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The Boston Investor's Vintage Baseball Card Collection

Ruth, Cobb, Mantle, Mays and others survive a rough road trip!

  • December 27, 2019

The Making of a PurchaseOriginal Image with Cobb, Ruth, MantleOur saga begins with a late September email from the son-in-law of a Boston area collector that was interested in getting an assessment and valuation on a few cards in the father-in-law's collection. The initial email featured 6 cards (the image to the immediate left is the image that we received), which included a T206 Ty Cobb, 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth, 1954 Topps Hank Aaron and 1951 Bowman Willie Mays. The cards appeared to range in

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Sweet Collection - E91 American Caramel Baseball Cards

Featuring Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson

  • May 24, 2019

1910 E91 Set C Honus WagnerSweet as Candy Most collectors are aware of the tobacco cards that were issued in the early part of the 20th Century, with the White Border T206 Set being one of the most popular issues of all time. But what options were available for non-smokers or those that didn't buy tobacco products for the premiums? Well, there were some less common issues released by a few different confectionery companies. One such set, release by the American

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Pacific Coast Tobacco & Caramel Collection

Featuring Cy Young, Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker

  • April 26, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

T206 Ty CobbTwo Birds - One Stone Not to offend any animal rights folks, but to use an old adage, looking back on this blog's deal, "we killed two birds with one stone."  Just Collect already planned a trip and while on the trip, another opportunity presented itself and we were able to act upon that as well.  We closed the primary reason for the trip and then added the second portion before returning home to our Somerset, NJ office. Just Collect was escorting

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The Banker's Tobacco Baseball Card Collection

Father's Collection Also Included DiMaggio and Mantle

  • April 20, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

1941 Play Ball Joe DiMaggioMusic to Our Ears We've used song lyrics to describe some collections that we've seen and/or purchased in the past. Well, this collection reminds us of the Rolling Stones classic with the lyric, "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need." We traveled down along the Atlantic Shore to view a tobacco collection that had been in the family for more than a century. We met them at

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The New England Antique Dealer's Kin Collection

With Cobb, Young, Mathewson, Koufax and so much more!

  • December 15, 2017
  • Leighton Sheldon

1912 Helmar Silks Christy Mathewson #108Good Things Come to Those That Wait The late Tom Petty wrote in the chorus of "The Waiting:"   The waiting is the hardest part.Every day you see one more card.You take it on faith, you take it to the heart,The waiting is the hardest part. Yeah, waiting can be the hardest part, but it is also said that good things come to those that wait. This Will Write Itself You've heard the phrases before, "Every picture tells a story,"

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