Wednesday, August 7, 2013

T206 White Borders: Sovereign 150 Backs, Mystery

Good morning,

As promised here is my bit on the T206 White Borders:

After searching and watching the boards and blogs for awhile now, I have come to believe that the Sovereign 150 backs are just as rare as the Hindu backs or Drum. Most would not say so, but ask any collector of the T206 cards, "How many Sovereign 150 backs do they have?"

I've seen or read about collectors having T206 cards in the hundreds, but only having on average 3 of the 150 Sovereign backs. One collector had over 500 cards with just 3 of those backs, one fellow did have 5 of the "150" backs with only 200+ cards in his collection. Interesting, yet none of the experts say anything about this "limited" back from the first printing or explain this phenomenon.

This weekend I spent hours looking at Vintage dealers T206, for sale of course. Almost 400 cards, wanna guess how many sovereign 150 backs? 2.  Any comments appreciated.

Monday, August 5, 2013

This is all new to me: blogging to "trade sportscards" A New Hope

Forgive me in advance for the simplicity, this is my very first blog. I'm not very techy, but I will learn.

After being away from "our" hobby for many years now I decided to go through my old card collection, and it has definitely "fired me up" again. For the last couple of months digging through search engines looking to find card traders (when I last traded cards, AOL had groups for that, and it was super easy, made tons of trades that way, it doesn't exist anymore :( ), ultimately finding a handful of groups that I have or am planning on joining. Still because I mainly collect John Elway cards and whatever I can get my hands on of him, makes trading hard in the groups especially the vintage groups difficult. (I have cards dating back to the "White Border T206" and other 1930's tobacco cards) I can hit their want lists (they all seem to want my Mickey Mantle cards), but they usually do not have Elway. Thus, I've been frustrated, until this past weekend. I stumbled across some blogs, via search engine, and read them.

 I believe that this "blogging" thing is an awesome way of getting into groups that help each other with their collecting needs no matter how limited they are. The frustration from the past several weeks is fading away, I see "New Hope" on the horizon.  this is a link to what I have listed and what I need. I truly focus on the John Elway (highest priority) cards for my needs, but I do collect the old school Wackys (2nd priority) and looking to build as best I can the T206 (lowest priority) more of a prove a theory than anything else, we can save that for a later blog though.

Thanks for reading,