1910 T209 Contentnea Photo Series Baseball Cards

1910 T209 Contentnea Photo Series Baseball Cards



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1910 T209 Contentnea Photo Series Baseball is the second installment of T209 cards. While the black-and-white images are not as visually appealing as the color lithographs of the T209 First Series, the extensive checklist and general rarity make it an intriguing under-the-radar set for vintage collectors.

Generally referred to as Photo Series, T209-2 or Type II in order to differentiate it from the T209 Contentnea First Series cards, the two sets are quite different. Where the first series was a color issue of just 16 cards, the Photo Series release is much larger and made up of black-and-white photos. And while both series releases advertise that players from three minor leagues are covered, the Photo Series is the only T209 set to feature the Virginia League in addition to the Carolina Association and Eastern Carolina League.

1910 T209 Contentnea Photo Series Baseball Doyle 1910 T209 Contentnea Photo Series Baseball card back

Cards in 1910 T209 Contentnea Photo Series Baseball are slightly bigger than the First Series set, measuring 1-5/8" by 2-3/4". It is believed that the T209-2 set was released after the T209-1 series, once it was determined to be far too expensive to continue with lithographs. However, several of the players from the First Series have cards in the Photo Series, so it's doubtful it was meant to be an actual extension of that set.

1910 T209 Contentnea Photo Series Baseball fronts feature a black-and-white photo surrounded by a white border. Some cards showcase portrait shots, while others feature full-length poses. A white box within the picture contains the player's name and team city. Similar to the First Series, the Photo Series cards feature a basic advertisement for Contentnea cigarettes and mention the three leagues by name. Unlike the earlier release, most of the T209-2 cards do not contain stamped factory information as it was printed on like most of the other tobacco cards of the era.1910 T209 Contentnea Photo Series Baseball Thompson

While the set is over a century old, there is sill some dispute about the actual number of cards in the set. Full 1910 T209 Contentnea Photo Series Baseball checklist numbers range from 220 to 226 cards and remain uncertain because of unverified cards and the possibility that more cards could be uncovered. In any case, the set is tough to put together and examples are sometimes much more expensive due to competition among set collectors.

Although there are no star names in the 1910 T209 Contentnea Photo Series Baseball checklist, nearly 30 of the players spent time in the majors. Perhaps one of the more intriguing additions, B. E. Thompson was not a baseball player but was still included in the set dressed as Uncle Sam. The card also has a different back than the rest of the set.

Additionally, two players were featured on one horizontal card. While multiple subjects on the same card is not uncommon in 1910 T209 Contentnea Photo Series Baseball, this is the only card to list both players on the card by name - Presley & Pritchard.

1910 T209 Contentnea Photo Series Baseball Presley Pritchard

One notable miss is Jim Thorpe, who played for two Eastern Carolina minor league teams during the 1909 and 1910 season.

More recently, a previously unknown Photo Series souvenir album surfaced at auction, selling for just under $30,000. The album was meant to house the majority of the T209-2 cards by team, but not all the known cards had designated spots.

Top eBay Listings

1910 T209 Contentnea 1st (color) series Armstrong PSA 1.5 Fair
$56.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Bentley - Greensboro - SGC 10 - Tough
$170.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Bourquin - Wilmington - SGC 30 - Tough
$240.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Bigbie - Raleigh - SGC 20 - Tough
$200.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Cooper - Wilmington - SGC 30 - Tough
$275.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Coutts - Charlotte - SGC 50 - Tough
$375.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Dobson - Fayetteville - SGC 60 - Tough
$550.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Drumm - Greenville - SGC 10 - Tough
$170.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Ebinger - Wilmington - PSA 4 - Tough
$375.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Fairbanks - Spartanburg - PSA 3 - Tough
$290.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Ferrell - Winston-Salem - SGC 10 - Tough
$170.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Flowers - Greenville - PSA 3 - Tough
$275.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Foltz - Wilmington - SGC 20 - Tough
$200.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Forque - Rocky Mt - SGC 30 - Tough
$240.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Garman - Charlotte - SGC 20 - Tough
$200.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Gastmeyer - Rocky Mt - SGC 50 - Tough
$375.00
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Set Checklist

1910 T209 Contentnea Photo Series Baseball Set Checklist

The cards are listed in alphabetical order by last name.
Abercrombie
Andrada
Armstrong
Armstrong
Averett
Baker
Banner
Bausewein
Beatty
Bentley
Beusse
Biel
Bigbie
Bigbie
Blackstone
Bonner
Bourquin
Bowen
Boyle
Brandon
Brazelle
Brent
Brown
Busch
Bussey
Byrd
Cafalu
Callahan
Chandler
Clapp
Clark
Clemens
Clunk
Cooper
Corbett
Cote
Coutts
Cowan
Cowells
Creagan
Cross
Dailey
Claud Derrck
Fred Derrick
Charles Doak
Fred Doak
Dobard
Dobson
Doyle
Drumm
Duvie
Ebinger
Eldridge
Evans
Fairbanks
Farmer
Ferrell
Fisher
Flowers
Fogarty
Foltz
Foreman
Forque
Francis
Fulton
Galvin
Gardin
Garman
Gastmeyer
Gaston
Gates
Gehring
Gillespie
Gorham
Mgr. Griffin
Harry Griffin
Guiheen
Gunderson
Hale
Halland
Hamilton
Hammersley
Handiboe
Hannifen
Hargrave
Harrington
Harris
Hart
Hartley
Hawkins
Hearne
Hicks
Hobbs
Hoffman
Hooker
Howard
Howedel
Hudson
Humphrey
Hyames
Irvine
Irving
A. N. Jackson
Walter Jackson
P. A. Jenkins
Harry Jenkins
Jobson
Johnson
Keating
Kelley
James Kelly
M. Kelly
King Kelly
King
Kite
Kunkle
Landgraff
Lane
Lathrop
Lavoia
Levy
Lloyd
Loval
Lucia
Luyster
MacConachie
Malcolm
Martin
Mayberry
Andrew McCarthy
Joseph McCarthy
McCormick
McFarland
McFarlin
C. McGeehan
Dan McGeehan
McHugh
McKeavitt
Merchant
Midkiff
Miller
Missitt
Morgan
Morrissey
Mullany
Mullinix
Mundell
Munsen
Murdock
Newton
Noojin
Novak
Ochs
Painter
Peloguin
Phealean
Phoenix
Powell
Presley & Pritchard
Priest
Prim
Pritchard
Rawe
Redfern
Reeves
Reggy
Richardson
Rickard
Rickert
Ridgeway
Roth
Salve
Schmidt
Schrader
Schumaker
Sexton
Shanghnessy
Sharp
Shaw
Sherrill
Simmons
Arthur Smith
D. Smith
W. G. Smith
Spratt
Springs
Steinbach
Stewart
Stoehr
Stouch
Sullivan
Swindell
Taxis
Templin
Thompson
B. E. Thompson
Tiedeman
Titman
Toner
Turner
Tydeman
Vail
Verbout
Vickery
Curtis Walker
Clarence "Tillie" Walker
Wallace
Walsh
Walters
Waters
Waymack
Webb
Wehrell
Weldon
Welsher
Westlake
Williams
Willis
Wingo
Wood
Woolums
Workman
Wright
Wynne
1910 T209 Contentnea Photo Series Baseball Doyle

Top eBay Listings

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Ebinger - Wilmington - PSA 4 - Tough
$375.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Fairbanks - Spartanburg - PSA 3 - Tough
$290.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Flowers - Greenville - PSA 3 - Tough
$275.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Luyster - Fayetteville - PSA 2 - Tough
$240.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - McFarlin - Greenville - PSA 3 - Tough
$275.00

1910 T209 Contentnea B & W - Walsh - Norfolk - PSA 4 MK - Tough
$230.00

1910 T209 Contentnea Series 1 Hearne PSA 2 (7156)
$280.00

1910 T209 Contentnea Series 1 Forque PSA 1 (7155)
$179.00

1910 T209 Contentnea Series 1 Lavola PSA 2 (7158)
$230.00

T209 Contentnea Cigarettes Hoffman, Releigh PSA 2 Great example
$165.00

TY COBB T209 1909-11 PSA 2 Red Portrait Original Card See Scan Piedmont Back
$1,000.00

1910 T209-2 Contentnea #16 Bourquin PSA 3 U5176
$395.00

1910 T209-2 Contentnea #61 Foltz PSA 3 U5175
$305.00

1910 T209 Contentnea Arthur Smith PSA 4 Lynchburg
$750.00

1910 T209 Contentnea Frank Dobson PSA 3 Fayetteville
$600.00

1910 T209 Contentnea Frank Hale PSA 4 Richmond Colts
$750.00
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