1911 T205 Baseball Cards
The 1911 T205 Baseball Card Set consists of 222 possible cards of 199 players, all featuring very distinctive gold borders. 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 with ads on the backs of the T205 cards, including: American Beauty, Broad Leaf, Cycle, Drum, Hassan, Hindu, Honest, Piedmont, Polar Bear, Sovereign, and Sweet Caporal. All T205 backs are considered common except for the Broad Leaf, 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 the T205 baseball card set include the: Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, Walter Johnson, Addie Joss, Bobby Wallace and Cy Young.
By Dean Hanley