The Great T206 Back Stamp Project
This project has been started in an effort to document all of the many great stamps that collectors from long ago placed on the backs of our beloved T206 cards. This is an interactive project in which you are encouraged to participate if you own any T206s that contain a legible stamp on the reverse. These stamps can be anything from a collector's name, a date, a number, a letter, a design or even a symbol. As long as the stamp can be identified then it should be documented here.
How to Participate:
Please, anyone is welcome to take part in this project. Simply email front/back images of your T206s with stamped backs to me at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org with your story and whether you would like to be credited.
Any time we find a new image of a T206 with a stamped back, it will be preserved here in a virtual museum of T206's with back stamps in an attempt to organize and document as many different stamps as possible.
Any images provided by someone else via email will be treated the same way. However, when someone participates with images of their own card, they may offer more details about the card that we would not otherwise know and this info might be included on the site somewhere.
As the database grows and we have multiple images of the same or similar stamps, we will create a new page just for those stamps. We are still in the early stages of this project right now but hope that with the participation of collectors this can become a very interesting collection of images to share with others whom have an interest in these stamped cards.
I was contacted by Sports Collectors Daily for an interview for their website highlighting our wonderful project. I was very excited to have them help get the word out and bring more visitors to the site. Since the article was printed, we have seen a jump in visits and I have been contacted by several collectors who have submitted scans of their stamped cards and shared their stories. I want to thank Sports Collectors Daily for the chance to get our project in front of so many of their readers. They have a great site as well and I highly recommend them to anyone who hasn't seen their site yet. It's a great resource.
Here is a link to the story they wrote about the project and the interview: Story
Thanks again to all our participants!
Please note that I do not own all of the cards that are shown here. Most of them are owned by other collectors who have participated in the project over the years. I also take images of cards I see online. I am only documenting the many different stamps that I find.
Last Updated: 08/21/14