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Big Sky Collection - 1952 and 1953 Topps Baseball

Featuring Yogi Berra and Satchel Paige

  • February 09, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

1953 Topps #220 Satchel PaigeWhat's the Story? If you're a regular reader of our blog, you know that we love the stories behind the collection that we find – whether we purchase them or not. While we love to share the stories about the collections that we buy, we also have to filter through a bunch of "stories" about collections that people contact us trying to sell. From cards that were found in the attic that end up being obvious reprints to great-grandfathers leaving their

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The Fever of 1952 Topps Baseball - Pafko to Mantle to Mathews!

A portion of a collection of 1951 to date Topps Baseball Sets

  • January 19, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle"I've Got it All" It isn't every day that we get contacted about a collection that consists of every regular issue Topps card produced from 1951 to the present.  Oh, don't get me wrong, we get contacted about some pretty incredible collections, but usually they are pretty centralized or specific to a tighter range of collecting. But when we hear someone say that they've got a run of all of the Topps sets, it usually tends to

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How Babe Ruth Saved Christmas Collection

Century Old Strip Card Find in Maryland Makes a 9-Year Old Happy

  • January 05, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

1920 W519 Babe Ruth A Heartwarming Holiday We've read all of the incredible heartwarming holiday stories this winter.  We know that heroes stand up and we know that even the Grinch, the supposed antithesis of joy, became a holiday hero when, "In Whoville they say - that the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day. And then - the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of *ten* Grinches, plus two!"  Radiating Good Vibes A woman

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It's a Wonderful Sporting Life: The 1910-11 M116 Collection

Including Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb and Christy Mathewson!

  • December 29, 2017
  • Leighton Sheldon

1910-11 M116 Ty CobbYou Can't Always Get What You Want There are some collections that we want to buy, but we just cannot reach agreement with the seller on them.  Whether it be that the owner thinks it is worth more or they just have a certain price that they want for it regardless of market value, we cannot always have a meeting of the minds.  But sometimes, when we're not able to buy what we want, we may be able to reach agreement on another

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A Collection For The Generations - Caramel Cards and 1956 Topps

Passed from Grandfather to Father to Sons and Grandsons

  • December 22, 2017
  • Leighton Sheldon

1921 E220 Walter JohnsonWhat Makes a Collection What actually constitutes a collection? Does a collection start with the very first card? Or is it a collection once you've added a second card. Whether it is merely one card or hundreds of thousands of cards, a collection is a collection. There really isn't a definitive answer aside from . . . to each their own. Similarly, we're asked what sort of collections we are looking to purchase. How big do they have to be? Is there

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