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Card # 377 T206-Helmar
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Tony LAZZERI (HOF) Stepping forward in bat stance Salt Lake City Bees
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$ 52.00 11 6 4 August 27, 2019

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About the Player

A short bio from the Boston Garter Game of the Century card back: Last year “Poosh ‘Em Up Tony” helped the Yankees win their third Worlds Championship and fourth AL pennant since 1926. Lazzeri, who has always displayed good power for a second baseman, hit 2 home runs in the concluding fourth game of the World Series to nail the Cubs’ coffin shut. Before coming to New York he hit 60 homers and racked up 222 RBI in one season (1925) for Salt Lake City. Tony was tarred for striking out with the bases loaded in the seventh inning of Game Seven of the 1926 World Series, but mgr. Huggins defended him, saying, “Anyone can strike out, but ballplayers like Lazzeri come along once in a generation.”

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 #377 Tony LAZZERI Salt Lake City Bees HOF
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Current Bid: $16.00
Estimate: $25.00 - $52.00
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