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The T207 Brown Background Story

  • July 08, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

T207 Brown Background Smokey Joe Wood Red Sox PSA 3.5After the three-year run of the ultra-popular T206 cards ended in 1911, along came another tobacco card set from the American Tobacco Company.  It would be the last ATC would produce after the Sherman Act broke the conglomerate apart. The T207 cards were issued 100 years ago this year and they’re much, much more difficult to locate than the T206 or T205 sets that preceded it.  T207s are a little unique compared to their predecessors in that there is a brief biography

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1908 T226 Red Sun Boxing Cards

  • July 06, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1908 T226 Red Sun Boxing Harry Lewis PSA 4 pop 1Like their rivals at American Tobacco, Red Sun Cigarettes used trading cards of baseball players in its products in an attempt to boost sales just over a century ago. This week, we have the rare opportunity to offer cards from a sister series to the baseball product—the 1908 T226 Red Sun boxing set. Red Sun used actual full-length photographs for this unique set, which also stands apart thanks to its unique design featuring olive green borders and a bright red ad

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1952 Topps: The Hobby's Best

  • June 29, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1952 Topps #33 Warren Spahn Black Back Braves PSA 6There’s no sense beating around the bush so we’re just going to admit it. We’re in love with 1952 Topps baseball cards. We love to buy them.  We love to sell them.  We love to help people sell them and we love to help other people buy them.  We just can’t get enough of them. And what’s not to like?  Topps’ first ever major baseball card set is enormously popular.  If you’re selling, you’ll get good money for what you have.  If

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1929 R316 Kashin Publications Babe Ruth PSA 3

  • June 28, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1929 R316 Kashin Publications Babe Ruth Yankees PSA 3The bulk of Babe Ruth’s amazing career took place from the late 1910s through the 1920s, but not that many Ruth cards were issued during this period.  There were the strip cards, American Caramel cards, several different that were issued with ice cream, Exhibits and a few others.  In the 1930s, Goudey Gum created color cards of the Babe and those are the cards you most often see or hear about. One of the more attractive, and often reasonably priced Babe Ruth cards

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1895 N300 Mayo’s Cut Plug

  • June 26, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1895 N300 Mayo's Cut Plug Kid Nichols HOF Boston SGC 30There are vintage baseball cards and then there are antiques.  The 1895 N300 Mayo’s Cut Plug set definitely falls into the latter category.  These 117-year-old trading cards pre-date the origin of baseball’s World Series.  The players featured in the set include baseball’s earliest superstars.  They’re pioneers, really, and to see them pictured on those early trading cards is to harken back to a hardscrabble game just beginning to make its national imprint. A couple of weeks ago, we had six cards

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