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Rube Marquard
(b. October 9, 1886 - d. June 1, 1980)
In 1912, Rube Marquard won his first 19 decisions for the Giants on his way to a 26-11 record. Although he won 23 games the following season, he never again matched his earlier play. He and Christy Mathewson gave the Giants a one-two punch few teams could match. Marquard had a 201-177 career record with 197 complete games.
Inducted in 1971
1909 T206 Cycle Rube Marquard PSA 5 EX
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Comments: In May, 2002 I decided to buy a T205 Honest PSA 2 of Marquard. It's a great image, have always liked the card. In April, 2003 I upgraded to a PSA 5 (different back); and a SGC 80 in January, 2005. In May, 2005 I decided to go with a different issue for Marquard since I already had several other players representing the T205 set. I won an eBay auction for a 1923 Willard Chocolate PSA 7. But in April, 2006 I changed my mind again (after deciding to go with Connie Mack for 1923 V100 Willard's). I bought a raw T206 Cycle back Marquard directly from a Larry Fritsch catalog; and subsequently submitted it to PSA for a VG 3 rating. Three years later, in April 2009, I upgraded to this PSA 5 after winning an eBay auction from Brent Huigens.
Card Details Below:  
Year(s): 1909
ACC Set Designation: T206
Set Name: Cycle Cigarettes
Country: United States
Description: The nearly 525 cards which make up the T206 set are the most popular of the early tobacco issues. Players are depicted in color lithographs surrounded by a white border. The player's last name on the -7/16" X 2-5/8" cards appears at the bottom with the city and league, when a city had more than one team. Backs contain an ad for one of 16 brands of cigarettes. There are 389 major leaguer cards and 134 minor leaguer cards in the set, but with front/back varieties the number of potentially different cards runs into the thousands. The set features many expensive cards including a number of pose and/or team variations.