When it comes to pre-war tobacco baseball cards, the T206 white border set is the undisputed champion in terms of popularity. But go ahead and consider the 1911 T205 Gold Border Baseball set a solid 1A option that ranks only just behind T206 in terms of collector appeal. The set is heavily collected by fans of early baseball cards and while it may not have reached the heights of the T206 set, T205 is often a target of collectors looking for a, frankly, less daunting challenge. At 208 cards in a basic set, it was not a small release. But…

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Anson Whaley

A lifelong collector, Anson’s collecting focus is on pre-war sports cards and in building sets. He’s also a closet Dwight Gooden and wrestling Rookie Card collector. Got a question or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @PreWarCards or @GoodenCollector.

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