About the 1909-11 T206 Card Set
In 1909 the American Tobacco Company (ATC) forever revolutionized sports cards with their initial release of a tobacco baseball card set. The label T206 was initially assigned to this set by collector Jefferson Burdick in his 1939 book, The United States Card Collectors Catalog.
Designed to support sales of tobacco, the cards were packaged within cigarette boxes and tobacco pouches and sold under a variety of brand names consolidated by the ATC. Extremely successful in their mission, they continued to produce the set over a three year period.
Today, the 1909-11 T206 tobacco card set is recognized as one of the most iconic and collectible sets in baseball history. It's 524 unique subjects and wide array of back types, series, teams and leagues offer collectors several options. Commonly referred to as The Monster Set, it presents collectors a unique challenge to dive deep into the history of baseball and American tobacco cards.
T206Cards.com strives to become the premier online store for collectors of vintage baseball and tobacco cards. Shop our wide and always growing selection of collectibles including individual cards, exciting vintage set breaks and gorgeous larger-than-life prints of your favorite tobacco cards.
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Founded in July, 2022, we recently set up shop in an office space in Santa Rosa, California. We are not a retail location, though we do take in-person appointments and would love to review your collection. Contact us or schedule an appointment if you'd like to stop in!
Justin Farber began collecting cards as a child in the early 1990s, purchasing $0.25 mystery packs from a small town mall's hobby shop in rural South Dakota. Hooked, the obsession grew as he ultimately built 1953-1956 Topps sets and fell in love with the T206 set, amassing a collection of over 320 unique subjects.
A graduate of Pepperdine University and Quantic University's EMBA program, Justin spent over a decade in the workforce helping to develop ad tech solutions and managing multi-million dollar digital advertising campaigns for a variety of companies including Ford, Glad, and most recently Marcus by Goldman Sachs.
In March 2023, Justin gladly resigned from his Associate Director role at a leading global ad agency. He is now dedicated to growing the T206 Cards business, and is currently focused on listing new products to the site and curating future vintage set breaks. He also helps admin one of the largest and most active vintage trading cards groups on Facebook, VINTAGE CARDS - FIRE SALES - WAX - ESTATES - AUCTION HOUSE ⭐️ 1860-1993.