Star and Fleer Rookies Are Just the Icing on the Cake
Jordan Market Continues to Surge There are few athletes in the hobby that are constantly and forever in demand. Perhaps no individual personifies that like "His Airness" himself, Michael Jordan (MJ). His Jumpman silhouette, even to the casual fan, is more synonymous with the game of basketball than Jerry West & the Logoman that adorn today's Rookie Patch Autos (RPA). But it's hardly just Rookies and RPA's that drive the Jordan market, as 2nd year cards,
Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and others highlight Chicagoland Collection
Plenty of Travel We share stories about collections that we buy and some of the interesting travel that it takes to get there. Over the years, we've figured out some of the best ways to get to places and places to avoid while traveling there. After plenty of travel this winter for collections from Oklahoma to Massachusetts, we had a collector contact us from just outside of Chicago with a small group of 1933 Goudey cards and a few handfuls of other
Even damaged Babe Ruth and star cards have some real value!
Don't Trash Those Cards! There are many people that have collections that have cards that they consider damaged or destroyed. The common thought is that such cards may be candidates for tossing in the trash because they have no value. Oh, but hold on! They might not be as worthless as you think! Stars Have Value While it is true that seriously damaged cards lose much of their value and some are rendered relatively worthless, some have enough demand that
1960's Baseball and Basketball In a Unique Tuna Box
Tipping the Scales What do you store your collection in? A suitcase? A shoe box? A cigar box? Grocery bags? Sandwich bags? Over the past decade, we've bought hundreds upon hundreds of collections and we've had them show up to in a wide variety of storage containers. Recently, we had a New Jersey man contact us with a small collection of cards that he had and we provided a preliminary evaluation based upon some images of the collection. While it wasn't life changing money,
Ruth, Cobb, Mantle, Mays and others survive a rough road trip!
The Making of a PurchaseOur saga begins with a late September email from the son-in-law of a Boston area collector that was interested in getting an assessment and valuation on a few cards in the father-in-law's collection. The initial email featured 6 cards (the image to the immediate left is the image that we received), which included a T206 Ty Cobb, 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth, 1954 Topps Hank Aaron and 1951 Bowman Willie Mays. The cards appeared to range in