The 1888 Scrapps Tobacco were known to have originated somewhere differently than their fictional name, but the answer wasn’t clear until LOTG’s Al Crisafulli put on his Sherlock Holmes hat.
SCP Auctions has announced The Chesapeake Find of 1909-11 T206s, more than 3,500 cards in all, which includes the vaunted Honus Wagner, graded PSA 1(mk).
In the latest Hobby Odds and Ends column by George Vrechek, topics range from a famous T206 Wagner that is now in the Baseball Hall of Fame to ESPN’s Lester Munson, D.J. Moore and an old-fashioned show held in California.
For many the T206 set is the ultimate tobacco card set. But it’s very hard to get anywhere near completion and at a very high cost to boot. Welcome to the T218s – an affordable tobacco set with plenty of stars, attractive art and their own quirks.
The cards coming out of the woodwork of late is astounding. The latest are a pair of scrapbooks containing Old Judge, Gypsy Queen and non-sports cards dating back to the 1800s. The Cambridge Collection, as it is dubbed, will be sold through Goldin Auctions.
Cards made the way they used to be: Charles Mandel, creator of Helmar Brewery trading cards, has collectors in mind for his artwork, not the average fan. Collectors wouldn’t have it any other way.
From a T206 Eddie Plank PSA 5 and T206 Cy Young (Cleveland, Portrait) PSA 8 leading the prewar cards, it’s a big deal to consider the postwar offerings might hold even greater appeal to bidders at Greg Bussineau.
The “Opening Day” Auction is now live, courtesy of Love of the Game Auctions. The sale features a great single-owner prewar collection, beautiful, glossy T3s and signed memorabilia from Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg.
T206 Walter Johnson PSA 8, 1957 Topps Ted Williams PSA 9 among high-grade singles offered by Greg Bussineau. Plus a great set break of 1938’s Horrors of War.
ESPN’s Grantland takes a look at the baseball card hobby, specifically the most famous of the T206 Wagner cards, is a 15-minute video that features Keith Olbermann and PSA’s David Hall.