Anonymous Collectibles NJ said...

“Let me see if I got this right. You buy low grade

beat up cards and feature them on your blog.

That’s awesome. Totally different than all the

other blogs I have seen featuring the nicest cards.”


1909 T206
Harry Pattee

From what I can tell, there are six cards in the T206 set that feature horizontal poses: Joe Birmingham, George Mullin, Danny Murphy, Barney Pelty, Jack Powell and Harry Pattee. 

I've been collecting T206s for a while now, I'd guess 25-plus years. I recall buying my first - Eddie Collins - at a local baseball card shop at a time when baseball card shops were like Starbucks, one on practically every corner.

I remember studying the players, famous or not: Ty Cobb, Rube Marquard, Red Ames, Admiral Schlei, Walter Johnson and John Titus (one of my favorites since he wore a moustache).

But I don't recall Harry Pattee. After looking him up, I realized he only played one season and only 80 games. A member of the Brooklyn Superbas. He had 76 hits, nine RBI and hit for a .216 average.

This particular card has seen better days. It appears it spent a good portion if its life in a scrapbook. Nonetheless a great poor old baseball card.


Carl Crawford Cards said...

Awesome card. Some of the backgrounds on the t206s are amazing.

Commishbob said...

There is no such thing as a 'bad' t206. That's a 'poor' one but it's still terrific.