The entire T206 set contains 524 cards, including variations. There are a couple of ways you can define variations and the are based on the type of collector. To some, the variations would mean the rare error cards such as the ones missing the red or magenta ink. To some collectors however, variations to refer to the factory and district label and the series (150 Subjects, 350 Subjects, etc.). If one were to collect every T206 card with every back variation (Piedmont vs Polar Bear vs Tolstoi, etc.) and every factory and series variation and every subject series, their list would be over 6000 cards long.
I do not have the desire to get that picky or detailed about my collection. I’m attempting to put together a complete set, meaning one card of each player/pose on the main checklist. I’ll never get the big 4 (Wagner, Plank, Magie, Doyle) unless I come across a bucket of gold or an amazing estate sale find. There are several other expensive and rare cards such as the Demmitt and O’Hara St. Louis cards. I’ve made the decision that I will not attempt to add the Demmitt and O’Hara St. Louis variations to my set. I don’t think the premium placed on these two cards are worth it.
While I put together a basic set in the best condition I can afford, I have come across some interesting cards. In the future, I hope to create a sub section of this website to showcase those. One such example I’d highlight is my T206 Dahlen ‘missing magenta/red’ ink card.
I FINISHED my T206 set on Auguest 3, 2012 (518/518)! See my post about completing the set. I purchase cards on a regular basis and don’t always have the time to scan and upload new cards. This list is a work in progress until I indicate otherwise. It takes me awhile to find time to scan, resize, code and post; please be patient. Also, I occasionally update my cards, so some of the scans you see I might have sold but haven’t had a chance to update the scan. To view a larger scan of each card, click on the card images.