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Old 07-11-2018, 04:26 PM
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Default Values of T206 portrait vs. other poses

This may have been covered in the past. But, what is the driving factor for portrait poses fetching higher $ than the other poses? If you look at the pop reports (and believe them), in most cases the portraits are no less rare (with the exception of some higher grades). In some cases, they're much more plentiful in low-->mid grades.

Is the common thought that they're more attractive or desirable? I may be one of the outliers, but I tend to prefer the more "action" oriented poses (Cobb bat off, Lajoie throwing, Matty dark cap, Young bare hand, etc...). I was just curious what others thought.
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:31 PM
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I agree with you that the action cards look better than the portraits, though I differ with you on the Cy Young card. But some people prefer portraits, and even specialize in collecting them.
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:19 PM
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I very much like full body action shots on T sized cards. I have always preferred the action poses. However, that said, I find myself picking up portraits when I'm buying T206 HOFers. The majority of my meager HOF T206 collection is portraits. I just think they have a classy look to them.
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I just think many of the T206 portraits are really well done compared to the action shots of the same players. Considering that the T cards are not large, a close-up portrait can allow for more detail.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:50 AM
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When the colors of T206 cards are rich and deep they become very beautiful works of art. And the portraits show the largest block of color. Some that really pop for me are:
Both Cobbs
Cy Young
Mordecai Brown
Walter Johnson
Johnny Evers
Obviously McGraw with cap (my favorite pose by far)
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Portraits > Action Poses
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:32 AM
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I believe with the Wagner being the most known card in the hobby and it being a portrait that drives the prices of what a high end T206 card should look like.

The portraits are the classic T206 look. The action poses are still awesome but nothing compares to the baseball school pictures.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:13 AM
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Collectors like uniformity which they can get better with the portraits..

some collectors like uniformity so much they want regular corners in their psa holders versus rounded corners in the label etc.
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I believe, portraits also tend to show up in the Series 150 issues, so they are often some of the oldest of the T206s; whereas, "in action" poses crop up in series 350 & 460 a lot more. I dont know if this has anything to do with it, but worth throwing out there.

And I must agree with Sean, the Young throwing poses are some of the ugliest in the whole set. Indeed, I find his "with glove" pose so ugly it is my favorite T206!
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I believe, portraits also tend to show up in the Series 150 issues, so they are often some of the oldest of the T206s; whereas, "in action" poses crop up in series 350 & 460 a lot more. I dont know if this has anything to do with it, but worth throwing out there.

And I must agree with Sean, the Young throwing poses are some of the ugliest in the whole set. Indeed, I find his "with glove" pose so ugly it is my favorite T206!
Young with glove was one of the first T206 I got and I got it at the last Cleveland National in a PSA 4. His head is so big! But I like it. Not sure why. But it really caught my eye.
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