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    T206 COLOR VARIATION. In an effort to depict every major leaguer, the monumental T206 production routinely featured the likeness of one Bill Abstein, here rostered with the Pirates. There’s a strong possibility that when either of these cards emerged, Abstein had already been dismissed by the Major Leagues. Regardless, his place in our hobby’s heritage is firmly anchored by virtue of his appearance in this issue. Now nearly a hundred years have passed, and T206 continues to divulge secrets. One such is demonstrated in this distinct color variation witnessed on samples of Abstein. While uniform color and flesh tones are nearly identical, one card to the other, their flat backgrounds are decidedly different. Further, the images and captions are identical, and both are Piedmont "350 Subjects." The red background rendering (GD) is the standard, while the burnt orange is novel. The latter is Good with a mild crease toward the upper right, moderately worn corners and light damage on the back.

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