T211 Red Sun Baseball Cards

T211 Red Sun Baseball Cards

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Made in New Orleans and distributed around that part of the country, Red Sun cards - also known as Green Borders - are quite scarce today. A minor league-only issue, it featured players from the Southern League. It was issued at the same approximate time as Series 8 of the T210 Old Mill set, and features many of the same players.

Card fronts feature a black-and-white photograph of a player, surrounded by a green border. At the bottom of the card, the player's name and team city appear in black ink. Backs feature an advertisement for Red Sun cigarettes in bright red ink, which makes the card stand out quite nicely. The back states that the set is made up of Southern League players, as well as an indication that the cards were part of a First Series, but no additional series ever arrived.

There are 75 cards in a complete set. It's considered very tough to piece together a complete set due to their scarcity. Few have been graded (in comparison with other T-series cards) and they're not that common on either eBay or through major auction houses. Although non-PCL minor league issues have never had much popularity among hobbyists, the lack of any stars really hurts T211s. That said, they're truly scarce cards, many having a lower known population than the famed T206 Wagner. Even getting one example as a type card can be a great addition to a collection.

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