The Legend

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mixing Old With New



These were just too cool not to show off. See what you started Zippy when you let me join the club! 

This is a hitting and pitching T206 of Lefty Leifield. I'm not a big fan of buybacks, but these are nice in the sense that the actual card is not compromised. Topps just added the frame around the card. The odds of hitting one of these in a pack were about 1:4000 so they were a tough get. Thank God they didn't put a big stamp on the actual card. That would have been a crime. 

Both of these were purchased together a couple weeks back on eBay. This same seller was liquidating a large collection of these. It was really hard not to go crazy and try to buy a bunch in one sitting. Cooler heads prevailed and I was able to get the one lot that really fits into my collection. 

Thanks for reading!





16 comments:

  1. YES! Matt's quest for the complete T206 Pittsburg Pirates team set begins!

    Those buybacks are really cool. I'd love to add a Highlander but none have popped up so far (at least not in my price range).

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    1. I had only noticed them a few times on eBay until this seller listed a bunch around the same time. He mainly sold them in pairs like mine. Price wise they sold from $40-65.

      Don't think I'll be going for the team set anytime soon, but I do like picking them up.

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  2. Very nice ! You'd think they'd do a better job with the framing though, but ah well, it's still real cool !

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    1. The second was a bad scan, but it also a little off center too. It would have been nice if the frame left no room for sliding.

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  3. Nice addition, I love the 1909-1911 T206 set and have a small collection myself. I agree, companies shouldn't damage buyback cards with a foil stamp. Placing them in a frame is a great option because it keeps the card protected, notes that it is a buyback and it looks nice too.

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    1. Thanks Corky! I'm starting to get enamored with these which is not a good thing for my wallet. Hopefully I can find a few more deals in which I can add some more.

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  4. I have a dream to get a T206-nice card to add to your Bucs collection

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    1. You can find some decent deals online if you are not too concerned with condition. Like I told Zippy above, most of these pairs fell into the $40-65 range. Not cheap, but considering the age not a bad deal.

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  5. I've never seen these. So Topps took old school T206 cards and framed them, then inserted them into their Topps 206 product?

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    1. That they did. They were hard pulls, but you can find some decent deals on the secondary market. I didn't know about them until recently as well. I even opened some of this product back in the day, but they were so rare I guess the thought of pulling one never entered my mind.

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    1. Thanks man! I really didn't know about them until a few months back.

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  7. Havent seen those before and they are great,
    Nice pick up

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    1. Thanks buddy! I was excited when I found them. My vintage collection has been taking off since I started blogging.

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  8. Very nice cards. If you look hard enough, you can find T205, T206 and T207 'buy backs' in these frames. Admittedly, I'm not sure if the T205 and T207s were accidents, or somebody who has inserted them into the 'frame' after the fact, but either way, they are out there. And for those of you that like real challenges, attempt a 'rainbow'. There are at least 4 buy back frames, and thus, the possibility of finding a player in more than 1 frame ;)

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    1. This is why I love having a blog. I keep learning more and more about these. Don't think I'll be chasing any rainbows, but good to know what is out there. Thanks Robert!

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