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A Tale of Two Christy Mathewsons

T206 Collection With Mathewson, McGraw, Bender, Tinkers, Evers, Chance and more!

  • December 16, 2016
  • Leighton Sheldon

Piedmont Tobacco Cigarette PackMany inquiries that we recieve are simple questions with people wanting to know if there's any value to cards that have been found in closets, left behind by relatives, or that have been recently purchased at flea markets. Invariably, we are asked about tobacco cards like T206's and it seems that most people think that because they're old, they must scarce or because they're old, they have to be valuable. Well, the good news is that they are valuable, but "valuable" is a relative

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For The Love of Art

  • December 31, 2014
  • Leighton Sheldon

Early 1900s Collection Highlighted By Rare Tobacco Cards We love these kinds of stories- the ones where you work really hard and it pays off in the end. Last week we got a call from a couple who had contacted us over the summer. For one reason or another, they needed to part ways with a collection of old baseball cards the husband had collected throughout his childhood. They came down for an appraisal back in June, but were not ready to sell. We spent a few hours with them looking through

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T206 Mordecai Brown (El Principe De Gales)

  • December 16, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

T206 Mordecai Brown Portrait Chicago PSA 4 El Principe De Gales Back It's almost a collecting genre unto itself.  Those who appreciate T206 cards often collect them based on the tobacco advertisements on the back. Piedmont and Sweet Caporal cigarette brands are the most common, but there are others that show up far less often.  One of those is El Principe De Gales, and this week in our online auctions, we’ve got one of only 4 PSA graded cards of

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We Spring Forward With T206 Cards

  • March 09, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

The T206 white bordered cards are considered by many collectors to be the stairway to heaven of baseball cards. The cards didn’t quite get to the level of popularity that stairway did on the radio because of their short printing run. Over time the value of the T206s have multiplied, just like the number of times that you skip over stairway when it comes up on shuffle. The T206 cards were only printed and released for three years (1909-1911) and there weren’t a set number of cards that were produced, thus making some player cards more valuable than others. Another reason

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