One of the hobby’s most devoted scholars of the T206 baseball card set has created a new research portal, universal set registry and marketplace for the most popular pre-War set.
Scot Reader’s T206 Insider offers a variety of tools aimed at helping readers understand the true scarcity and value of certain cards in the set and register graded cards in one place, even if cards in your set have been authenticated by multiple companies.
Reader began researching ‘The Monster’ in 2004 and wrote a book entitled “Inside T206 A Collector’s Guide to the Classic Baseball Card Set” (download it free below this story).
One tool Reader is hoping collectors will utilize offers what he calls “dynamic checklists” which he hopes will allow collectors to reach their T206 set goals in an intuitive fashion. You can use the sites’s widgets to filter and sort based on criteria of interest to you such as player name, team, print group, Hall of Fame status, scarcity rank (computed using a proprietary ranking methodology) and price multiplier. By combining different filters and sorting criteria, collectors can create a virtually limitless number of checklists that can provide fresh insights when attempting to add cards to their sets.
Other features include:
- Price Check. Want to know how much a T206 card with a particular back in a particular grade assigned by a particular grading company is worth? T206 Insider Price Check provides price estimates based on a few inputs into a custom price check form.
- Exclusive Research. Reader will include articles and information he’s accumulated on the T206 set. Already posted is an original article, ranking the scarcity of the 524 cards in the set.
- Universal Registry (Registration Required). The T206 Insider Universal Registry allows you to register your T206 collection by providing inputs into a custom registry form and see how it stacks-up against others on various counts—regardless of whether your cards are professionally graded or which service graded them.
- Marketplace (Registration Required). The T206 Insider Marketplace is designed exclusively for T206. From the seller’s perspective, the custom listing form allows you to list your cards for sale without any manual data entry. Users can monitor listings via a password-protected seller dashboard and receive email notifications from prospective buyers. Buyers are able to filter and sort searches. There are no final value fees or buyer’s premiums on transactions.
Registration and membership is free but Reader says a small annual fee will be charged beginning next year for those who want to continue using the Registry and Marketplace. Other site features will continue to be free of charge.
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