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THERE’S YET ANOTHER WRINGLE IN COLLECTING T206 CARDS

THE T206 SET OF CARDS SEEMS TO REINVENT ITSELF EVERY FEW YEARS. A SET THAT HAS NOW REACHED THE AGE OF 110 YEARS OLD REMAINS ONE OF THE MOST COLLECTED VINTAGE CARDS SETS IN THE HOBBY.

Collecting of T206s has evolved from simply compiling a checklist of known cards and then assembling a collection of each known card front. In the early days, collectors did not pay much attention to particular backs, errors and variations.

The excitement was in the chase of the checklist.

As time marched on, collectors began looking at the T206 set with different eyes. The complex world of the different backs became the next collecting craze. Error cards, variations and even printers scrap became new crazes in collecting the Monster set.

In today’s hobby, the T206 continues to captivate collectors and offers many different facets of collecting opportunities.

But in the beginning, T206 cards were marketed to men who smoked and became toys for young boys. There are contemporary stories telling how young boys would camp out in front of stores and beg men for their baseball picture cards. Th us, the original card craze began in 1909!

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