Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ebay Purchase of the Day: Otto Knabe 1909 T206

For the bargain price of $14.95 (and a reasonable $3 shipping charge), I have received a very nice T206 Phillies card. This is my first ever T206 card- very glad to finally add one to my collection. For those of you who aren't as into baseball cards as I am, T206 was a set that was issued with tobacco cigarettes at the turn of the century. Although there are some tobacco sets that date back to the 1880's, this is the set that put baseball cards on the map- it's also the set that featues the most famous, and valuable card ever- Honus Wagner.

This particular card features no creasing, decent corners and great color for a 100 year old relic.

Otto is sporting a killer sweater as well- wasn't Alysa Milano sporting a hat like that today at the Phils game?

Anyway, let's take a quick look at Knabe- see if I got a decent Phillie, or if he's another Blondy Ryan:

OK- this guy was a solid 2nd baseman!

Being that he was voted in in the top 20 in the MVP in back to back seasons (1912 & 1913), could steal some bases (143 over 11 seasons), and spent almost his entire career as a Phillie.

The scary part is his career most closely mirrors Ivan Dejesus, the former Phils shortstop - scary only because Ivan was involved in probably the worst deal in franchise history.



Phillies worst trade ever

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