T206 Ghost Overprint Front
The image showing above is a T206 Sweeney, Boston with a ghost Old Mill
negative image overprinted on card front.
Back brand overprinted on card front was not uncommon due to wet sheet
stacked on top of each other and wet ink got transferred onto the sheet
underneath. However, most of those back overprint front specimens only
have a blurry or incomplete negative image of the back brand. (As shown
at those two Piedmont overprint front below)
What is so unique in this Sweeney overprint front is the high clarity of
the negative Old Mill image. The fine details on the frame line and every
bit of the words can be easily read. This overprint specimen doesn't seem
can explain by the "wet sheet transfer" theory. Needless to say, this
Sweeney card also has an Old Mill back.
Similar mystery also have seen on player's front image overprinted
on the card back. The true reason caused such unique overprint error
may remain as mystery forever.
Ghost Museum - Ghost Overprint Back (Portrait Pose)
Ghost Museum - Ghost Overprint Back (Fielding Pose)
Ghost Museum - Ghost Museum Index