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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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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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