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Card # 366 T206-Helmar
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Joe DiMAGGIO Ball forward San Francisco Seals
Top Auction Price Total Sold Avg # Bids Avg # Bidders Last Sold
$ 100.00 12 9 5 March 19, 2019

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About the Player

From the 'This Great Game' card back: Few players are humble when they near the end of their playing career, but Joe has graciously handed the torch to young fly chaser Mickey Mantle in The Bronx. It’s been a few seasons since Joltin' Joe set the baseball world on fire, but he still draws cheers for his brilliant swing and leadership skills. In 1951 the 36 year old was an All-Star for the 13th time in 13 seasons, and more importantly he helped the Yanks to their third straight title.

About the Series

The Helmar T206 series is one of our boldest and most important projects. Each card is the same size as the original American Tobacco 1909-1911 T206 cards, though the Helmar T206s are thicker and sturdier. Each Helmar T206 is made from an original, exclusive painting. Cuban stars, Babe Ruth with the Red Sox, Negro Leaguers, and Ty Cobb shaking hands with Honus Wagner are some of the most popular Helmar T206s.

We also spend a huge amount of time creating evocative, humorous, interesting backs. In creating these cards, we have a deep appreciation for the unknown artists who brought the original T206s to life.

Oddities: Card #26, Fred Clarke, has two versions. One has the painting cropped at about the knees. The second has a closer cropping of the head and chest. The fuller figure is much more rare. A similar situation exists for card #501, Tom Jones. The closer cropping is rarer and is found only with the Colgan's Chips logo in the bottom right corner.

A handful of test cards were made with proposed back designs that were never used. They are hand marked as such. The fronts featured either Walter Johnson or Rabbit Maranville.

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T206-Helmar, San Francisco Seals
Card #Thumbnail PicPlayer NamePositionTop Auction Price
117HEILMANN, HarryPortrait$ 76.00
366DiMAGGIO, JoeBall forward$ 100.00


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T206-Helmar #366 Joe DiMAGGIO San Francisco Seals HOF
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Current Bid: $78.00
Estimate: $55.00 - $100.00
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