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Card # 367 T206-Helmar
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Willie MAYS (HOF) Between pitches batting San Francisco Giants
Top Auction Price Total Sold Avg # Bids Avg # Bidders Last Sold
$ 125.49 12 9 6 March 5, 2019

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About the Player

A short bio from the Helmar “This Great Game” card back: The next time you see a grown man playing stickball with a group of kids in New York, take a close look: it might be Giants' star center fielder Willie Mays. Young at heart, The Say Hey Kid plays with unbridled enthusiasm and joy. So far, that joy has translated into big numbers for the strong young man from Westfield, Alabama. Mays might lead the league in batting one season, steals the next, and homers in another. His skills are as broad as his shoulders, which just might carry the G-Men to a World Series 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 #367 Willie MAYS San Francisco Giants HOF
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Current Bid: $162.00
Estimate: $58.00 - $125.00
Number Bids:13
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