Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and others highlight Chicagoland Collection
Plenty of Travel We share stories about collections that we buy and some of the interesting travel that it takes to get there. Over the years, we've figured out some of the best ways to get to places and places to avoid while traveling there. After plenty of travel this winter for collections from Oklahoma to Massachusetts, we had a collector contact us from just outside of Chicago with a small group of 1933 Goudey cards and a few handfuls of other
Even damaged Babe Ruth and star cards have some real value!
Don't Trash Those Cards! There are many people that have collections that have cards that they consider damaged or destroyed. The common thought is that such cards may be candidates for tossing in the trash because they have no value. Oh, but hold on! They might not be as worthless as you think! Stars Have Value While it is true that seriously damaged cards lose much of their value and some are rendered relatively worthless, some have enough demand that
Ruth, Cobb, Mantle, Mays and others survive a rough road trip!
The Making of a PurchaseOur 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
Featuring Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Ty Cobb and others
What is the Motivation If you're a regular reader of the Just Collect Blog, then you're quite aware that many people that sell their collections to Just Collect have a wide range of reasons and motivation for selling some or all of their collection. We've had people that sell their collection to put a down payment on a new home, to upgrade a kitchen, to buy a car, to put a child through college, to pay for a wedding and to distribute
Featuring Tobacco, Gehrig, Mantle, Mays and a Koufax rookie
A Little Bit of Everything "I've got a little bit of everything, but not a lot of anything." It was an interesting call, but one that is not completely unusual for our customer service specialists. A collector had assembled a moderate collection of a little more than 150 graded cards -- mostly PSA. The ranged from a few tobacco cards (T205 and T206) featuring Hall of Famers like Nap Lajoie and "Three Fingers" Brown to cards as recent as 1973 Topps