I have acquired Cobb and White from Net54ers and Bender is pending.
My goal here is to complete the 55-card run from the 350/460 Series with the Sweet Caporal 460
Factory 42 N.C. Overprinted backs. I currently have 51 (or 52) of these cards.
In researching this Overprint back, I've come across some good stuff that you T206 "junkies" might
In early 1911, American Tobacco Co. (ATC) ceased production at their New York plant(Factory 30).
Anticipating their impending break-up.....ATC transferred their NY Sweet Caporal production to the
L&M plant (Factory 42) in Durham, NC.
Approx. the same time, ATC's American Beauty and Piedmont production at the Richmond, Virginia
plant (Factory 25) was also transferred to Factory 42 in NC.
American Litho. selected 55 Subjects from the 270 cards in the "350" series and extended them in
to the 460 series. They printed a lot of these cards with the Sweet Caporal 460 Fac. 30 N.Y. back.
This large stock of these 55 Subjects with the Factory 30 back, however, were never issued, since
this NY plant had been closed.
Instead, American Litho. overprinted the "Factory 30...." line with a scroll and added on the bottom
of the Sweet Cap. backs...."Factory 42 4th Dist. N.C.". Then these overprinted T206's were ship-
ped down to the Durham plant, where they were inserted into the Sweet Cap. packs in early 1911.
The offset scroll on this card's back reveals a glimpse of the original Factory 30 N.Y. printing.
If my Factory 30 research is correct, it also explains why the LENOX and UZIT backs are very rarely
found on these 55 Subjects in the 350/460 Series. They were short-printed due to Fac. 30 closing.
Checklist......350/460 Series......55 cards
Ames (hands above head)
Bender (no trees)..................pending
M. Brown (Chicago)
Cobb (bat off)
Dougherty (arm in air)
Jennings (one hand)
Jennings (two hands).............need
Konetchy (glove low)
Lake (no ball)
McIntyre (Brooklyn & Chi)
Overall (yellow sky)................need
Reulbach (no glove)
Tinker (bat off)
Wagner (bat on right)
Thanks to Net54er's who have helped me acquire cards for this sub-set
Any help in finding these last 3 remaining cards is greatly appreciated......
Jennings (two hands)
Overall yellow sky)