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Old 03-29-2007, 09:15 AM
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Posted By: Jason L

Since I have started collecting the T206 cards (for about, oh, only 5-6 months), I have to say, I am impressed with the quality of some of the sunset backgrounds...Do these appear regularly in other sets of the era?
show us yours!

(Also, please note that this isn't a real contest, in that I will not be awarding any prizes)

Here's my T206 Kroh...(I bought this one specifically for the color quality)

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Old 03-29-2007, 10:10 AM
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Posted By: JimB

Jason,
Great topic for show and tell. There are some real beauties. Here is my contribution
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edited to add Lajoie w/bat, probably my favorite T206

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This appears to be a sunset:

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Old 03-29-2007, 10:19 AM
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Posted By: Andy

Not a T206, but you did ask if any other sets had really nice sunsets...

The Obaks have a lot of amazing sunsets in them like this one:



Also, the image above my name is another great Obak sunset.

I've always loved this Pattee image as well:


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Old 03-29-2007, 10:22 AM
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I personally think that the T212 Obak sets have some if not the best sunsets.









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Old 03-29-2007, 10:42 AM
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I've got to say, Brooklynn has the prettiest thusfar. But, Motown and it's magenta smog is a close second.

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Anybody have a guess what the Brooklyn building with the steeple behind Al Burch is supposed to be?

Edited to add: Burch (Batting) has always been one of my favorites.

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Old 03-29-2007, 11:30 AM
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Posted By: Ted Zanidakis

Some very spectacular sunset's behind some very great BB players.





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The T206 McIntyre is my favorite, I don't have one...but it's the most Obakish of them all.

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Posted By: Andy

Thanks Brian,

Obaks are such an amazing looking set. I'm glad you posted so many together for all to see. Those who aren't familiar just don't know what their missing with this set.

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My E102 Donovan

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Thanks Paul, that one's nice, but I actually thought of this. Card is not mine.

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Posted By: T206Collector

...that Harry McIntyre has two very nice skies in his cards.

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For those of us who have no interest in collecting the entire set, perhaps this could prove to be an attainable subset?

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I've long been attracted to sunset cards, T3's especially, but I love the Obaks too.

There are so many great T3 sunsets its hard to pick one to post but the Kling has always been a favorite. I'm surprised noone has posted the T206 George yet - one of the classic images.



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Here are a few:











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So far I like the Wild Bill Donovan T206 sunset the best. What does everyone else think? What's your favorite one?

The George Davis card looks like something just exploded behind him.


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.... here is one of the most beautiful cards in the history of baseball cards IMHO. (E93 Leach)
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Here's mine........

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and e101 Schlei

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Posted By: Joe D.

I'm glad Bruce posted that horizontal matty.
Its hard to beat that sunset with Matty throwing what looks to be a casual pitch.


That G. Davis background is way cool.



honorable mention to the new Harry Potter cover sunset:

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Posted By: Jason L

This turned out to be a much cooler thread than I ever expected!
Where do I start? I address specific posters below, but as some questions that all could chime in on...

JimB, I agree with you on the Lajoie w/bat - my fave T206 as well...you don't have an extra SGC40 laying around, by chance?

Andy, that Pattee horizontal - it would appear that he has a dinosaur graveyard behind him...-weird trees?

Scot, you asked about the Burch Brooklyn background being specifically authentic to Brooklyn's skyline...it doesn't look like it, because I would hazard a guess that it's the same background as the Daley, Los Angeles PCL Obak that Brian put up in a later post!

Dave/Asphalt, your post of Duffy (Chi Amer) is interesting. Did Duffy have a weird, last-second batting grip that has been documented anywhere?? - because that is what the artist appears to be depicting here, with only one hand on the bat while in his stance.

T206, gorgeous cards...It looks as though Minneapolis is burning behind Cravath. Apparently Detroit is not the only city experiencing fires around that time! The Del Howard is amazing...many of the Cubs are depicted with that or a similar grandstand in the background.

Spike Shannon's card depicts tall industrial smoke stacks...in KC circa 1910?

OBAK Brian, WOW! Um....,thanks a lot...now I need to start collecting Obaks...needed that like another hole in the head. Those pics and colors are amazing - thanks for posting such a cool looking grouping. they look incredible.

T206 (again)...your McIntyre (Brooklyn&Chicago) - is that a rare variation? I have never seen McIntyre listed on any Cubs checklist...looks like I have an unexpected addition....ugh

This is tougher than I ever expected...I think my favorite so far is the Spokane Cartwright that Brian posted....amazing picture quality, neat grandstand, and has clouds.


To All,
Has there ever been any study into the backgrounds used? If they are supposed to be geographically correct to the team, if they are used for multiple players, or sets, etc??? And why are there so many depicting sunsets? would the players pose after games, at sunset? maybe it's just merely to make the pictures more interesting (more colors to use in a sunset than during the middle of a sunny day)...


thanks -this was cool. keep em coming...there's no end to the contest since there's no prize!

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Shoot. I don't have any scans, but I always thought the best sunsets in the T206 sets were the ones with the pink background. I thought they were supposed to be sunsets, anyways.

Anyone have an Oberlin or Ritter they can post?

Joann

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Jason,
Sorry, no extra Lajoie w/bat laying around.
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Posted By: Chris Counts

This is a truly great thread. It's so nice to see everybody looking for sunsets instead of sharp corners and perfect centering. I realize the thread is about T206s, but if you want really spectacular sunsets, Obaks and Turkey Reds have them beat ...

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Two of my favorites Schaefer and Oberlin

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Posted By: Jason L

JimB, no worries...there seldom is!

JayWolt,
I may have a new fave...that T3 McIntyre is quite fetching...

ChrisCounts, yep, I totally agree...the technical merits like corners and centering are important components of value, but if nobody wants the card, who cares?...the different components of eye appeal (color, pose, artistic value) can be far more interesting!

for instance, I never looked twice at any mentions of Obaks before this thread...now I may be in trouble. Brian is the culprit with that great multi-card post.

Maybe another great thread could be stadium backgrounds...could probably do some neat things with that, like matching up players with stadiums, trace some ballfield chronologies or something like that...but that assumes the artists were trying to be true to real life...

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Posted By: Ted Zanidakis

per your request.......

Pinkish-Red glow sunsets....or

Red skies in the morning....sailors take warning.



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Great post! Here's my favorite, dockman back:

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Posted By: Bill K

thanks for posting the E93 Leach Jim. It is one of the best ever. My other favorites are:



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Posted By: Tony Andrea

Found a couple more that fit the bill.

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Posted By: Brian

I am building my second 1911 Obak set currently, but I used images from Jamie's website http://www.jimonym.com/

He posts here on occassion and is gracious to share scans.

Glad everyone is enjoying the Obaks.

Brian

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I haven't seen these guys yet:

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Posted By: Jason L

fun collection to look at, if it were all in one place.

Tony, the color on those 2 are great

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Those Obaks are phenomenal!
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