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1952 Topps

  • June 24, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1952 Topps #160 Owen Friend Browns PSA 8Collectors have been obsessed by the 1952 Topps set for years.  It’s no wonder, really.  The set is one part hobby history, one part modern day “collecting monster” and one part work of art.  There are few cards in the entire history of baseball card collecting that have more appeal for those who like to chase graded cards or even complete sets.  This week, we can help you put a dent in your want list with some nice ‘52s! We have a total of

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1932 U.S. Caramel Ty Cobb PSA 3

  • June 22, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1932 U.S. Caramel Baseball #14 Ty Cobb Athletics PSA 3 Well CenteredHow often do you get a chance to own one of the top 200 baseball cards ever made? We’ve got one of them, a 1932 U.S. Caramel Ty Cobb in this week’s eBay auctions.   The card comes from a set with a fascinating history. Based in Boston, U.S. Caramel created them as sort of a redemption program.  Kids who collected all of them could send away for a baseball.  Really ambitious kids with a sweet tooth and a little more

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1916 M101 Famous and Barr Baseball Cards

  • June 19, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1916 M101-5 Famous and Barr #95 Napoleon Lajoie HOF Athletics SGC 84 pop 1If you’re looking for cards that best portray baseball at the time they were issued, the M101-4 and M101-5 cards are a great choice. They were also quite an undertaking.  Produced by Felix Mendelsohn, they were sold as a promotional tool to several different companies, including The Sporting News.  Many had their business advertising placed on the back while others simply gave them out without spending money to have an ad printed. In the latter group was the

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1913 T200 Team Cards

  • June 17, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

In 1913, baseball fans had something different to collect.  Fatima tobacco issued team cards with its products; eight National and eight American League teams.  Today, they’re among the most iconic pre-War tobacco sets and we knew when we posted several of them in our weekly eBay listings that they’d generate tremendous response. We were right! Bidding is intense on what’s referred to as the T200 series and it’s no wonder.  The cards feature some of the most iconic players in the history of baseball including the Cleveland card that shows Shoeless

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1910 M116 Sporting Life Baseball Cards

  • June 15, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1910 M116 Sporting Life Roger Bresnahan Blue Background St. Louis SGC 84 pop 2While the American Tobacco Company was trying to entice cigarette smokers by inserting cards into packages during the 1909-1911 era, there was another battleground for the sports fan’s dollar going on. The Sporting News and The Sporting Life were two competing sports weeklies during the era and in 1910, the latter publication chose to use baseball cards to woo fans. Every week, The Sporting Life offered readers the chance to mail in a coupon from the paper in

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