t206 Baseball cards

t206 Baseball cards

It’s one of the most widely-collected sets of any era. The legendary T206 Set. Produced in the early twentieth century, the T206 set includes the single most famous card in the hobby, one recognized even by non-collectors.

While a lot of cards are easily acquired, the release has some extremely scarce alternatives that are led by the nearly-mythical Honus Wagner card – 1909 t206 Honus Wagner.

T206 Backs

The best method of knowing which set a card is from is by looking at the back

Among T206 White Border Baseball cards, the back style brings just an advertisement, and there are sixteen different tobacco brand names that provided them.

Not all cards are found with all the backs, and there are even different variations among the various brands themselves that push the number of overall back designs to around 40 alternatives

Without question, the Ty Cobb back is the rarest and it was thought that less than 20 existed till a brand-new find called The Fortunate 7 discovered 7 more examples.


Sweet Caporal

Old Mill

Polar Bear


El Principe De Gales

American Beauty




Broad Leaf

Carolina Brights




Ty Cobb

T206 Checklist

In all, there are more than 2 thousand various front/back mixes in the T206 White Border Baseball set, which makes putting together a true master set to be a nearly difficult job without a substantial quantity of cash and a lot more pastime connections

For instance, Ty Cobb has 4 different images, and Hal Chase has five. Numerous players are revealed on two various teams due to trades and there are rather a few misspelled names. Southern League players are rather tougher to discover in T206 White Border Baseball because they were just printed in 1909 and 1910.

Noted are the Hall of Famers in the set

Ed Abbaticchio – Pittsburgh Pirates

Fred Abbott – Toledo Mud Hens

Bill Abstein – Pittsburgh Pirates

Doc Adkins – Baltimore Orioles

Whitey Alperman – Brooklyn Superbas

Red Ames – New York Giants

John Anderson – Providence Grays

Frank Arellanes – Boston Red Sox

Harry Armbruster – St. Paul Saints

Harry Arndt – Providence Grays

Jake Atz – Chicago White Sox

Home Run Baker – Philadelphia Athletics (HOF)

Neal Ball – New York Highlanders

Jap Barbeau – St. Louis Cardinals

Cy Barger – Rochester Broncos

Jack Barry – Philadelphia Athletics

Shad Barry – Milwaukee Brewers

Jack Bastian – San Antonio Bronchos

Emil Batch – Rochester Broncos

Johnny Bates – Boston Rustlers

Harry Bay – Nashville Volunteers

Ginger Beaumont – Boston Rustlers

Fred Beck – Boston Rustlers

Beals Becker – Boston Rustlers

Jake Beckley – Kansas City Blues (HOF)

George Bell – Brooklyn Superbas

Chief Bender – Philadelphia Athletics (HOF)

Bill Bergen – Brooklyn Superbas

Heinie Berger – Cleveland Naps

Bill Bernhard – Nashville Volunteers

Bob Bescher – Cincinnati Reds

Joe Birmingham – Cleveland Naps

Lena Blackburne – Providence Grays

Jack Bliss – St. Louis Cardinals

Frank Bowerman – Boston Rustlers

Bill Bradley – Cleveland Naps

Dave Brain – Buffalo Bisons

Kitty Bransfield – Philadelphia Phillies

Roy Brashear – Kansas City Blues

Ted Breitenstein – New Orleans Pelicans

Roger Bresnahan – St. Louis Cardinals (HOF)

Al Bridwell – New York Giants

George Browne – Chicago Cubs

Mordecai Brown – Chicago Cubs (HOF)

Al Burch – Brooklyn Superbas

Fred Burchell – Buffalo Bisons

Jimmy Burke – Indianapolis Indians

Bill Burns – Chicago White Sox

Donie Bush – Detroit Tigers

John Butler – Rochester Broncos

Bobby Byrne – St. Louis Cardinals

Howie Camnitz – Pittsburgh Pirates

Billy Campbell – Cincinnati Reds

Scoops Carey – Memphis Turtles

Charley Carr – Indianapolis Indians

Bill Carrigan – Boston Red Sox

Doc Casey – Montreal Royals

Peter Cassidy – Baltimore Orioles

Frank Chance – Chicago Cubs (HOF)

Bill Chappelle – Rochester Broncos

Chappie Charles – St. Louis Cardinals

Hal Chase – New York Highlanders

Jack Chesbro – New York Highlanders (HOF)

Eddie Cicotte – Boston Red Sox

Bill Clancy – Buffalo Bisons

Josh Clarke – Columbus Senators

Fred Clarke – Pittsburgh Pirates (HOF)

  1. J. Clarke – Cleveland Naps

Bill Clymer – Columbus Senators

Ty Cobb – Detroit Tigers (HOF)

Cad Coles – Augusta Tourists

Eddie Collins – Philadelphia Athletics (HOF)

Jimmy Collins – Minneapolis Millers (HOF)

Bunk Congalton – Columbus Senators

Wid Conroy – Washington Senators

Harry Coveleski – Philadelphia Phillies

Doc Crandall – New York Giants

Bill Cranston – Memphis Turtles

Gavvy Cravath – Minneapolis Millers

Sam Crawford – Detroit Tigers (HOF)

Birdie Cree – New York Highlanders

Lou Criger – St. Louis Browns

Dode Criss – St. Louis Browns

Monte Cross – Indianapolis Indians

Bill Dahlen – Boston Doves

Paul Davidson – Indianapolis Indians

George Davis – Chicago White Sox (HOF)

Harry Davis – Philadelphia Athletics

Frank Delehanty – Louisville Colonels

Jim Delehanty – Washington Senators

Ray Demmitt – New York Highlanders

Rube Dessau – Baltimore Orioles

Art Devlin – New York Giants

Josh Devore – New York Giants

Bill Dinneen – St. Louis Browns

Mike Donlin – New York Giants

Jiggs Donahue – Chicago White Sox

Wild Bill Donovan – Detroit Tigers

Red Dooin – Philadelphia Phillies

Mickey Doolan – Philadelphia Phillies

Gus Dorner – Kansas City Blues

Patsy Dougherty – Chicago White Sox

Tom Downey – Cincinnati Reds

Jerry Downs – Minneapolis Millers

Joe Doyle – New York Highlanders

Larry Doyle – New York Giants

Jean Dubuc – Cincinnati Reds

Hugh Duffy – Chicago White Sox (HOF)

Jack Dunn – Baltimore Orioles

Joe Dunn – Brooklyn Superbas

Bull Durham – New York Giants

Jimmy Dygert – Philadelphia Athletics

Ted Easterly – Cleveland Naps

Dick Egan – Cincinnati Reds

Kid Elberfeld – New York Highlanders

Roy Ellam – Nashville Volunteers

Clyde Engle – New York Highlanders

Steve Evans – St. Louis Cardinals

Johnny Evers – Chicago Cubs (HOF)

Bob Ewing – Cincinnati Reds

George Ferguson – Boston Rustlers

Hobe Ferris – St. Louis Browns

Lou Fiene – Chicago White Sox

Steamer Flanagan – Buffalo Bisons

Art Fletcher – New York Giants

Elmer Flick – Cleveland Naps (HOF)

Russ Ford – New York Highlanders

Ed Foster – Charleston Seagulls

Jerry Freeman – Toledo Mud Hens

John Frill – New York Highlanders

Charlie Fritz – New Orleans Pelicans

Art Fromme – Cincinnati Reds

Chick Gandil – Chicago White Sox

Bob Ganley – Washington Senators

John Ganzel – Rochester Broncos

Harry Gaspar – Cincinnati Reds

Rube Geyer – St. Louis Cardinals

George Gibson – Pittsburgh Pirates

Billy Gilbert – St. Louis Cardinals

Wilbur Good – Cleveland Naps

Bill Graham – St. Louis Browns

Peaches Graham – Boston Rustlers

Dolly Gray – Washington Senators

Ed Greminger – Montgomery Climbers

Clark Griffith – Cincinnati Reds (HOF)

Moose Grimshaw – Toronto Maple Leafs

Bob Groom – Washington Senators

Tom Guiheen – Portsmouth Truckers

Ed Hahn – Chicago White Sox

Bob Hall – Baltimore Orioles

Bill Hallman – Kansas City Blues

Jack Hannifin – Jersey City Skeeters

Bill Hart – Little Rock Travelers

Jimmy Hart – Montgomery Climbers

Topsy Hartsel – Philadelphia Athletics

Jack Hayden – Indianapolis Indians

  1. Ross Helm – Columbus Senators

Charlie Hemphill – New York Highlanders

Buck Herzog – Boston Rustlers

Gordon Hickman – Mobile Sea Gulls

Bill Hinchman – Cleveland Naps

Harry Hinchman – Toledo Mud Hens

Dick Hoblitzell – Cincinnati Reds

Danny Hoffman – St. Louis Browns

Izzy Hoffman – Providence Grays

Solly Hofman – Chicago Cubs

Buck Hooker – Lynchburg Shoemakers

Del Howard – Chicago Cubs

Ernie Howard – Savannah Indians

Harry Howell – St. Louis Browns

Miller Huggins – Cincinnati Reds (HOF)

Rudy Hulswitt – St. Louis Cardinals

John Hummel – Brooklyn Superbas

George Hunter – Brooklyn Superbas

Frank Isbell – Chicago White Sox

Fred Jacklitsch – Philadelphia Phillies

Jimmy Jackson – Baltimore Orioles

Hughie Jennings – Detroit Tigers (HOF)

Walter Johnson – Washington Senators (HOF)

Fielder Jones – Chicago White Sox

Davy Jones – Detroit Tigers

Tom Jones – St. Louis Browns

Dutch Jordan – Atlanta Crackers

Tim Jordan – Brooklyn Superbas

Addie Joss – Cleveland Naps (HOF)

Ed Karger – Cincinnati Reds

Willie Keeler – New York Highlanders (HOF)

Joe Kelley – Toronto Maple Leafs (HOF)

J.F. Kiernan – Columbia Gamecocks

Ed Killian – Detroit Tigers

Frank King – Danville Red Sox

Rube Kisinger – Buffalo Bisons

Red Kleinow – Boston Red Sox

Johnny Kling – Chicago Cubs

Otto Knabe – Philadelphia Phillies

John Knight – New York Highlanders

Ed Konetchy – St. Louis Cardinals

Harry Krause – Philadelphia Athletics

Rube Kroh – Chicago Cubs

Otto Krueger – Columbus Senators

James Lafitte – Macon Peaches

Nap Lajoie – Cleveland Naps (HOF)

Joe Lake – New York Highlanders

Frank LaPorte – New York Highlanders

Arlie Latham – New York Giants

Bill Lattimore – Toledo Mud Hens

Jimmy Lavender – Providence Grays

Tommy Leach – Pittsburgh Pirates

Lefty Leifield – Pittsburgh Pirates

Ed Lennox – Brooklyn Superbas

Harry Sentz – Little Rock Travelers

Glenn Liebhardt – Cleveland Naps

Vive Lindaman – Boston Rustlers

Perry Lipe – Richmond Colts

Paddy Livingston – Philadelphia Athletics

Hans Lobert – Cincinnati Reds

Harry Lord – Boston Red Sox

Harry Lumley – Brooklyn Superbas

Carl Lundgren – Chicago Cubs

Nick Maddox – Pittsburgh Pirates

Sherry Magee – Philadelphia Phillies

Sherry Magee – Philadelphia Phillies

Bill Malarkey – Buffalo Bisons

Billy Maloney – Rochester Broncos

George Manion – Columbia Gamecocks

Rube Manning – New York Highlanders

Rube Marquard – New York Giants (HOF)

Doc Marshall – Brooklyn Superbas

Christy Mathewson – New York Giants (HOF)

Al Mattern – Boston Rustlers

John McAleese – St. Louis Browns

George McBride – Washington Senators

Pat McCauley – Portsmouth Truckers

Moose McCormick – New York Giants

Pryor McElveen – Brooklyn Superbas

Dan McGann – Milwaukee Brewers

Jim McGinley – Toronto Maple Leafs

Joe McGinnity – Newark Indians (HOF)

Stoney McGlynn – Milwaukee Brewers

John McGraw – New York Giants (HOF)

Harry McIntyre – Brooklyn Superbas

Matty McIntyre – Detroit Tigers

Larry McLean – Cincinnati Reds

George McQuillan – Philadelphia Phillies

Fred Merkle – New York Giants

George Merritt – Jersey City Skeeters

Chief Meyers – New York Giants

Clyde Milan – Washington Senators

Dots Miller – Pittsburgh Pirates

Molly Miller – Dallas Giants

Bill Milligan – Jersey City Skeeters

Fred Mitchell – Toronto Maple Leafs

Mike Mitchell – Cincinnati Reds

Dan Moeller – Jersey City Skeeters

Carlton Molesworth – Birmingham Barons

Herbie Moran – Providence Grays

Pat Moran – Chicago Cubs

George Moriarty – Detroit Tigers

Mike Mowrey – Cincinnati Reds

Dom Mullaney – Jacksonville Jays

George Mullin – Detroit Tigers

Danny Murphy – Philadelphia Athletics

Red Murray – New York Giants

Billy Nattress – Buffalo Bisons

Tom Needham – Chicago Cubs

Simon Nicholls – Philadelphia Athletics

Harry Niles – Boston Red Sox

Rebel Oakes – Cincinnati Reds

Frank Oberlin – Minneapolis Millers

Peter O’Brien – St. Paul Saints

Bill O’Hara – New York Giants

Rube Oldring – Philadelphia Athletics

Charley O’Leary – Detroit Tigers

William O’Neal – Minneapolis Millers

Al Orth – Lynchburg Shoemakers

William Otey – Norfolk Tars

Orval Overall – Chicago Cubs

Frank Owen – Chicago White Sox

Pat Paige – Charleston Seagulls

Freddy Parent – Chicago White Sox

Dode Paskert – Cincinnati Reds

Jim Pastorius – Brooklyn Superbas

Harry Pattee – Brooklyn Superbas

Fred Payne – Chicago White Sox

Barney Pelty – St. Louis Browns

Hub Perdue – Nashville Volunteers

George Perring – Cleveland Naps

Arch Persons – Montgomery Climbers

Francis Pfeffer – Chicago Cubs

Jake Pfiester – Chicago Cubs

Jimmy Phelan – Providence Grays

Ed Phelps – St. Louis Cardinals

Deacon Phillippe – Pittsburgh Pirates

Ollie Pickering – Minneapolis Millers

Eddie Plank – Philadelphia Athletics (HOF)

Phil Poland – Baltimore Orioles

Jack Powell – St. Louis Browns

Mike Powers – Philadelphia Athletics

Billy Purtell – Chicago White Sox

Ambrose Puttmann – Louisville Colonels

Lee Quillen – Minneapolis Millers

Jack Quinn – New York Highlanders

Newt Randall – Milwaukee Brewers

Bugs Raymond – New York Giants

Ed Reagan – New Orleans Pelicans

Ed Reulbach – Chicago Cubs

Dutch Revelle – Richmond Colts

Bob Rhoads – Cleveland Naps

Charlie Rhodes – St. Louis Cardinals

Claude Ritchey – Boston Doves

Lew Ritter – Kansas City Blues

Ike Rockenfield – Montgomery Climbers

Claude Rossman – Detroit Tigers

Nap Rucker – Brooklyn Superbas

Dick Rudolph – Toronto Maple Leafs

Ray Ryan – Roanoke Tigers

Germany Schaefer – Detroit Tigers

George Schirm – Buffalo Bisons

Larry Schlafly – Newark Indians

Admiral Schlei – New York Giants

Boss Schmidt – Detroit Tigers

Ossee Schreckengost – Columbus Senators

Frank Schulte – Chicago Cubs

Jim Scott – Chicago White Sox

Charles Seitz – Norfolk Tars

Cy Seymour – New York Giants

Spike Shannon – Kansas City Blues

Bud Sharpe – Newark Indians

Shag Shaughnessy – Roanoke Tigers

Al Shaw – St. Louis Cardinals

Hunky Shaw – Providence Grays

Jimmy Sheckard – Chicago Cubs

Bill Shipke – Washington Senators

Jimmy Slagle – Baltimore Orioles

Carlos Smith – Shreveport Pirates

Frank Smith – Chicago White Sox

Happy Smith – Brooklyn Superbas

Heinie Smith – Buffalo Bisons

Sid Smith – Atlanta Crackers

Fred Snodgrass – New York Giants

Bob Spade – Cincinnati Reds

Tris Speaker – Boston Red Sox (HOF)

Tubby Spencer – Boston Red Sox

Jake Stahl – Boston Red Sox

Oscar Stanage – Detroit Tigers

Dolly Stark – San Antonio Bronchos

Charlie Starr – Boston Rustlers

Harry Steinfeldt – Chicago Cubs

Jim Stephens – St. Louis Browns

George Stone – St. Louis Browns

George Stovall – Cleveland Naps

Sam Strang – Baltimore Orioles

Gabby Street – Washington Nationals

Billy Sullivan – Chicago White Sox

Ed Summers – Detroit Tigers

Bill Sweeney – Boston Rustlers

Jeff Sweeney – New York Highlanders

Jesse Tannehill – Washington Senators

Lee Tannehill – Chicago White Sox

Wiley Taylor – Buffalo Bisons

Fred Tenney – New York Giants

Tony Thebo – Waco Navigators

Jake Thielman – Louisville Colonels

Ira Thomas – Philadelphia Athletics

Woodie Thornton – Mobile Sea Gulls

Joe Tinker – Chicago Cubs (HOF)

John Titus – Philadelphia Phillies

Terry Turner – Cleveland Naps

Bob Unglaub – Washington Senators

Juan Viola – Jacksonville Jays

Rube Waddell – St. Louis Browns (HOF)

Heinie Wagner – Boston Red Sox

Honus Wagner – Pittsburgh Pirates (HOF)

Bobby Wallace – St. Louis Browns (HOF)

Ed Walsh – Chicago White Sox (HOF)

Jack Warhop – New York Highlanders

Jake Weimer – New York Giants

James Westlake – Danville Red Sox

Zack Wheat – Brooklyn Superbas (HOF)

Doc White – Chicago White Sox

Foley White – Houston Buffaloes

Jack White – Buffalo Bisons

Kaiser Wilhelm – Brooklyn Superbas

Ed Willett – Detroit Tigers

Jimmy Williams – St. Louis Browns

Vic Willis – Pittsburgh Pirates (HOF)

Chief Wilson – Pittsburgh Pirates

Hooks Wiltse – New York Giants

Lucky Wright – Toledo Mud Hens

Cy Young – Cleveland Naps (HOF)

Irv Young – Minneapolis Millers

Heinie Zimmerman – Chicago Cubs

Four Hardest Cards to Find “Big 4”

These four cards often hamper individuals from completing the T206 set. They are nicknamed the Big 4

Honus Wagner

One of the most expensive cards of all time. Honus Wagner is a scarce card from a high-end Hall of Famer. Throughout his career with the pirates, he got over 130 war, 3428 hits, and a .328 batting average.

Every time this card goes up for auction, it sets record prices.

Eddie Plank

Plank was a 300 game-winner who played for the Philadelphia Athletics for the majority of his career. Besides having hit the 300 win milestone & being a Hall of Famer, his card is expensive due to the scarcity of it. There are considered to be less than 100 of these cards left. The rumor is the printing plate broke during production.

Sherry Magie

Sherry Magee was a decent star in the T206 set. He had a career war around 60 and 2000+ hits. Out of 3 of his cards, the rarest one is the Sherry Magie short print. The design on this card is a Portrait Shot, however, his last name is spelled incorrectly. It’s listed as MAGIE instead of MAGEE. Due to the error, the card was pulled from the print run early. It’s estimated to have under 200 copies in existence.

Joe Doyle (N.Y. NAT’L)

While Doyle had a brief MLB career, his T206 error card is extremely valuable. This error card had him listed as an NL team instead of an AL team. The tobacco company accidentally mistook him for Laughing Larry Doyle of the NL Giants. There are rumored to be less than 10 copies in the world.

How to spot a fake t206

The best way to spot a fake is to look at the dot pattern. Legitimate cards have irregular dot patterns. There needs to be a mixture of sizing and colors of the dots. If it’s uniform and normal, it’s fake.

The next thing to look for is the feel of the card. If it’s glossy or a newer stock, chances are it’s fake.

The last way to look is to see the text at the bottom. The color should be dark brown, not solid black.

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