1911 T205 Gold Borders T205 Gold Border Baseball Complete Set - Built to Order
|Manufacturer||T205 Gold Borders|
VG - 3
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These sets are built to order, and will be constructed to the collector’s precise specifications. We can build most of these sets from inventory, but we may be required to go out and purchase a few cards. That said, the time to build, the condition, and the price may vary. For more information, please Contact Us.
The T205 cards were released in 1911 into eleven different brands of cigarettes. The T205 set includes 218 cards that measure 1-7/16” by 2-5/8”. T205 cards are easily identified by the distinctive gold borders, which also tend to chip easily.
Like the T206, this set was released by the American Tobacco Company. It featured players from the National League, American League, and minor league. The cards also have the first ever facsimile autograph that is overlaid on the players’ pictures. The idea of including a facsimile autograph would be repeated again and again by Topps and several other companies.
The T205 includes many expensive variations and star cards. Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, and Cy Young all have cards in the T205 set. However, one of the most expensive cards in the set is the Dick Hoblitzell "no stats" variation. The statistics were usually printed between the short biographical paragraph and the cigarette advertisement. Several other cards were printed without the statistics but Hoblitzell’s is the most expensive. Hoblitzell was the 21-year-old first baseman for the Reds.
The cards in this set will vary in grade from Fair up to Excellent, but most of the cards will grade Very Good. There will be a mixture of graded cards as well as raw cards, and we can accommodate requests to build the set with or without certain high dollar cards. We have around 25% of the cards we need to complete this set, in-stock, but we will have to go out and purchase the others. That said, depending on the grade and the availability of the missing cards, the time to complete this set could range anywhere from several months to 1 year+.