I was filing away the awesome T206 card I received from Zippy Zappy into my vintage Giants binder and decided that one isn't enough. I decided to make a checklist of all the Giants in the set and see if I could perhaps find some reasonably priced T206s to add to my collection. I am not a stickler for condition usually but I typically like to purchase cards without creases or paper loss but upon researching the available T206 cards and their prices I realized my collection would stay quite small unless I altered my condition expectations.
In the end I decided to look for cards that look good to my eye, creases were perfectly fine and I would even take a little paper loss. I think I did okay with this card of Chief Myers. Chief has 3 variations in the set and this is the fielding version (the other 2 are a portrait and batting).
When I researched the Giants in the set, I found that there are 52 Giants cards - I am not concerning myself with the different backs at this point. As I eluded to in the title of my post, the creation of the checklist and the recent addition of 2 beauties from the set has led to a new collecting goal for me. I have decided to add one new Giants T206 card to my collection each month. I am hoping to keep this goal in play throughout the remainder of 2015 and all of 2016 & 2017. This would get me to about the halfway point of the team set.
I honestly don't see myself ever completing this team set. There are 3 different Christy Mathewson cards and 4 different John McGraw cards that sell at a premium even in worse condition than this Chief card. Maybe one day I could score one of each player but I don't want to even set the goal of the team set when it is so far out of reach.
I am pretty excited to be expanding my membership in the T206 club!