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Bpm0014
02-24-2012, 09:40 AM
Was looking through my cards and came across this T206 Tinker. I'm assuming it's either missing the red ink OR was one of the latter ones printed during the end of the printing run when the machine was running out of red ink. Is this rare? I've included a picture of a normal "red card" for comparison. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Bpm0014
02-24-2012, 08:24 PM
Any information at all on this card?? Anybody see one like it before??

t206blogcom
02-24-2012, 09:32 PM
There are a number of somewhat recent threads about this, so I'd suggest doing a search as there's a great deal of information about these. There are a number of different opinions from missing ink to sunbleached to chemical reactions (from scrapbook glue or purposeful bleaching). Each example of this would yield clues that one could use to determine the potential cause for the color change.

Here are two examples I recently aquired. Some might say these are missing a color run such as red while others might say it's a chemical reaction from the heavy glue used on the back to place the cards in a scrapbook. Whatever the case (draw your own conclusion), they're neat cards to find and there's a good deal of them out there.

http://www.t206blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/t206-Murray-Batting-Color-Variation-Comparisons.jpg

http://www.t206blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/t206-Mitchell-Toronto-Color-Variation-Example.jpg

Runscott
02-24-2012, 09:49 PM
Here's one I had:

iggyman
02-24-2012, 09:56 PM
I'm the wrong person to ask, since I sit on the side of the fence which is convinced that alot of the color variations we see did not come out of the factory that way. Thus, since you want an opinion, your T206 Tinker "in all probability" did not come out of the factory that way. The color red faded, it is as simple as that. Your Tinker would probably sell in the $60 to $75 range on eBay (perhaps a little bit more, since T206 cards are currently hotter then both Barbara Eden and Raquel Welch), no premium should be added for the missing color.

Lovely Day...

Runscott
02-24-2012, 10:31 PM
Rich, there are some of each.

Here's a weird one that we discussed about ten years ago. I think it was caused by glue, but it sure looked cool:

Bpm0014
02-24-2012, 11:06 PM
Thanks all for the helpful information! Although I am certain that this was not caused by glue or paste (as the back is relatively clean and shows no signs whatsoever of having been in a scrapbook). Maybe the red just faded over time. Thanks again!

Starpacer
08-23-2014, 05:04 PM
I realize this is an old thread, but I found this after Googling "Tinker T206 Yellow Background". The consensus here seems to be that the card shown in the original post is faded or otherwise 'not from the factory like that'. It turns out that I have a Tinker T206 portrait with the exact same background... I doubt that two cards faded in exactly the same fashion. Possibly missing red ink, but then the face seems to have red tones... Wondering if anyone else has seen this background variation. Also wondering if anyone can figure out why this card was graded PSA 2...

CMIZ5290
08-23-2014, 06:44 PM
Any information at all on this card?? Anybody see one like it before??

Brendan- Cards that have red backgrounds are commonly found with color variations. I have a Tinker that is Orange/ pink.

t206hound
08-23-2014, 09:02 PM
I realize this is an old thread, but I found this after Googling "Tinker T206 Yellow Background". The consensus here seems to be that the card shown in the original post is faded or otherwise 'not from the factory like that'. It turns out that I have a Tinker T206 portrait with the exact same background... I doubt that two cards faded in exactly the same fashion. Possibly missing red ink, but then the face seems to have red tones... Wondering if anyone else has seen this background variation. Also wondering if anyone can figure out why this card was graded PSA 2...

I always like to see the backs... that Tinker looks "suspect" to me at a glance.

Bpm0014
08-23-2014, 11:30 PM
Over the last year or two I have found numerous examples of the yellow Tinker. It's 100% neither faded nor the result of glue. There are approximately 10 floating out there (maybe more).... It's either truly "missing red" or was produced at the end of the production line when the red was running low. Ive had mine for 20 years and purchased it for a minimal amount. Great card!

JohnP0621
08-25-2014, 11:40 AM
There are several of this variation . This was mine.

Bpm0014
08-25-2014, 01:20 PM
Great card John. Is it ironic that both of our cards have some sort of crease (or line) on the upper middle-right portion of the card near Tinker's head/hair??

JohnP0621
08-26-2014, 12:22 PM
The Line that you are referring to is not a crease at all and can also be seen on the Red Tinker Portraits if you look closely. It is where the Dark Red and Lighter Red come together.

Regards
John P