Tuesday, January 31, 2017

I Have Joined the T205 Club

About two years ago I picked up my first (and to this point, only) T206.  That card was Tubby Spencer, a little-used catcher who played in just 28 games with the Red Sox in 1909.  Recently, I added my first T205.  It is another catcher, but this time, one that spent ten seasons with the Red Sox and was also the team's manager for back-to-back World Championship seasons:
This is Bill "Rough" Carrigan.  Here is a look at the back:
Obviously the front is in better shape than the back, but with these types of cards, I am not looking for something in pristine, or even good condition.  I am just happy that I was able to add this one.  Most of my oldest cards are catchers, which says something.  Of my five pre-WWII cards, three are catchers.  Carrigan is the best one yet, beating Moe Berg and Spencer.  As mentioned, Carrigan is also notable as the only Red Sox manager to lead the team to back-to-back World Championships.


  1. Congrats on joining the club - I hope to gain membership one of these days, as well!

  2. Welcome to the club!

  3. Great card! With old cards, I almost prefer they be beat up. If a card is 100 years old, looking pack fresh makes it look like a reprint.

  4. He really does look rough (and I'm not referring to the condition of the card). Check out this awesome photo:

  5. No matter the condition, I'm always happy to a card over a century old. Congrats!