T205 (1911) Tobacco Gold Borders

t205 Walter Johnson t205 Walter Johnson back

T205 (1911) Tobacco Gold Border Baseball Cards

Set Info

Manufacturer: American Tobacco Co.

Year of Issue: 1911

Set Size: 208 Cards

Card Size: 1-7/16” x 2-5/8”



Set Description

Unique for its gold leaf borders, which make them, very fragile and hard to find in high-grade condition. The fronts are litho printed with the Nationals being head to shoulder portraits. The Americans are headshots inside a diamond. The backs of the cards have 11 different tobacco advertisements. The common brands are American Beauty, Hassan, Piedmont, Polar Bear, Sovereign, Cycle and Sweet Caporal. Of the 208 cards that make up the basic T205 set, a few more than half (110 cards) represent American League players. The balance of the cards show National League (76 cards) and Minor League (12 cards) players.

t205 Ty Cobb t205 Christy Mathewson
t205 Cy Young t205 Johnny Evers
t205 Addie Joss t205 Tris Speaker
Price Guide (Complete Set)
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Key Rookies
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Key Stars
  • Ty Cobb
  • Walter Johnson
  • Christy Mathewson
  • Tris Speaker
  • Cy Young
Errors & Variations
  • R. Hoblitzell (no stats on back)
Important Notes
  • Susceptible to chipping and flaking on the gold borders
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