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T207 - By Advertising Back
Views of the T207 set grouped by advertising back, as available.

Just another way to highlight the obsession that is this set...   There is much more to be learned about the set, the artwork, and the printing/distribution methods...
Date(s): July 5, 2010. 1 - 8 of 8 Total. Shared
Broadleaf
1. Broadleaf 
The "Broadleaf-class" cards consist of those backed with Broadleaf, Cycle or Factory 25 designations, as well as the same player poses with the Factory 3 designation.  These cards are significantly more scarce than the Recruit class, accounting for only about 16% of all T207's

The Broadleaf-backed cards make up for about 50% of the cards of its class, and while relatively plentiful compared to Cycle and the Anonymous backed cards should be considered very scarce when compared to other mainstream sets like T205 and T206.

All 50 player poses (51 with variations) are known to exist with the Broadleaf back.
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Cycle
2. Cycle 
All 50 player poses are known to exist with the Cycle back.  The Lewis "no emblem" variation probably also exists but has not been actively tracked and recorded

These images are from personal collections and public auction sites and represent the range of poses with the Cycle back.
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Anonymous - Factory 25
3. Anonymous - Factory 25 
One of the more curious aspects of this set is the "anonymous" backed cards.  No manufacturer is present - only the  factory designations appear.

These cards are present with either Factory 3 (LA) or Factory 25 (VA) as the designation.  Further confusing the matter is the distribution across card classes. The Factory 25 designation only appears with Broadleaf-class cards, while Factory 3 appears with both.

The Factory 25 backed cards are difficult enough, being part of the "Broadleaf-class", but even within that subset, they're tough!  They rank among the least common of all T207's, accounting for only about 1-2% of the entire population accounted for in a multi-year survey.

These images are from personal collections and public auction sites and represent the range of poses with the Anonymous - Factory 25 back.
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Anonymous - Factory 3
4. Anonymous - Factory 3 
Like the similar "Factory 25" cards the "Factory 3" anonymous cards do not include a manufacturer, and have historically been designated as "Coupon".  Unlike its partner, the Factory 3 cards include both the more difficult "Broadleaf-class" cards and a smattering of the (generally) easier Recuruit-class cards.

This album is dedicated to examples of the Broadleaf-class cards with Factory 3 backs - 50 individual poses, plus the Lewis "no-emblem" variation.
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Anonymous - Factory 3 "Recruits"
5. Anonymous - Factory 3 "Recruits" 
One of the more curious aspects of this set is the "anonymous" backed cards.  No manufacturer is present - only the  factory designations appear.

These cards are present with either Factory 3 (LA) or Factory 25 (VA) as the designation.  Further confusing the matter is the distribution across card classes. The Factory 25 designation only appears with Broadleaf-class cards, while Factory 3 appears with both.  This led to early beliefs that the Factory 3-backed cards were the only T207s with which you could complete a full set.

Current thinking is that this is not the case, but that Factory 3 designated cards were printed with all Broadleaf-class poses, but only with a fraction of the Recruit-class players.

At present, it is hypothesized that 50 Recruit-class cards will be found with the "Anonymous - Factory 3" back- 49 players are confirmed.
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Napoleon - Factory 240
6. Napoleon - Factory 240 
The Napoleon back variety shares the same poses and players as the Recruit set and is thus considered one of the "Recruit-class" backs.  Though they're not given much consideration, they may well be one of the harder T207 backs.  They don't show up all that often - a 2003-2004 survey only counted about 2% of Napoleons reported among all the backs.

Napoleon-backed cards are only known from Factory 240 at this point in time - all 150 "Recruit-class" cards are believed to exist with this back.  About 140 are accounted for using recent survey data and personal observations - the others are likely to appear.
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Recruit - Factory 240
7. Recruit - Factory 240 
Without question, the most common of the T207 card back varieties, the Recruit back accounts for almost 85% of all cards, based on various surveys.

The "Factory 240" designation is the more prevalent of the two Recruit backs in my opinion, based solely on observation of backs over time, whenever such data was available.  It  seems more prevalent than Factory 606 by about a 2-1 or 3-1 margin.

All 155 "Recruit-class" cards are known with the Factory 240 back.
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Recruit - Factory 606
8. Recruit - Factory 606 
In combination with the 240 designation back, the Recruit Factory 606 accounts for about 85% of all T207 cards, based on various surveys.

The "Factory 606" designation is less prevalent than the Factory 240, based solely on observation of backs over time, probably by a 2-1 or 3-1 margin.

No hard data behind that numbers, just feel.  No one cares enough about the nuances of the set to attribute any value to one factory over another, except those of us with the sickness ...

All 155 "Recruit-class" cards are known with this back.
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