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An "Eye Popping" Pull from 1955 Bowman at The National

  • August 13, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

63 years ago Bowman inserted cards of the talented, young Yankees outfielder Mickey Mantle into one of their cellophane packs at their Philadelphia facility. At the start of the 1955 season Mantle had already become one of the most popular stars in the game having won three World Series championships and was named to three American League All Star teams. Collectors young and old alike tore open packs of 1955 Bowman Baseball in a frenzy during the height of baseball golden age, but one pack remained tantalizingly unopened and hidden from UV light for more than six decades.

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7 Tips to Have Fun at the 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention

  • July 26, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

We are super excited to be heading out to the I-X Center in Cleveland in the next few days to attend the 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention! Running from July 31st  to August 5th, the hobby’s biggest week of the year is sure to be a hell of a time. This will be the 39th national convention, and we are proud to have participated for the last twelve consecutive years. We've picked up some good tips for attending along the way, so check them out below.

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1965 Topps Gilligan's Island Non-Sport Set Collection

Part of a very large non-sport collection we have purchased

  • July 13, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

Gilligna's IslandNot Just Castoffs Our blogs are usually about sports card collections that we are able to purchase. The stories behind these collections are what we enjoying sharing and often times, the stories are more intriguing than the cards themselves. Many people collected sports cards, but non-sports cards were also readily available competing for shelf space at the local pharmacy, candy store or Five and Dime.  These cards often became after thoughts as children were more interested in athletes than television, movies or cartoon characters.

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1961 Bazooka Panels Baseball Set Collection

Complete Set of Panels Featuring Mickey Mantle

  • July 06, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

1961 Bazooka PanelBubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles Baseball and bubble-gum.  It seems like the two have been linked together for eternity.  Goudey and Fleer produced cards to sell alongside their gum products years before Topps came along.  But most of us remember Topps packs, with a slab of pink chewing gum, as being the gum cards of our youth.  Well, Topps didn't only make cards to be sold in packs with their gum products. Bazooka Issued Some Big Guns Bazooka (which is owned by the Topps Company)

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Wrestling All Stars Complete Set Collection

Featuring Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Ric Flair and more!

  • June 22, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

1982 Wrestling All Star Hulk HoganSport?!? The debate rages forever.  Is wrestling a sport or is it entertainment?  When I was a kid, my friends that loved wrestling swore that it was as sport and some even insisted that the action was real.  Today, I think that most reasonable people can agree that the outcomes in professional wrestling are predetermined and the matches are choreographed, but while it still may not be considered a sport by some, there is little doubt that the wrestlers are

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