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#2017085 - 05/23/13 01:20 PM Vintage Mail Call

Registered: 12/04/09
Posts: 58

I do not know if anyone will read this because the forum is so dominated by 1950's baseball cards. That's ok, because I love the 50's stuff too.

I wanted to share a new card, a funny story and some info about an obscure set that might be new to most of you. This Ty Cobb Bat Off card came in today's mail to go along with my Ty Cobb Red Portrait.

Here is what a back looks like.

Both cards are from the T213 (Type 2) Coupon Cigarettes cards that were issued in 1914.

Borrowing the same images as T206, the T213 (Type 2) Coupon set was issued exclusively in the Louisiana area. They are most always kept from higher grades due to light creases(cracks) which are a result of the cards being manufactured with a lacquer coating to the front. The Louisiana climate did not help the preservation of the cards either. Plus, who knows how many cards may have been lost during Hurricane Katrina.

To date, there has been only one SGC 88 graded in the entire set, and less than ten graded SGC 70 or better. So, this is definitely a set where nice eye appeal trumps the technical grade.

The funny story is that I opened the package and immediately scanned the card. I don't procrastinate when it comes to cards. On my way to the box I use to carry my best cards to the bank, my hand hit the edge of my desk and the Cobb went flying across the hardwood floor, sliding under a huge wall unit.

There is no way I am laying on the hard floor to get it. I would never get up. Besides, what are wives for?

Edited by rgold (05/23/13 01:21 PM)
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#2017086 - 05/23/13 01:28 PM Re: Vintage Mail Call [Re: rgold]
The Collectinator

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3374
Loc: Top of the 1959 Registry

 Originally Posted By: rgold
Besides, what are wives for?

To lie on the floor and fish cards out from under huge wall units in Louisiana?
#1 in 1959 Topps. Officially known as Assassin according to stanthemanfan 3/31/2014 and god of minor league basketball according to cammb.

#2017089 - 05/23/13 03:08 PM Re: Vintage Mail Call [Re: bbo]
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/23/08
Posts: 4764
Loc: Southern US

Oh my love those cards Ron!
Working on the following sets:
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Upgrades to 65Topps Football

#2017095 - 05/23/13 08:05 PM Re: Vintage Mail Call [Re: Blackie]
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Loc: Pittsburgh

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#2017096 - 05/23/13 09:36 PM Re: Vintage Mail Call [Re: Mintacular]

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Sweets cards from a sweet set, thanks for sharing them Ron!
#2017106 - 05/25/13 03:53 AM Re: Vintage Mail Call [Re: SMtJoy]
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Registered: 02/22/02
Posts: 1896
Loc: On The Beach....where else!

Nice cards. You always seem to find decent cards for the
grade! Hopefully, the wife got the got card out from under
the wall unit by now.


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