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The Boston Cracker Jack Collection

1914 and 1915 Collection with Honus Wagner, Johnson, Mathewson & Pratt

  • December 08, 2016
  • Leighton Sheldon

During the summer months of 1914 and 1915, a young, teenage boy from Massachusetts named George, who later went by the nickname "Mutt," would go to baseball games in Boston.  George would save whatever money he could muster to attend the games, buy Cracker Jacks and he would also pick up and search the empty boxes in quest of the premiums of the era.  No, not the decoder rings, the rub-on-tattoos or the dog whistles many of us would find in the Cracker Jack boxes of our youth, George was in search

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T206 Fairy Godmother Find

Fairy Godmother Leaves Rare Baseball Card Treasure w/ T206 Eddie Plank

  • July 01, 2016
  • Leighton Sheldon

Eddie Plank T206 We are extremely proud to announce our newest acquisition, the "Fairy Godmother T206 Collection", a recent find from the Boston area. This collection of cards consists of over 350 different T206 baseball cards, 60 of which are Hall of Famers, including the ultra-rare Eddie Plank card! This collection is also highlighted by Ty Cobb, Cy Young, and Christy Mathewson (three examples of each). These cards have taken an incredible journey over the last century, as they were passed down from the original owner to his sister, down to her godson,

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1910-11 S74 Silks Collection

Vintage Attic Find From Virginia

  • March 25, 2016
  • Scott Alpaugh

S74 Christy Mathewson SilkIssued as premiums with select American Tobacco Company products from 1910 through 1911, the satin-like S74 Silks were issued in two primary styles. The "Whites" (often referred to as S74-1) were issued in both 1910 and featured a paper backing advertising one of four of the ATC's brands. These "backed" silks measured approximately 1 7/8" x 3" and are very difficult to find with the backing intact. Over the years, many of the silks have separated from their backs, but they can still

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T206 Christy Mathewson Portrait SGC 70

  • August 22, 2014
  • Leighton Sheldon

T206 Christy Mathewson Portrait New York SGC 70 Sweet Caporal Back Well CenteredIn the late 1890’s the National League had an image problem, with many of its top players spending more time in saloons than on the playing field. The players seemed to exemplify a rough and tumble age and their carousing threatened the very existence of the game. In 1900 a 19-year-old Christy Mathewson entered this tumult and with his college education, excellent manners, and religious

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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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