T206: More Than a Century Later, The Monster Still Roars


T206. While we know most baseball card sets by more descriptive titles, simply utter this alpha-numeric combination to vintage collectors and you immediately evoke all kinds of reactions. Nicknamed ‘The Monster’ for its massive amount of cards and sheer size, the T206 release is the most important baseball card set of all time. Officially, 524 cards are recognized as a fully complete set but, technically, there are thousands more when one considers the numerous front and back combinations of players and advertisements available. The set is so large, in part, because of the wide variety of subjects in it. Major…

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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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