Friday, July 30, 2010


Lance, who found my  site online, writes:

"Hi Chris, 

I have in my collection what appear to be three of the cards in the T205 Gold Border set. The difference is that there is only a front image of the card (which is identical to that found in the T205 set), it's in brown ink and the image appears on cloth/linen. Have you ever heard of a set or partial set that corresponds to this description? 

Thanks for any information you can give me

 (An S74-2 showing Harry Krause, image borrowed from


You may have some examples from the S74 Silks. Here's a link to a page on the Old Cardboard website that will give you some extra info. There were two different sets...the S74-1 had paper backing and the S74-2 had no backing at all. You'll see some examples of S74-2 "cards" at the bottom of the page.

Silks have gained some additional interest over the past few years since Topps began randomly inserting silk cards in their hobby packs. For collectors who think silk cards are a neat little innovation by Topps, they're actually a recycled idea from the past, just like Heritage, Turkey Reds, Allen & Ginters, National Chicle and other retro-type sets.

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