Saturday, January 12, 2019

OCAAT: T206 Tris Speaker

If you liked yesterday's OCAAT, I think you'll like this one as well.  Originally this was going to be the first OCAAT post, but I added yesterday's card to my collection first and decided to post it first. 

I picked this T206 Tris Speaker up from a Facebook group in the fall.  By happenstance I was on my laptop, saw the notification and quickly pulled the trigger.  I actually passed on it initially but thought about 15-20 seconds on it and changed my mind.  I'm so happy that I did. 

1909-1911 American Tobacco Company (T206) Tris Speaker

After I claimed it, there were multiple comments on the card.  The consensus in the room was that I got it for a steal of a price.  Since I made this decision without consulting any of my experts, that was reassuring. 

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, you buy the card and not the holder.  Fellow group members commented about the awesome color of the card and how it might be the best looking PSA 1 you'll ever see. 

LINK:  See other "One Card At a Time" posts

Obviously the color is so great because this was in a scrapbook for years and likely decades.  You can see the indicators - staining on the front corners and the paper loss on the back.  That paper loss "doomed" this card to be graded a "1," but it also is the only reason I was able to get this card at the price I did. 

The amount I paid for it is the second most I've ever spent on an individual card.  Given the option, I'd do it again. 

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    1. Yesterday and today are the "big two," for sure. Some may be disappointed in the cards going forward, if these two are the ones they're really into. :-)

  2. Gees..two sweet T206 posts in a row, Kin. I may have to stop reading your blog, or else I'm gonna start buying T206s. I don't now my collecting budget can afford to do that! ;)

    Happy New Year, man!

    1. Happy New Year to you as well! In full disclosure, since I haven't been doing much hobby related stuff, my scanner isn't out. These were some images I had on the laptop so I used them first.

  3. Back to back days of T206 hall of famers! Nice. Congratulations on the purchase.

    1. I'll try to mix it up better going forward LOL

  4. Well played and nice card. Well-loved cards have a lot of character and makes it unique for sure.