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Old 12-12-2018, 05:12 PM
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Default Is the Ty Cobb back still the scarcest T206 back?

Now I know some don't consider the Ty Cobb back to be from the T206 set, but for the sake of this thread lets say it is.

On T206 Resource, the Ty Cobb back is considered the #1 scarcest back in the T206 set. However, due to the most recent discovery of Ty Cobb backs the last couple of years, it increases the elusive back population to a total of 24 examples.

Could the Old Mill Brown back or the Lenox Brown back now top the #1 spot?
And since the Old Mill Brown back is a scrap, could the Lenox Brown be considered the #1 scarcest pack issued back?

It's tough to track down the pop reports for SGC for particular backs, but I'm wondering if anyone has been keeping track of the total pop reports of the Old Mill Brown and Lenox Brown to see which back is truly the scarcest...at least in terms of pop report (which I know isn't always accurate).
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Old 12-12-2018, 05:52 PM
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I believe Brown Old Mill might be rarer, but its close. I believe Brown Lenox is a not-too-distant 3rd. Of the 3, give me a cobb back!
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Old 12-12-2018, 09:43 PM
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Hell yes.. I love me some cobb back..

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Old 12-12-2018, 09:49 PM
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Damn Jamie, great looking back! One day.....

So you wont trade your Cobb back for one of my Brown Old Mills??!!
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:08 PM
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Damn Jamie, great looking back! One day.....

So you wont trade your Cobb back for one of my Brown Old Mills??!!
But is Cobb on the front of both cards in the proposed trade? I only want a Cobb back because Cobb is on the front. If I am paying mid-four to five or six figures for a card back, it better have a great player on the front.
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Old 12-13-2018, 01:04 AM
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One of my closest friends just won the Cobb/Cobb in REA, I'm stoked to see it in person, hopefully within the next few weeks...Legendary card.

Jamie- amazing.

PS- I've always loved the "R" is World, on the Cobb back.

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Old 12-13-2018, 01:43 AM
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But is Cobb on the front of both cards in the proposed trade? I only want a Cobb back because Cobb is on the front. If I am paying mid-four to five or six figures for a card back, it better have a great player on the front.
So you've ruled out ever owning a Brown Old Mill?
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Old 12-13-2018, 01:56 AM
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The estimates that I recall hearing were as follows:

18-20 Old Mill Brown
24 Cobb backs
25-30 Lenox Brown

Old Mill is the most rare, but as the OP pointed out, they are scrap and were not distributed in packs.
We don't know how Cobb backs were distributed. They may have been handed out as promotional items. It seems that they were not packed into Cobb tins, because they were produced in 1910. The tax stamp on Cobb tins indicated a date of 1912 as I recall, so the dates don't line up. I think that it was assumed that they were packed in the tins because some cards and a tin were found together in an old collection.
So the Lenox Brown might be the most rare T206 distributed in packs of cigarettes. But the Lenox Brown is almost certainly a mistake, making the Broadleaf 460 the rarest T206 back that was intentionally produced and distributed. For whatever that's worth.
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:09 AM
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Has anyone seen a Cobb tin? Can someone post a pic if they have one?
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I guess the blue Old Mill Ed Walsh is "persona non grata" in these type of discussions.
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