1910 T210 Old Mill Red Borders Set
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||T210 Red Border
|Size||1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″
|Images||Black and White
|Number in Set
T210 Old Mill Overview
The 1910 T210 Old Mill set is commonly referred to as the ‘Red Borders’ set for its colorful red edges on the fronts of the cards. While the cards all have the same general look, there are a total of eight series in the entire release. Series are denoted on the backs.
Fronts include a black and white photograph of a player with his name and team at the bottom. The backs include an advertisement for Old Mill Cigarettes.
New cards have been discovered since the American Card Catalog’s T210-card designation. At the time of printing of that book, 563 cards were known. However, almost 100 additional cards have since been found since that printing.
Because the cards feature minor leaguers, most names are not recognizable to the average collector. But Series 8 includes a rookie card of Shoeless Joe Jackson, which is easily the highlight of the set with cards topping $100,000 in value. While it is an early card of Jackson, it is technically not his rookie.
Orange and Yellow Borders
While the cards have mostly red borders, some are known with orange borders. Even less have been seen with yellow borders. Printing errors are the likely culprit for these variations.
Claims of orange-bordered cards in other series exist, but they are mostly believed to be found in only Series 3.
T210 Old Mill Checklist
Each series was associated with a particular league. Below are the leagues represented in each series.
Series 1: Atlantic League (75 cards)
Series 2: Virginia League (87 cards)
Series 3: Texas League (95 cards)
Series 4: Virginia Valley League (49 cards)
Series 5: Carolina Association (87 cards)
Series 6: Blue Grass League (66 cards)
Series 7: East Carolina League (67 cards)
Series 8: Southern Association (114 cards)
A total of 640 cards are found across the eight series.