Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Baseball Cards: 5th-ranked set of T-206 cards in the world in terms of quality-Rochester Hills, MI Patch

Rochester Lawyer's Baseball Cards Fit for a Hometown Museum - Rochester-Rochester Hills, MI Patch:
Honus Wagner card, sold for $2.3 million in recent years

"Miller, like many who grew up before baseball card collecting became a sophisticated and expensive hobby, had his old cards thrown away by parents who had no idea what future values would be. It was from the childhood loss that Miller began to rebuild his collection.

“It wasn’t long before I became interested in vintage baseball cards because they are so unique and so well made,” Miller said. Vintage baseball cards refer to cards often made by tobacco or food manufacturers.

One set that drew his attention was the T-206 produced from 1909-1911 by the American Tobacco Company. Cards were added to cigarette and loose tobacco packs through 16 different brands. They are desired by the baseball card collecting community because larger size, rarity and lithographic quality. The set includes 523 cards and Miller owns all but one – the extremely rare Joe Doyle error card -- it's believed that less than 10 exist."

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