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Card # 463 T206-Helmar
Player Position Team
John "Pop" LLOYD (HOF) Green fields, blue sky Philadelphia Giants
Top Auction Price Total Sold Avg # Bids Avg # Bidders Last Sold
$ 89.00 24 7 5 January 3, 2024

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About the Player

Lloyd began his professional career in 1905 with the Cuban X-Giants as a catcher. By 1907, “Pop” was playing shortstop and batting cleanup. Over the next decade he played for whatever team could afford to pay him best, usually in the Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey areas. By 1914 he found himself in Chicago with Rube Foster's Chicago American Giants. Lloyd led the Giants to championships that year and in 1917. Continuing his traveling ways, Lloyd skipped from one team to another until the Hilldale Daisies called in 1922. In 1923 the Eastern Colored League was organized and Lloyd, serving as the Daisies player-manager, hit .418 to lead his team to the league's inaugural pennant. Leading sportswriters of the day often referred to Lloyd as the "Black Honus Wagner". When the real Wagner heard about the comparison he replied that he considered it a privilege to be compared to Lloyd. Elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1977.

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, Philadelphia Giants
Card #Thumbnail PicPlayer NamePositionTop Auction Price
271Duncan, FrankMitt in pocket$ 157.00
462WHITE, SolSitting cross legged with bat$ 143.50
463LLOYD, John "Pop"Green fields, blue sky$ 89.00


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T206-Helmar #463 John "Pop" LLOYD Philadelphia Giants HOF
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Estimate: $46.00 - $89.00
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