Kid Elberfeld - 1911 T205 American Tobacco Co. Gold Borders

  

  

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Steve Elberfeld Collection


Profile of Elberfeld (62)


Player: Kid Elberfeld
Name on Card: Kid Elberfeld
Variation:
Card Number: 62

Category: Baseball
Year: 1911
ACC #: T205 (Common Back)
Set Name: 1911 Gold Borders
Card Size: 1-7/16 x 2-5/8
Number of cards in set: 208

Set Description: Unique for its gold leaf borders, which make them, very fragile and hard to find in high-grade condition. The fronts are litho printed with the Nationals being head to shoulder portraits. The Americans are headshots inside a diamond. The backs of the cards have 11 different tobacco advertisements. This set is for the common brands American Beauty, Hassan, Piedmont, Polar Bear, Sovereign, Cycle and Sweet Caporal. The scarcer backs are listed in their own sections.

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T205- Gold Borders

Nicknamed from their border color, these cards were issued in a number of different cigarette brands. The cards measure 1-7/16" x 2-5/8". American League cards feature a color lithograph of the player inside a stylized baseball diamond. National League cards have head and shoulders portraits and a plain background, additionally the first ever use of a facsimile autograph in a major card set. The 12 minor league players in the set feature three-quarter length portraits or action pictures in an elaborate frame of columns and other devices. Card backs of the major leaguers carry the player's full name and statistics. Card backs of the minor leaguers lack the statistics. The complete set price does not include the scarcer variations. This set is recommended for team and set building.

Kid Elberfeld - 1911 T205 American Tobacco Co. Gold Borders