Entire T205 - Roswell, Georgia Find |
.September 7, 2017
Roughly 410 T205's were found in late 2016 in a steamer trunk in Roswell, Georgia. They are some of the most beautiful gold border cards we have ever seen.
We thought it would interesting to show the cards from this find grouped by player and display how many duplicates were found.
Every card had a Piedmont back with many of them being Piedmont 42's.
Take time to look at the Walter Johnson cards, you will find the overall grade of these cards pretty amazing. In our opinion the Cobb 70 is the the epitome of a T205 Gold Border!
As a T205 collectors, we find it fascinating studying who and how many cards of a particular player were issued and distributed from a particular tobacco brand.
How many times do modern collectors open a box and get duplicates of the same player?
I'm sure just like today... the 1911 buyers of these Piedmont cigarette packs may have been bummed to receive numerous duplicates.
I mean how many Latham, Bris Lord and Phelps cards did the Piedmont smoker need?
Enjoy this unique find.
The family who discovered them gave them to an antique dealer in Roswell, Georgia to sell.
He contacted SGC and had them graded.
I am pleased to say our personal favorite and keeper is a Dolly Gray -Stats SGC 84. A true gem!
We were fortunate enough to purchase about half of the 410 found.
When looking at these beautiful cards. It really is amazing that so many earned a high grade after so years sitting unprotected in the steamer trunk
Some variations and short prints were found, but not too many.
about the find.....
(4) Wiltse One Ear - variation
No Shean -Cubs
(1) Moran Stray Line
No W. A. Latham
(1) Dahlen - Just a card we follow
Both Dolly Gray cards were Gray - "Stats"
(2) Fisher - a sleeping sleeper card
Three of each of the following
Both Harmon variations
All 12 Minor League Players of course
Bresnahan Mouth Open
Chase Frame Extends
Crandall T Crossed
Dougherty - Red Sock
Gray No Stats
Wallace One line
Wallace Two Line
Wilhelm - Suffered
Matt and Turner
THE ROSWELL, GEORGIA FIND!
|T205's For Sale|
A great way to start or continue your graded T205 Set!
Selling extras and duplicates from THE ROSWELL GEORGIA FIND
Please consult scans
All cards are pretty accurately graded by SGC.
Last updated December 1, 2017, 2017
Open to payment options-
USPS Money Order
If not sold here, they will go to National where there was a minimal amount of mid grade T205's for sale.
NO INTERNATIONAL SALES... sorry
Pick up OK
Located just outside of Columbus, OH
1911 T205 Gold Border Master Set |
|Started: November 2005|
Completed: December 2016
Work in Progress November 2005 - ?
Ave SGC Grade 57.20
Set Score 56.81
Set Superiority 56.24
Cards are extremely
vibrant in hand
SGC 50's ||7885 Visits|
T205 Minor Leaguers |
|All T205 Minor League players have a SGC power ratting of 2.|
Really not that hard to find.
45 Most Difficult T205 Cards |
|45 Most Difficult T205 Cards|
In somewhat of a "hard to difficult" order.
The number beside the card is the SGC Power Rating
Good luck to those just starting
the beautiful T205 set.
You will find some cards are just plain tough to find.
Buy the short prints first and Hall of Famers last.
Turner and I have worked on this set for the past 12 years.
Tribute to Bugs Raymond |
|At one time or another Turner and I have owned all of these Bugs Raymond cards, except for the T204.|
A sad but true story.
September 23, 1904 for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
June 16, 1911 for the New York Giants
Win-Loss Record 45-57
Earned run average 2.49
Detroit Tigers (1904)
St. Louis Cardinals (1907-08)
New York Giants (1909-11)
Led National League in losses with 25, 1908
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