View Full Version : T206 AB 460 or AB 350 no frame? Any significant difference?

06-04-2012, 06:35 PM
Most collector's T206 rarity list has these 2 fairly close in order. Looking for opinions on scarcity and value difference. I may be wrong, but i don't think it's as great as alot of collectors may think.....

06-04-2012, 06:55 PM
personally...I think they are pretty comparable in rarity...and therefore should be comparable in value.

06-04-2012, 08:02 PM

There are only 37 confirmed T206's with the AB 350 NF back vs. 75 confirmed T206's with the AB 460 back. In my opinion the AB 350 NF cards are easier to find than
the AB 460. And, within these two groups certain subjects are more available than others. For example, Duffy and Ford appear to have been Double-Printed with the
AB 460 backs.

However, don't misconstrue.....they are both tougher to find than a good number of the other T206 backs.

Furthermore, the 29 subjects from the 350/460 series with the AB 460 backs will also be found with the UZIT backs.


06-04-2012, 08:14 PM
Thanks ted, but if there are half confirmed subjects with the 350 back, why is the 460 tougher?

06-04-2012, 08:20 PM
The AB 460 cards were printed at the tail-end of the T206 press runs (circa Feb 1911) and less quantities were printed.

Similar phenomena why High #'s in many BB sets are usually scarcer than Low #'s....they were Short-Printed.


06-04-2012, 10:23 PM
I checked my reference list and recorded the following numbers listed on ebay over the last 18 months or so.

40 American Beauty 350 No Frame

38 American Beauty 460