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“Whiffers” Wanted!

  • August 30, 2014
  • Leighton Sheldon

RUTH’S RECORD FALLS! BAMBINO MOVES OVER FOR MANTLE! THE MICK BREAKS THE BABE’S LONGSTANDING MAJOR LEAGUE RECORD. Those were the headlines every Yankee fan and many baseball fans WANTED to read in the waning days of 1961, when a humble Bronx Bomber outfielder from Fargo, North Dakota, Roger Maris slugged his 61st home run against Tracy Stallard of the rival Boston Red Sox in October 1961, to earn an (*) asterisk, hate mail and sorrow because it wasn’t Mantle who set that record. Many wanted Mantle to break what was once considered an “unbreakable” record, but a late season injury

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The 1962 Post Cereal Canadian Purchase – Post’s Only Canadian Baseball Issue

  • August 28, 2014
  • Leighton Sheldon

1962 Canadian Post Cereal Mickey Mantle YankeesI was discussing this recent acquisition of a near complete set of 1962 Post Cereal Canadian baseball cards with one of our employees, Bill, this morning, over my morning orange juice and a granola bar. Bill is nearing a milestone birthday this year, but transformed immediately into an 8 year old kid of the early 1960’s , with bright eyes and enthusiasm of a boy in love with baseball and cereal-issued baseball cards, immediately after I said

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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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1887 N172 Old Judge John Ward NY SGC 10

  • August 22, 2014
  • Leighton Sheldon

1887 N172 Old Judge John Ward New York SGC 10From the largest set of baseball cards ever produced, the New York Giants Hall of Famer John Ward stands as presiding over the Polo Grounds and Major League baseball in this evocative “Hands behind his back” pose from the 1887 Old Judge baseball card set. The “Captain” of the Giants appears in an incredible twenty different poses or variations in this Giant of all baseball sets ever produced.  More than 3,500 separate

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The Terrapin Tobacco Treasury

  • August 20, 2014
  • Leighton Sheldon

T206 Tris SpeakerTobacco was first grown in the colony of Maryland in the late 1600’s, and by 1740, was the leading revenue-earner for the Land of Crabcakes located at the northern end of the USA’s Piedmont region.  Who knew that the cash crop, with the addition of images of baseball players in packs, would become a “cash crop” for a Maryland collector’s family recently? Just Collect was provided with a plethora of gorgeous 1909-11 T206 white border cards, with a smattering of gold-edged T205s in the collection. 

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