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Old 08-18-2018, 10:01 AM
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For 38 years I've been collecting T206's, completing sets, and seeking out rare front/back combos. In this process, I've been quite fortunate in acquiring several T206 "finds".

Before I tell you of my stories....it would be interesting to hear of yours....show and/or tell us of your T206 "finds" ?


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Old 08-18-2018, 10:31 AM
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Back about 25 years or so ago I bought a modest collection of what appeared to be an original T206 find- maybe it had 200-250 cards- and after I sat down to go through each card carefully discovered two Drum backs sitting adjacent to each other. In the eighties and nineties I bought many original collections, but this is the only one that ever had a Drum, much less two of them.

Ted- I think you bought one of them so I'm guessing you remember both cards. Sadly, I remember neither player.
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Old 08-18-2018, 05:33 PM
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Hi Barry

I love reminiscing, I do remember the find you are referring to with the two DRUM's. Except, I think it was back in the late 1980's.

Anyhow, I was making great progress on my T206 T-brand collection. And, if I recall correctly, you bet me $100 that I would not acquire a
DRUM card within that year.

BINGO ! A few months after our bet, you picked-up this T206 collection. And, you were gracious enough to give me one of the DRUM cards.
And, here it is......





Furthermore, check this out....this DRUM card went from Barry >> Ted >> Barry (Arnold).



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Old 08-18-2018, 07:22 PM
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I remembered the missing corner, but didn't know it was Moeller. Late 80's could be right, making it more like 30 years ago.
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Old 08-19-2018, 07:45 PM
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My most major T206 find was very timely. It occurred in early 2006 when I was putting together my all-PIEDMONT set. This find of approx. 400 assorted PIEDMONT cards
was from South Carolina. The owner of these cards got them from his Grandfather, who collected them in his youth from 1909 to mid 1910. This was evident to me, since
there were no PIEDMONT 350-460 series cards in this find. Included in this group were 29 - Southern League cards with OLD MILL backs.
Most of these cards (80 %) graded Vg-Ex. The other 20 % were Ex cards. There were 284 different cards in this group, of which I needed 192....expediting my progress in
completing this all-PIEDMONT set.

Here is a sample of the cards from this find which are still in my PIEDMONT set......

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Barry's story is...."is the stuff that dreams are made of" (quote from Humphrey Bogart in the last scene in the movie "The Maltese Falcon".

So come on guys, I'm sure you have some interesting stories of your "finds" to share with us


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Old 08-20-2018, 09:30 PM
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Gee, 24 hours have transpired since I posted my T206 "find" last nite, and I am quite surprised (or perhaps disappointed) that no one has posted their "finds" here.

Whatever, I will continue with another of my T206 "finds". During the 1980's I was lucky to pick-up several "finds" at the Willow Grove Show, all of which consisted
of BOWMAN and TOPPS cards. In the 1990's, I picked up two T-card "finds". A T205 collection of 144 cards. And a T206 collection comprising of 220 different cards.
The T206 collection was from a "walk-in" at the Cooperstown Show. My table was set-up at the entrance to the VFW Hall, and I made a generous offer to the owner
of these T206's. Then I told him to go around to the other dealers and get the best offer. About an hour (or so) later he returned to my table and we made the deal.

The cards varied from Vg to Ex. Some of the major stars in this collection were the red Cobb, all three Cy Young's, all three Matty's, Lajoie portrait, all four Tinker's,
all three Evers's, all three Chance's, all five Chase's, all three Willis's, and both Collins cards. Plus, 24 - Southern Leaguer's.


Once again......how about sharing with us here of your T206 "finds" in this glorious hobby.


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Old 08-20-2018, 09:42 PM
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Back in the early 1980s, I was a 12 or 13 year old and obsessed with cards. My dad got into the hunt, and he would place wanted ads in the local Bay Area penny savers. Had a number of really good finds, and of course it was cheap. Those were the days.

One night we went to visit an older teenager in Atherton or Palo Alto or nearby - fancy neighborhood, fancy house. According to him, his dad was Alan Rosen, and he would give him cards when he saw him. (Divorced.) The kid had a sense of the value of things but was still selling at reasonable prices. What I remember buying - this was a long time ago - was a 1969 Super Reggie Jackson (still a favorite card, it’s so pure) and all four T206 Cobbs, in a nice 4-window plexiglass screw-down holder. We paid him $225 for the four. The green one was a bit rough, some creasing in it, the other 3 were what we would have called excellent back then, or vg-ex+.

Should have kept them, of course. It took a couple years to sell them, finally got $700 or $750 for the four. I might take a run at the Monster if I had kept them.

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Old 08-20-2018, 10:05 PM
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Ted, I wish I had a “find” story for you, but unfortunately most of my t206s were “found” at REA, Heritage, LOTG, Goodwin, Mile High, EBay, and I even found a few on Net54’s BST!!

My best acquisition story was getting a tip on a brown old mill, which ultimately led to me driving up to New Jersey with a bag of cash to meet Johnny V on his lunch break and doing a 5-figure deal in a parking lot - bought a great card and met an awesome T206er.

Another acquisition (and disposition and acquisition and disposition) story was getting ahold of a Solly Hofman Drum, which I later traded to Mike S. for his Chance Lenox, only to buy it back from Mike and then later sold back to Mike. In less than a year, Mr Hofman lived in NJ, MD, NJ, MD, and NJ where he currently resides.
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:31 AM
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Hi David

Interesting story, thanks for posting it.

And yes, you should have kept the four T206 Cobb's.


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Old 08-21-2018, 08:01 PM
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Ted, I wish I had a “find” story for you, but unfortunately most of my t206s were “found” at REA, Heritage, LOTG, Goodwin, Mile High, EBay, and I even found a few on Net54’s BST!!

My best acquisition story was getting a tip on a brown old mill, which ultimately led to me driving up to New Jersey with a bag of cash to meet Johnny V on his lunch break and doing a 5-figure deal in a parking lot - bought a great card and met an awesome T206er.

Another acquisition (and disposition and acquisition and disposition) story was getting ahold of a Solly Hofman Drum, which I later traded to Mike S. for his Chance Lenox, only to buy it back from Mike and then later sold back to Mike. In less than a year, Mr Hofman lived in NJ, MD, NJ, MD, and NJ where he currently resides.

Nice going good buddy. And, Johnny V is one great guy.

You probably have all the various T206 backs by now ?

I gave you a nice deal on this one at the Philly Show.....


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