View Full Version : What's Your Favorite T206?

08-12-2009, 10:12 PM
After reading the What Was Your First Pre-war Card thread, I noticed that most collectors first card was a T206. So what is your favorite T206 card. I'm a pretty young collector and my dad and I collect mainly the Black Sox, so i don't really have any experience with T206's. The only T206 that I have ever held was at the 2008 National. I went to the Mastro Live Auction, and after the auction I was allowed to hold the PSA 5 (MC) Wagner that had just sold for $1.6 mill. That is one of my greatest collecting memories so far and hopefully one of many more to come, plus my dad and I had a great time. So my favorite T206 card is the PSA 5 (MC) Wagner. Whats yours?


08-12-2009, 10:13 PM
Favorite card is Bradley Portrait

08-12-2009, 10:16 PM
Johnson Porttrait

08-12-2009, 10:50 PM
Tough one but I would say Cobb bat off.

08-12-2009, 10:59 PM
Tie between Titus & Magee for me.

08-12-2009, 11:00 PM
I just recently did a trade on the BST for this Cobb and received it a few days ago in the mail. I was blown away at the card and now it is my "favorite" T206

P.S. The BST is awesome! I put up a post to trade my for N172's for a couple of Cobb's and within a week I now have a Red Cobb portrait and this one. I just wanted to say thanks to the guys I traded with and also want to give a shout out to the BST!


08-12-2009, 11:15 PM
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Anthony S.
08-12-2009, 11:30 PM
Most dramatic aesthetics to my colorblind eye: Big Ed Walsh

Weirdest pose: Spike Shannon

Looks most like a 1910 Obak: Zach Wheat

08-13-2009, 12:06 AM
the angelic Walter Johnson portrait.



08-13-2009, 03:26 AM
Hard to pick one. Matty White Cap? Cobb Bat Off? Big Ed Walsh? It's like trying to select the most beautiful Playmate of the Month. I'll go with Mr. Merkle, nobly manning first base.
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D. Broughman
08-13-2009, 12:18 PM
Can't decide between Foster or Shag! D.

08-13-2009, 12:23 PM
Good 'ole Moose Grimshaw for me (hometown hero)

Kotton King
08-13-2009, 12:30 PM
I'm going to go with Shag Shaughnessy as my favorite card from the set. Love the popped collar look and the fro. Makes him kind of look like a vampire......or Count Shagula.

08-13-2009, 12:40 PM
...the Colors of the Rainbow
......Red.....Orange.....Yellow....Green......Blue .....Indigo.....Violet.....and pink for good measure!



08-13-2009, 12:55 PM
Tough question. Either:

Tris Speaker - it was my first t206.


Cy Young portrait - purchased with money given to me from my grandparents and have sentimental attachment to that card.

08-13-2009, 12:57 PM
I don't really know if it's my favorite but for the few that I own, I've always thought this McGraw had a nice look.

08-13-2009, 01:22 PM
That Shannon has alligator arms that would make Elton John jealous!

I have always liked the pink Chase portrait.

08-13-2009, 02:04 PM
I have always liked the pink Chase portrait.

Me too and this is the favourite card in my t206 collection


The Cobb bat off is my all-time favourite - one day!!

08-13-2009, 02:58 PM
Not a fair question!




08-14-2009, 11:22 AM
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08-14-2009, 02:54 PM
My favorite that I own is the Cobb Red, with this Gandil a close second. I love the colors in it.

Favorite that I do not own has to be the Walter Johnson portrait.


08-14-2009, 03:10 PM
Without question my favorite is the Mustachioed John Titus.

Titus also happened to be (along with a beat up 1933 Goudey Pepper Martin) my first pre-war baseball card, a gift from my father. I got the two mentioned and Rhys (my brother) got a 1933 Goudey Lefty O'Doul and a T206 McElveen. I still own the Martin, but the Titus has been lost over time.

08-14-2009, 05:16 PM
these 4 together...


Scott L.
08-14-2009, 11:47 PM
My favorite right now........


08-15-2009, 12:20 AM
my favorite is the matty white cap

08-15-2009, 01:12 AM
my fav changes continually. current favorite card


08-15-2009, 07:59 AM
Favorite is


Great pic

Frank L.

08-15-2009, 08:50 AM
I think most are drawn to a certain HOF cards. Maybe, it has to do the prestige you feel when you finally obtain that particular item. I'm no different. I love the same 4 portraits listed above. But, my favorite T206 of all time was a PSA 2 Jimmy Sheckard with the circus in the backround. I bought the card from the late Tony C. at the Philly show a couple of years back. The card looked NM/MT, except it had been kept for years in a four corner holder. It had 4 very faint marks and PSA hammered it. I ended up selling it on eBay and still don't know why I did. Unfortunately, I lost the scans of the card and have nothing to show. If I ever see that card again, I will pay whatever it takes to get it back!

Rob D.
08-15-2009, 09:14 AM

08-15-2009, 09:19 AM
But, my favorite T206 of all time was a PSA 2 Jimmy Sheckard with the circus in the backround.

I believe that is an old ballfield pavilion or stand in the background. Quite a few T206 and Obak's have them, I always thought they were a little whimsical.

08-15-2009, 09:43 PM
I believe that is an old ballfield pavilion or stand in the background. Quite a few T206 and Obak's have them, I always thought they were a little whimsical.

But the coloring in that card is brilliant!

08-15-2009, 10:37 PM
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/calvindog/2909252669/" title="T206 Pink Portrait by calvindog65, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/2909252669_5927e07ae2_o.jpg" width="450" height="767" alt="T206 Pink Portrait" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/calvindog/2910446301/" title="T206 Portrait by calvindog65, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2117/2910446301_c701495470_o.jpg" width="450" height="765" alt="T206 Portrait" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/calvindog/2911301440/" title="T206 Seated by calvindog65, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3125/2911301440_f6819bd575_o.jpg" width="450" height="761" alt="T206 Seated" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/calvindog/3491604232/" title="Speaker by calvindog65, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3605/3491604232_c0cb76bd49_o.jpg" width="387" height="676" alt="Speaker" /></a>

08-16-2009, 12:57 AM
Not my card but my favorite because of the pose and colors. I've managed to get card but would like to upgrade if anyone is selling.

08-16-2009, 11:14 AM
Cobb Green large borders and McIntyre nice coloring.