1911 T205 Gold Border Baseball Cards
The 1911 T205 Gold Border baseball card set consists of 218 cards featuring the distinctive gold border. The T205 baseball cards measure 1 1/2" x 2 5/8" and were issued with packs of cigarettes.
The cigarette brand is printed below the biographical information on the back. There are a number of various companies that will appear here including: T205 American Beauty, Broad Leaf, Cycle, Drum, Hassan, Hindu, Honest, Piedmont, Polar Bear, Sovereign, and Sweet Caporal. All backs are considered common except for the Broadleaf, Drum and Hindu backs (which are fairly scarce and command a premium).
There are 12 minor league cards in the 1911 T205 baseball card set that are distinguishable by their ornate design. Also, the borders on the front of the cards differ whether the player depicted is from a National League or American League team.
Key Hall-of-Famers for this issue include the: T205 Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, Walter Johnson, Addie Joss, Bobby Wallace and Cy Young.
By Dean Hanley