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Matt and Turner Engle

This site is dedicated to the love of collecting T205's!
1911 T205 Gold Border Collection and more.
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Tribute to Vernon Kerr
1. Tribute to Vernon Kerr 
California Artist
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asoriano
2. asoriano 
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FLEA MARKET FINDS 2019
3. FLEA MARKET FINDS 2019 
I love to flea market.  These are some of my collections and most prized finds. I hope you enjoy! I will add more photos from past finds and any future scores.  I try not to spend any more than a dollar or two on any jewelry item, unless it is something that is really calling to me.
Mrs. Babybingbaseball
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Obsessed with T205's  - Gone Crazy
4. Obsessed with T205's  - Gone Crazy 
Enjoy!

Having Fun Searching and Buying.
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Tougher Singles to Find in High Grade
5. Tougher Singles to Find in High Grade 
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T205 Short Prints
6. T205 Short Prints  
Here is the list of true short prints according to Shawn Adkins.
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Great Article by Shawn Adkins
7. Great Article by Shawn Adkins 
A great article by Shawn Adkins. Pretty straight forward for any T205 collector.

Worth sharing.
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Welcome to The T205 Site
8. Welcome to The T205 Site 
Welcome to “The T205 Site”
Home of the Gold Borders

As many of you are finding out, good looking T205's are becoming harder and harder to find. Not to mention the real difficulty of finding any kind of variation

With more and more collectors collecting the beautiful T205 Gold Borders, the prices are definitely increasing.

This reference site will help you focus on getting started and guiding your path to completing your Basic or Master Set.

We can help you understand the various difficulty of certain cards as well as a general overview of the set.

The SGC T205 Power Rankings have been determined by many of the most knowledgeable gold border collectors in the hobby today.

Our site accurately reflects how difficult it is to obtain each card.

A big thank you to Sean Skeffington when he was with SGC.

Be sure to visit the T205 Power Rankings page before you leave.


We are always looking to buy, sell and trade T205 Gold Borders. Hoping  to hear from you!

Thank you,

Matt and Turner Engle
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For Uploads
9. For Uploads 
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T205 Find from Buckhead, Georgia
10. T205 Find from Buckhead, Georgia  
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Roughly 410 T205's (along with 468 T206's) were found in late 2016 in a neatly packed tin- inside a steamer trunk in Buckhead, Georgia. They are some of the most beautiful gold border cards we have ever seen.

We thought it would interesting to show the cards from this find grouped by player and display how many duplicates were found.

Every card had a Piedmont back with many of them being Piedmont 42's.

Take time to look at the Walter Johnson cards, you will find the overall grade of these cards pretty amazing. In our opinion the Cobb 70 is the the epitome of a T205 Gold Border!

As a T205 collectors, we find it fascinating studying who and how many cards of a particular player were issued and distributed from a particular tobacco brand.

How many times do modern collectors open a box and get duplicates of the same player?

I'm sure just like today... the 1911 buyers of these Piedmont cigarette packs may have been bummed to receive numerous duplicates.

I mean how many Latham, Bris Lord and Phelps cards did the Piedmont smoker need?
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Enjoy this unique find.

The family who discovered them gave them to an antique dealer in Roswell, Georgia to sell.

He contacted SGC and had them graded.

I am pleased to say our personal favorite and keeper is a Dolly Gray -Stats SGC 84. A true gem!

When looking at these beautiful cards. It really is amazing that so many earned a high grade after so many years sitting unprotected in a tin within the trunk.

Some variations and short prints were found, but not too many.


Thanks,

Matt and Turner
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2014 -  T205 SGC Power Ratings
11. 2014 -  T205 SGC Power Ratings  
Adjusted T205 SGC Power Ratings
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T205 Variations
12. T205 Variations  (November 26, 2006)
Top Notch Article on Variations
Collect all these variations.... and well... be poor, again.
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1911 T205 Gold Border Master Set
13. 1911 T205 Gold Border Master Set 
Welcome to
“The T205 Site”
Home of the Gold Borders

*Prices shown below have been increasing slowly but steadily.

As many of you are finding out, good looking higher grade T205's are becoming harder and harder to find.

With more and more collectors collecting T205's, the prices have consistently increased over last few years, 2016-2020.


ENJOY

Our site will help you focus on getting started and guiding your path to completing your T205 Basic or Master Set.

We can help you with the various difficulty of obtaining certain cards and a general overview of how the gold border set comes together.

The T205 power rankings along with the help of many knowledgeable gold border collectors in the hobby today.
We feel the power rankings reflect the most accurate difficulty of each card.

A big thank you to Sean Skeffington.

Please visit our Power Rankings page

We are always looking to buy, sell and trade T205’s. Would love to hear from you!

Thank you,

Matt and Turner













UPDATE AUGUST 2018

I HAVE EFFECTIVELY GIVEN UP WORKING ON THE REGISTRY AND GRADING WITH SGC DUE TO FRUSTRATION FROM PAST EXPERIENCES!

MATT



















Set Started: November 2005
Set Completed: December 2016
Work in Progress November 2005 - ?




Ave SGC Grade       57.77
Set Score                56.95
Complete               100%     
Set Superiority        56.95
         
Many of the cards are extremely
vibrant in hand.

ALL PRICES FOR FUN! FOR NOW
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Remaining SGC 50's
14. Remaining SGC 50's 
Goal: A set in all 60's

"Always Updating to 60's"
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T205 Keepers
15. T205 Keepers 
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T205 Minor Leaguers
16. T205 Minor Leaguers 
All T205 Minor League players have a SGC power rating of 2.

Really not that hard to find.

Minor League 50's

Batch
Collins
Frick
Hanford
Merritt
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Tough to Find in High Grade Condition
17. Tough to Find in High Grade Condition 
These cards are difficult to find- let alone in the condition depicted below
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Buddy - Beloved Jack Russel of 16 years
18. Buddy - Beloved Jack Russel of 16 years 
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45 Most Difficult T205 Cards
19. 45 Most Difficult T205 Cards 
45 Most Difficult T205 Cards

In somewhat of a extremely hard to difficult order.
The number beside the card is the SGC Power Rating

Good luck to those just starting
the beautiful T205 set.

Some cards are just plain tough to add to your set in a decent condition.

Buy the short prints first and Hall of Famers first.

Turner and I have worked on this set for the past 15 years.
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Tribute to Bugs Raymond
20. Tribute to Bugs Raymond 
At one time or another Turner and I have owned all of these Bugs Raymond cards, except for the T204.
A sad but true story.

MLB debut
September 23, 1904 for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
June 16, 1911 for the New York Giants


Win-Loss Record 45-57
Strikeouts 401
Earned run average 2.49

Teams
Detroit Tigers (1904)
St. Louis Cardinals (1907-08)
New York Giants (1909-11)


Led National League in losses with 25, 1908
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Turner's First Card Show
21. Turner's First Card Show 
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Columbus Blue Jackets Autos and Patches
22. Columbus Blue Jackets Autos and Patches 
Nice selection of CBJ players!
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