Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Vintage Card Of The Month: 1909-11 T206 Frank King

This month’s VCoM comes from the T206 series. Most cards from the T206 release can be difficult to date because the set was inserted in to tobacco packs between 1909 and 1911, the King card though came from the initial 1909 release. Frank King only played for the Danville Red Sox during the 1909 season.
King was an outfielder that played 7 seasons, all in the minor leagues for 4 different teams. Saying he was a professional baseball player was being polite, his best season was in 1905 with the Savannah Pathfinders where he played 88 games and had .270 BA and 86 hits. He ended his career with a .222 BA and 487 hits.
The good thing about the card is that it is in decent shape, the corners are rounded and the front surface is chipped but the color is still bright. Additionally, it is my only Old Mill back. The back is stained and cut off-center just as I like my Tobacco era cards.

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