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Cap Anson 1895 N300 Mayo Cut Plug Card

  • July 20, 2014
  • Leighton Sheldon

“Antiquities” in vintage baseball cards initiated in the latter half of the 19th century.  One such product of that era is the highly desirable 1895 Mayo Cut Plug set. The date of production precedes both the American League and the World Series.  The cards were printed on rather low quality paper, leading to a lack of sustainability over the 100 plus years age of the set. The black borders lend to chipping and “white divots” decreasing the grade potential of these great 1800’s blank backed baseball cards. Cap Anson, the immortal former first baseman, manager and minority owner of the

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"Black Beauties" Mayo's Cut Plug N300 Baseball Collection

  • May 28, 2014
  • Leighton Sheldon

Just Collect, Inc. is proud to have recently purchased a nearly complete 1895 Mayo’s Cut Plug (N300) set featuring 46 of the 48 “Black Beauties,” including all 40 players and missing only 2 of the 8 variations to be complete. In 1895 (although some contend the set was issued over a span from 1894-1895), the Mayo Tobacco Works of Richmond, Virginia, issued a 48-card set as a premium with their Mayo’s Cut Plug Tobacco products.  The cards measured approximately 1 5/8" by 2 7/8" and feature 40 different players.  The set actually consists of 40 different players with 8 players

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The High-End Antique Collection

  • April 08, 2014
  • Leighton Sheldon

1909 E90-1 American Caramel Cy YoungIt was another great find for the vintage card experts at Just Collect.  After several weeks of telephone discussions with the seller, Just Collect flew to Florida and within a few short days, had evaluated, negotiated and purchased the entire collection from a gentleman who called himself a "high-end, exotic antique baseball card and memorabilia collector." The collection spans across many decades; from early tobacco cards of Cap Anson and Christy Mathewson to cabinets cards of Cy Young, and even early and rookie

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