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Podcast by The Monster Podcast

The Monster Podcast The Monster Podcast

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Podcast by The Monster Podcast

    Episode 9- Signed T206s with collector Paul Mifsud of SignedT206.com

    Episode 9- Signed T206s with collector Paul Mifsud of SignedT206.com

    Jay and Justin welcome special guest Paul Mifsud of SignedT206.com for a fascinating discussion about collecting autographed T206s, including their history, rarity, value and how to spot authentics and fakes.

    Recommended resources:
    Web: www.SignedT206.com
    Instagram: Instagram.com/SignedT206

    (Producer's note: This episode was recorded via Skype during the COVID-19 quarantine).

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 8- Building a beater binder w/ ex-MLB hurler Dean Kiekhefer

    Episode 8- Building a beater binder w/ ex-MLB hurler Dean Kiekhefer

    Jay and Justin welcome former MLB pitcher Dean Kiekhefer (Cardinals, A's) for a fun discussion about his time in the big leagues and his quest to amass the ugliest T206 sets ever with his "beater binder" project.

    (Producer's note: This episode was recorded via Skype during the COVID-19 quarantine).

    • 49 min
    Episode 7- Droppin' knowledge on population reports

    Episode 7- Droppin' knowledge on population reports

    Jay and Justin discuss the benefits and drawbacks of grading companies' population reports and how to use them to guide decisions about collecting T206s.

    (Producer's note: This episode was recorded via Skype during the COVID-19 quarantine).

    Some recommended reading:
    https://www.sportscollectorsdaily.com/pop-report-comparisons-of-pre-war-and-post-war-vintage/

    https://www.sportscollectorsdaily.com/while-helpful-population-reports-have-limitations/

    https://www.sportscollectorsdaily.com/t206-hall-of-famers/

    PSA Population Report for T206s: https://www.psacard.com/pop/t206/ &
    https://www.psacard.com/pop/t206/?byback=1&pf=0

    SGC Population Report for T206s:
    https://gosgc.com/pop-report

    Scot Reader's "Inside T206: A Collector’s Guide to the Classic Baseball Card Set": http://www.oldcardboard.com/t/t206/InsideT206-Centennial-edition.pdf

    • 30 min
    Episode 6- The lowdown on short prints

    Episode 6- The lowdown on short prints

    Jay and Justin discuss collecting in the COVID-19 era and take a deep dive into the Big 4 (including the elusive Honus Wagner treasure) and the other limited run cards (aka "short prints") in the T206 set.

    (Editor's note: This episode was recorded via Skype during the COVID-19 quarantine).

    Some recommended reading:

    Scot Reader's "Inside T206: A Collector’s Guide to the Classic Baseball Card Set": http://www.oldcardboard.com/t/t206/InsideT206-Centennial-edition.pdf

    http://t206resource.com/The%20Big%20Four.html

    http://www.thatt206life.com/2019/10/26/gettysburg-eddie-plank-and-his-t206-rarity-a-110-year-old-puzzle-solved/

    https://prewarcards.com/2018/04/20/what-if-the-honus-wagner-t206-wasnt-a-short-print/

    • 44 min
    Episode 5- Basics on backs

    Episode 5- Basics on backs

    Jay and Justin cover the basics on what the different advertising backs on the reverse of T206 cards are all about, and why collectors care.

    Jay's back ranking from the episode is as follows:

    T206 BACK SCARCITY RANKING

    B.S. TIER
    Old Mill brown
    Lenox brown
    Blank back
    Ty Cobb

    SUPER TOUGH TIER
    Broad Leaf 460
    Drum
    Uzit
    Lenox black
    Broad Leaf 350
    Red Hindu
    Carolina Brights

    TOP TIER
    American Beauty 460

    Brown Hindu

    Cycle 460

    Piedmont 350-460 factory 42

    TOUGH TIER
    American Beauty 350 frame
    American Beauty 350 no frame
    Cycle 350
    EPDG
    Tolstoi

    PLUS BACKS
    Old Mill (plus Southern variation)
    Polar Bear
    Sovereign 150
    Sovereign 350 series apple green
    Sovereign 350 series forest green
    Sovereign 460

    SWEET CAPORAL FACTORY VARIATIONS
    Sweet Caporal 150 factory 649 overprint
    Sweet Caporal 150 factory 25
    Sweet Caporal 350 factory 25
    Sweet Caporal 350-460 factory 25
    Sweet Caporal 350-460 factory 42
    Sweet Caporal 350-460 factory 42 scroll

    COMMONS
    Piedmont 150 factory 25
    Piedmont 350 factory 25
    Piedmont 350-460 factory 25
    Sweet Caporal 350-460 factory 30
    Sweet Caporal 150 factory 30
    Sweet Caporal 350 factory 30

    • 32 min
    Episode 4- Blueprint for building The Monster

    Episode 4- Blueprint for building The Monster

    Jay and Justin present a blueprint for building the complete T206 set on a budget.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

joeoneone ,

Very informative!

I listened to every episode as a new collector to the pre-war era. I had previously collected post-war for 25 years and learned the importance of educating oneself to a niche before diving headfirst. This podcast was perfect for me in that process and I have found myself revisiting certain episodes multiple times for reference.

Kjharper06 ,

T206

I am just doing my research into getting started on collecting T206’s so far I’ve found this incredibly interesting and helpful!

Todd_i8 ,

Great idea

Great idea for a podcast. Enjoy the passion for the set and the fun and practical information from fellow monster hunters. Good job. Keep them coming.

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