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Card # 470 T206-Helmar
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Monte IRVIN Mustard colored background Almendares Scorpions
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$ 100.00 22 5 4 April 10, 2024

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About the Player

From the "This Great Game" card back: When Monte Irvin was finally given a chance to play a full season in the major leagues he batted .312, hit 24 home runs, led the league with 124 RBIs, and finished third in NL MVP voting. He was 32 years old when he did that for the Giants, but he had been playing professional baseball at a high level since he was 18. His years spent in the Negro Leagues didn’t obscure his greatness however, and Monte was respected by his peers, including a young Willie Mays, who idolized his teammate.

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 #470 Monte IRVIN Almendares Scorpions HOF
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