Rare Backs in the T206 Set

Many collectors try to piece together a run of all of the different advertising back variations in the T206 set., many of which are very rare.   The rare backs in the T206 set probably comprise one of the toughest challenges for anyone trying to complete a 'master set'.

Some cards were only issued with certain cigarette products.   Others have notations regarding the factory where they were printed.

Some brands, like Sweet Caporal and Piedmont were very common.  Others are extremely scarce.  A lower grade Drum back T206 common card sold at the recent Sun-Times sports card show in Chicago and it was one of only two reported on the show floor by the collector who purchased it!

Numerous Drum back cards have been found recently, but the number in existence is still very small.  The Old Mill brown backs, Lenox brown backs and Broad Leaf backs are even harder to locate.

Here's the list of scarce backs in order from one collector on the Net54 vintage baseball card forum:
1. Old Mill brown
2. Lenox brown
3. Broad Leaf 460
4. Drum
5. Uzit
6. Hindu red
7. Lenox black
8. Broad Leaf 350
9. American Beauty 460
10. Blank -might want to take this one off the list all together
11. Carolina Brights
12. Hindu brown
13. American Beauty 350 no frame
14. Sovereign 460-(the six super prints are very difficult with this back)

15. Cycle 460
16. Piedmont 350-460 factory 42   (60) cards confirmed with this back
17. Tolstoi
18. Sweet Caporal 350-460 factory 25
19. EPDG
20. American Beauty 350 frame
21. Sovereign 350 apple green -350-460 series cards only (66 cards)
22. Sweet Caporal 350-460 factory 42
23. Cycle 350
24. Old Mill south
25. Sovereign 150
26. Sweet Caporal 150 factory 649 overprint
27. Sweet Caporal 350-460 factory 42 scroll
28. Old Mill
29. Polar Bear
30. Sovereign 350 series forest green
31. Sweet Caporal 150 factory 25
32. Sweet Caporal 350-460 factory 30
33. Sweet Caporal 150 factory 30
34. Piedmont 150 factory 25
35. Piedmont 350-460 factory 25
36. Sweet Caporal 350 factory 25
37. Sweet Caporal 350 factory 30
38. Piedmont 350 factory 25

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