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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

T206 Pickup: Boss Schmidt, Piedmont!

It's hard for me to turn down cheap T206s when they present themselves to me. I don't have many of them and I mean, come on, tobacco cards are an essential part of anyone's collection who fancies themselves a fan of vintage cardboard. While we have affordable ones at work I've never seen one under a blaster, until one random day when I was searching our website. The moment I saw how cheap the below was, I scooped it up. I do not regret said decision to scoop.

Here we have Boss Schmidt of the Detroit Tigers, pretty pinhole and all. My boss -- when he saw the order and headed to pull the card -- warned me that it would more than likely be thrashed to have been listed so cheaply. Thankfully he was mistaken and for a Poor to Fair copy it has really nice eye appeal. Pinholes really don't bother me all that much. Also, Boss is a dope nickname.

Here's the Piedmont back which also has a bit of paper loss halfway down on the right-hand side. Again, nothing that would have come close to dissuading me from adding a sweeeeet T206 to my growing vintage collection.


  1. Old timey baseball nicknames are awesome.

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  3. Great pickup! When it comes to great vintage stuff you've really been on a roll here lately.