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1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson Rookie

  • September 28, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1948 Leaf #79 Jackie Robinson Rookie HOF Dodgers SGC 50When putting together a list of some of the most important baseball cards of the 20th century, it’s impossible to leave off the 1948 Leaf Jackie Robinson. Printed just months after he made his historic debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, it represents Jackie’s rookie card and the first time that a mainstream, nationally issued bubble gum card featured an African-American. The card itself isn’t rare. However, Leaf’s printing process yielded numerous issues that

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The Hank Aaron Consignment

  • September 26, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1954 Topps Hank AaronWe are excited to give you a sneak peek into a consignment that we will be offering for sale in the next few weeks. Today, one of our long time consignors came back to us, looking to sell the rest of his collection. He spent years putting together one of, if not the best, Hank Aaron collection. Ranging from his rookie card in 1954, to his last card produced in 1976 as a Brewer, this collection has them all - and in Mint condition! The highlight of

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1910 T212 Obak Tobacco Cards

  • September 23, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1910 T212 Obak 175 Subjects Stamped Killilay Spokane NWL PSA 4 pop 1 (0 Higher)While smokers in the eastern third of the country were pulling what we know call T206 cards from packages of cigarettes between 1909 and 1911, those in the west found Obak cards.  Issued in identical years to their big league cousins, the Obaks (later labeled T212) featured primarily players from the Pacific Coast League.  Obak’s measure 1-1/2 X 2-5/8, which is the same

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1957 Topps Football Checklist

  • September 22, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1957 Topps Football Checklist 1-154 Twin Blony PSA 6.5Unmarked, higher grade checklist cards from pre-1970s football card issues are tough to find.  When  you combine the propensity for kids to mark them with their general age and lack of real popularity during the time of issue, you’ve got an obstruction on your way to a nice complete set.   When the checklist is a short print and has variations, you’ve got a monumental challenge. This week, we’re giving collectors of 1957 Topps football cards

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1941 Play Ball

  • September 21, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1941 Play Ball #13 Jimmie Foxx Red Sox PSA 6In the spring and summer of 1941, life was simple.  The war that would turn the nation upside down for the next four years was still months away.  For a penny, you could get a piece of gum and two baseball cards at the local drug store. The 1941 Play Ball set is remembered fondly as the last major issue until World War II had been over for nearly three years.  When the

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