This Just In…
January 2nd, 2010 by slangon

Let’s take a break from showing off all my Christmas goodies, shall we?

I’m going to show off something else instead. A few weeks ago, Mark from Mark’s Ephemera had a little contest that I won, without knowing what the prize was. Turns out, the prize was this:


WHo would be crazy enough to give away an authentic 1910 T206 Cy Seymour card, you ask? Well, here’s the deal. All the way back in June of 2009, Carl Crawford Cards decided that little Cy Seymour needed to see the world. He ran a contest where the prize was that you got to keep a real T206 card for a month before sending him on to someone else for a month and so on and so forth. Mark eventually ended up with it, and then he passed it on to me.
*Note: I couldn’t quite figure out where CCC was based, so I just assumed he was in Florida, since he likes Carl Crawford.
New Note: I was straightened out on the location of Carl Crawford Cards, and the map has been updated accordingly.

It seems like the thinking behind starting this chain was that not too many people ever get the chance to see, feel, touch, smell, taste a 100 year old card. I know for me personally, I’ve got a handfull of 1933 Goudey’s, but those are the oldest cards that I own, and I have always wanted to see a T205 or T206 up close and personal. I must admit, it is one really cool card. The only drawback to having this card for a month is that I have to give it up. I’m always on the look out for cheap, banged up old cards on eBay, but now I really need to turn up the heat on my looking.

Mark also sent along this fake T206 so I could compare and contrast the two.

ames_fake_fames_fake_bSeeing the two together it is pretty glaring that the Ames is a fake, but I’m not so sure I would’ve been able to tell with Cy there to help me.

A hearty thanks to Mark and Carl Crawford Cards, and be on the look out for your chance to become Cy’s care taker in about a month.

5 Responses to “This Just In…”

  1. CCC is in North Dakota.

    According to your map, I sense an east coast bias.
    Just like everything else in the world.

    Time to shake it up! Well, in a month anyways;)

  2. Pretty cool! The oldest card I’ve ever held onto was from 1954.

  3. Sadly enough, I am indeed located in bone cold ND instead of sunny FL. Enjoy the Cy! I’ve gotten t206 and t205 cards for as cheap as $7 on ebay. Just takes some luck and patience! I think Cy only cost me a $10 or so.

  4. 50 STATES! 50 STATES!

  5. If it ever wants to see Florida i would love to hold that card!!!

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