Elemetal, which created a T206 style silver bar set has released its second of five in the series. The new product debuted late last year with a Honus Wagner bar that sold out fairly quickly.
The new edition is a Cy Young release that includes 1,909 total bars, with three versions, just like the original T206 cards.
The portrait version with green background is a short print. While exact production numbers have not been released, collectors can also look for a very limited number of a Boston variety SSP. Only 10 bars have been issued with the Boston team name printed on front.
There were three variations of the Wagner release, one printed with the modern spelling of Pittsburgh fully spelled out, including the “h” that wasn’t present on Wagner’s famous T206 baseball card. Those SSP Wagner bars were serial numbered 201, 404, and 406.
The Young release, like the Wagner, includes 21 “Key Card Number” insert cards. These cards connect the serial number on the bar to a key number or stat related to the player’s career. For example, card number 511 equals Young’s number of career wins.
The third player in the Silver Series will be Christy Mathewson, due out next month.
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Four days, 900 miles and several appointments isn’t a vacation, but it’s better than sliding on ice. Just Collect managed to land a run of older sets, a few high-grade T206s, a run of Mantle cards, several 1933 OPC hockey cards, some Ali autographs and a scorecard from Allie Reynolds’ second no-hitter in 1951, among other things. Read about the trip here.
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Follow the provenance and see the clubs here.
One of the 17 1969-70 Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) rookie cards graded PSA 9 sold at auction Thursday night for a pretty penny. See it here.