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DRAB BEAUTY

EVEN WITH MISSING LEGENDS, MUDDY IMAGES AND LACK OF COLOR, T207 CARDS HAVE NO SHORTAGE OF BUYERS AND COLLECTORS

The T207 Set is Full of Challenges, Mysteries, and Intrigue

Printed in 1912, the T207 set has a reputation that often seems more infamous than famous.

Experienced vintage collectors know of the set but some find it undesirable, quirky, and flat out unworthy of serious consideration. With its dark appearance, low-key checklist, and, at times, shoddy artwork, the release has gained its fair share of detractors over the years. More collectors flocked to the set in the past due to its rarity. However, even that isn’t enough to reel in many newbies these days. There are, and always will be, a pocket of collectors that shuns the set as if it were a disease to run from.

I fully admit that I was one that didn’t previously understand the set’s appeal and I wasn’t alone. Many collectors feel that way and instead have been drawn to the more aesthetically-pleasing T205 and T206 sets. Some 200 standard cards are featured in the T207 release, though a few variations technically push the set slightly beyond that number. It’s believed to have been created by the American Tobacco Company, though, there are those that have questioned even that over the years.

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