1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball Cards

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball Cards



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Featuring an interesting design that allows two different players to each be the featured image for one card, 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball is a vintage release that is much kinder on the wallet than other vintage options of the time. Plus, there is the added bonus of knocking out two players at a time.

The 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball cards were inserted into packages of Mecca Cigarettes. A total of 50 cards and 100 players make up a complete set. While the name Mecca has a Middle Eastern flavor, the brand was part of the American Tobacco Company. The first part of the Twentieth Century marked an increased demand for Turkish tobacco among consumers and the Arabian names were concocted to help spur sales. Many of these names are familiar to collectors, including Fez, Turkey Red, Hassan and Fatima, among others.

There are a couple of innovations found on T201 cards that would show up again in future sets. First, the idea of featuring two players on a single card who shared a picture showed up in the 1955 Topps Doubleheaders set. Second, a line of statistics appears on the back. Up to that point, card backs normally included advertisements and little else.

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball fronts show a lithograph painting of a player in action, with the name and team city printed in the top left corner. On the back, the top half of another player's picture appears. That image can be folded and flipped over onto the legs/torso of the front-image player. The rest of the back shows statistics for both players and an advertisement for Mecca Cigarettes. The cards are unnumbered.

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball Sam Crawford Ty Cobb full 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball Sam Crawford Ty Cobb folded

Card pairs generally combine teammates. In some cases, both players are Hall of Famers. Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford make up one Hall of Fame combo, as do infielders for the Chicago Cubs in Johnny Evers and Frank Chance. However, the toughest 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball card features two common players, Patsy Dougherty and Harry Lord of the White Sox.

Although folds or creases are normally a negative as far as grading and overall value, 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball cards are judged with this in mind. Therefore, cards are generally not penalized for creases on the fold points unless there is tearing. However, the overall thinness of the paper used for the cards makes it difficult to find examples in high grade and paper loss can be an issue. Also, soft corners, mis-cuts and centering issues on the card backs cause problems for collectors.

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H. L. Gaspar Thomas R. Clarke 1911 Mecca Double Folders T201 - EX
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William Abstein John A. Butler 1911 Mecca Double Folders T201 - Fair
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1911 T201 Mecca Harold Chase & Edward Sweeney Double Fold Card New York Yankees
$99.00

1911 T201 Mecca A.P. Leifield & M.E. Simon Double Fold Card Pittsburgh Pirates
$59.00

1911 T201 Mecca John Lapp & John Barry Double Fold Card Philadelphia A's
$79.00

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folder Baseball Card Gaspar Clarke
$45.00

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folder Baseball Card Graham Mattern
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1911 T201 Mecca Double Folder Baseball Card Baker Downie
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Tris Speaker Earl Gardner 1911 Mecca Double Folders T201 - Poor
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Key Cards

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Sam Crawford / Ty Cobb

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball Sam Crawford Ty Cobb front 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball Sam Crawford Ty Cobb back

Johnny Evers / Frank Chance

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball Johnny Evers Frank Chance front 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball Johnny Evers Frank Chance back

Eddie Collins / Frank Baker

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball Eddie Collins Frank Baker front 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball Eddie Collins Frank Baker back

Christy Mathewson / Al Bridwell

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball Christy Mathewson Al Bridwell front 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball Christy Mathewson Al Bridwell back

Walter Johnson / Gabby Street

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball Walter Johnson Gabby Street front 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball Walter Johnson Gabby Street back

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1911 T201 MECCA CIGARETTES RUSSELL FORD OTIS JOHNSON SGC poor 1
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1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Miller Huggins & Roger Bresnahan SGC 35 Good 2.5
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1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Walter Johnson & Chas. Street SGC 10 Poor 1 Wash
$137.99

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Joe Lake & Bobby Wallace SGC 20 Fair 1.5
$44.99

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Frank LaPorte & James Stephens SGC 35 Good 2.5
$33.99

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Zach Wheat & Bill Bergen SGC 45 VG+ 3.5 Brooklyn
$106.99

1911 T201 Mecca #16 Tommy Clarke Harry Gaspar SGC 5.5 G9
$255.00

1911 T201 Mecca double folders Mordecai Brown & Arthur Hofman SGC 10 1 Poor
$16.66

1911 T201 MECCA CIGARETTES CRAWFORD COBB SGC 40 VG 3
$510.00

1911 T201 MECCA CIGARETTES SPEAKER GARDNER SGC 60 EX 5
$272.00

1911 T201 Mecca Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford SGC 7 Near Mint
$3,000.00

1911 T201 MECCA CIGARETTES JERRY DOWNS FRED ODWELL SGC 80 EX NM 6
$148.75

1911 T201 MECCA DOUBLE FOLDERS LAPORTE STEPHENS SGC 50 VG EX 4
$85.00

1911 T201 MECCA DOUBLE FOLDERS MATTERN GRAHAM SGC 50 VG EX 4
$85.00

1911 T201 MECCA DOUBLE FOLDERS TRIS SPEAKER EARL GARDNER SGC 20 Fair 1.5
$150.00

1911 T201 MECCA DOUBLE FOLDERS LEIFIELD SIMON SGC 70 (5.5)
$80.00
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Set Checklist

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

The cards are listed in alphabetical order by last name of the player on the front.
1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball Johnny Evers Frank Chance front 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Baseball Johnny Evers Frank Chance back

Bill Abstein / Johnny Butler
Harry Baker / Tom Downey
Jimmy Barrett / Ulysses McGlyn
Chief Bender / Rube Oldring
Mordecai Brown / Solly Hofman
Hal Chase / Ed Sweeney
Eddie Cicotte / Johny Thoney
Fred Clarke / Bobby Byrne
Eddie Collins / Frank Baker
Sam Crawford / Ty Cobb
Bill Donovan / Ralph Stroud
Red Downs / Fred Odwell
Larry Doyle / Chief Meyers
Johnny Evers / Frank Chance
Russ Ford / Otis Johnson
Edward Foster / Joseph Ward
Harry Gaspar / Tommy Clarke
Eddie Grant / Larry McLean
Roy Hartzell / Walter Blair
Charles Hickman / Harry Hinchman
Miller Huggins / Roger Bresnahan
Walter Johnson / Gabby Street
E.H. Killian / Edward Fitzpatrick
Johnny Kling / Leonard Cole
Nap Lajoie / Cy Falkenberg
Joe Lake / Bobby Wallace
Frank LaPorte / James Stephens
Jack Lapp / Jack Barry
Tommy Leach / George Gibson
Lefty Leifield / Michael Simon
Hans Lobert / Earl Moore
Harry Lord / Patsy Dougherty
Johnny Lush / Arnold Hauser
Al Mattern / Peaches Graham
Christy Mathewson / Al Bridwell
George McBride / Kid Elberfeld
James McCabe / Charles Starr
Joe McGinnity / Tom McCarty
Dots Miller / Buck Herzog
Nap Rucker / Jake Daubert
Cy Seymour / Jimmy Dygert
Tris Speaker / Larry Gardner
Ed Summers / Hugh Jennings
Ira Thomas / Jack Coombs
John Titus / Red Dooin
Terry Turner / George Stovall
Ed Walsh / Fred Payne
Zack Wheat / Bill Bergen
Hooks Wiltse / Fred Merkle
Sam Woodruff / Otto Williams

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1909 T201 Mecca Downs Odwell PSA VG-EX 4
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1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Gaspar Clarke PSA 5
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1911 T201 - Chief Bender & Rube Oldring - PSA 6.5 -- Mecca Double Folders
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1911 T 201 Mecca Double Folders F. Clarke R Byrne HOF PSA 4.5
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1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Frank Laporte & James Stephens PSA 3.5 VG!
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T-201 Mecca Ty Cobb Crawford PSA 5 Tigers
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1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders - Ty Cobb & Sam Crawford - PSA 4 -- (mikedenero)
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1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders - Walter Johnson & Gabby Street - PSA 5 -- HoF
$550.00

1911 T201 Mecca Frank Chance & Johnny Evers PSA GOOD+ 2.5
$175.00

1911 T201 MECCA DOUBLE FOLDERS JOHNSON STREET PSA 5+ HOF
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1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders John Lapp & John Barry PSA 5 EX (PWCC)
$11.50

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Fred Clarke & Byrne PSA 5 EX (PWCC)
$26.00

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders John Lapp & John Barry PSA 3 VG (PWCC)
$10.51

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Edward Foster & Joseph Ward PSA 5 EX (PWCC)
$10.51
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