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Play Ball Collection - Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams Rookies

Even Marked, They Have Some Real Value

  • August 16, 2019

1939 Play Ball Ted Williams Rookie CardLeaving Their Mark We see collections with initials, marks and notations all of the time.  It was not uncommon for brothers and sisters to put an initial or a mark on their cards to differentiate them from their siblings or to identify them when they were sharing or trading with friends. Many times, cards with pencils, crayon or marker have little to no value after being defaced, but still are great for collectors that are looking for bargains in building

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"Lost then Found" 1941 Play Ball Baseball Card Collection

  • May 06, 2014
  • Leighton Sheldon

Everyone seems to have heard a story about how their parents or siblings threw out their childhood baseball card collection.  While these stories are commonplace, such losses helped add to the increased scarcity of vintage baseball cards in the modern day. Recently, Just Collect met with an individual that had a collection that most in the family thought had met the same unfortunate fate.  The gentleman that contacted Just Collect mentioned that this collection had been his father’s and was collected during his childhood in 1941.  At some point, the collection vanished and the thoughts turned to whether it had

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1941 Play Ball

  • September 21, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1941 Play Ball #13 Jimmie Foxx Red Sox PSA 6In the spring and summer of 1941, life was simple.  The war that would turn the nation upside down for the next four years was still months away.  For a penny, you could get a piece of gum and two baseball cards at the local drug store. The 1941 Play Ball set is remembered fondly as the last major issue until World War II had been over for nearly three years.  When the

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The 1933 George C. Miller Set

  • September 01, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1933 George C. Miller Jimmy Jimmie Foxx HOF Philadelphia PSA 3For collectors of vintage baseball cards, few sets are as rewarding and challenging as the 1933 George C. Miller issue. A regional issue, distributed only in the Greater Boston area, this Depression era set is strikingly attractive, with portraits created from original artwork.  They were designed to be marketed toward children and kids could return a 32-card set for their choice of a baseball, a glove or a ticket to a

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