Largest and best known Major League set of it's time
Known in the hobby as "White Borders" or simply "T206"
Contains most famous baseball card--that of Honus Wagner
Colorized images with name & team printed in bottom margin
Sixteen different Am. Tobacco Co. brands used in ads on backs
See Gallery of Back Brands for back details
Printed by American Lithograph Company of New York
1) Jon Canfield, "T206 Brands: The 16 Backs and How They Were Packed," Old Cardboard Magazine, Issue #3, p. 37-43
2) Lew Lipset, Encyclopedia of Baseball Cards, Vol. 3--20th Century Tobacco Cards (SP, Centereach, NY, 1986), pp. 46-61
3) Old Cardboard Staff, "T206 Wagner Brings $2.35 Million; Sets New Record for Baseball Card," Old Cardboard Magazine, Issue #11 (Spring 2007, p. 40-41)
4) Brian Chidester, "Card Collecting's Iconic Pose: The Evolution of Horner's Wagner," Old Cardboard Magazine, Issue #23 (Summer 2010, p. 37-41)
Note: Collector Scot Reader has updated (May 2009) his on-line book, "Inside T206: A Collector's Guide to the Classic Baseball Card Set." The current (centennial) edition of the 80-page expanded study in PDF format can be downloaded free of charge at Inside T206. A special thanks to Scot for sharing his research with the vintage card hobby.