Can we get more magazines that include free T206 cards in them?

I wish I remember where I picked up this copy of The Baseball Hobby Card Report issue No. 2. It has been a while I know and it could have been at The National in Chicago a couple years ago. I am familiar with this particular magazine's reputation for one reason -- the "40 FREE CARDS INSIDE" advertised on the cover. 

Issue No. 1 of The Report featured 40 cards from the T206 and issue No. 2 continued that trend. The Report is a product of the great cardmaker Renata Galasso who made so many great unlicensed and reprint card sets through the years. They produced reprint sets for the T206 sets and so including them in their new magazine was a perfect combination. 

Issue No. 2 is from March 1983 so somehow my copy has survived for nearly 40 years without being ripped apart. The 40 cards included feature some of the best known T206 cards including Walter Johnson and the four Ty Cobb variations in the set produced from 1909 to 1911.

If I have one complaint, it is that the backs are all red. The T206 backs vary in color (red, blue, black, green) and I wish these were more realistic but I do appreciate the magazine gave us a wide variety of back designs featuring the different tobacco brands.

Here's a great comic included in issue No. 2. Baseball Card Man is Chip Harris and I would have spit out my drink if I turned the page and the character's name would have been Chris Harris.

This is the first of a few T206 posts I'm planning on doing this week, including my first T206 that I've added to my personal collection and a Joy of the Completed Set featuring every card in the T206 set, so check back! 


Fuji said…
A. Never seen this magazine before, but I'd love to stumble across some issues at the flea market.

B. Miss me some Chris Harris. One of the most entertaining collectors I've seen. Wish he'd do more pack breaks on YouTube and start writing again on a regular basis.
Brett Alan said…
That "Baseball Hobby Car Report" header on top is a pretty blatant ripoff of Baseball Hobby News.
night owl said…
Kind of strange that I've never seen this before. I was pretty on top of hobby periodicals at this time.
dayf said…
i had a couple of these when i was a kid and i absolutely ripped out all the cards and played with them and i wish i had bought all the magazines
come to think of it i don't think i ever saw one of these at a book store, magazine stand or card shop - i think i got mine out of card collector package things
the ones where you get a crummy binder and a few plastic pages and a little pile of cards and a magazine in a cardboard box for like 20 bucks
20 bucks in mid-1980s money too
i wish i had bought more of those things although the binders were TRASH