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Old 01-29-2015, 10:11 AM
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Default The mysterious T205 cards with GREEN borders....show or tell us of your green T205's




A Net54 search of this topic reveals an interesting thread 6 years ago.... T205s with green borders .

And 4 years ago, there was a lot of 58 green T205's in the REA auction. The lot description hypothesized that the Gold application over the pre-
printed green borders on these cards was simply missed.

I don't think it's as simple as the missing gold application on the green borders. Some other printing anomaly accounts for these green borders.
So, let's review this T205 phenomena with some more opinions; and, perhaps we can solve this mystery. Feel free to chime in with your ideas.

Also, the few green border T205's that I have seen, all have SWEET CAPORAL (Factory #42) red backs.....as my Schlei. What other T205 backs
have you guys seen on these green T205 cards ?


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Old 01-29-2015, 12:42 PM
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I do not own a green border back - but just from what I have read id side with the borders having copper or some metal that turns green over time if wet.
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Greenies are cool!! This Orval is quite green.
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:05 PM
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Default Hi Leon

I like your Mike Mitchell card, as it indicates to us that T205's were not pre-printed with green borders.

Also, I like your green Orval, since it has a red SWEET CAP (Factory #42) back.

I have yet to see any of these greenies with a different T205 back than this one. But, I'll bet that some one will post a greenie with a different T205 back.



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I don't have a T205, but I have seen a photo of one with the gold wearing off, and the paper underneath is green.
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Actually, the color under the gold varies...most often it is yellow or off-white. i think the green printing was an early test run on the Sweet Cap sheet. I own at least 5 or 6 including a Tinker. They are odd and rare and often found in horrific shape.

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Are you confirming my anecdotal observation that all these greenies were printed with red SWEET CAP backs ?

Or, can we also find them with other T205 backs ? ?


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I believe these 'green borders' were actually gold borders that simply discolored over time. Thoughts?

Edit: Here are two examples of the yellow and white borders that Josh mentioned.


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Old 01-30-2015, 09:18 PM
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Default Hi Turner

Yes, I've seen that effect on some of my T205's.

If the greenies are the result of the gold borders gradually disintegrating (or discoloring), I would expect to see partially gold and green bordered cards.

Has anyone seen any such T205's ?


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Any chance that this is the result of over-soaking?

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