Some of the key hall-of-famers included in this issue are the: T206 Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Eddie Plank and Cy Young.
By Dean Hanley
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