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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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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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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 Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps Walk In Collection

Also 1952 Willie Mays, 1953 Mantle, 1955 Sandy Koufax and more!

  • March 02, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

1952 Topps #311 Mickey MantleWhere Do you Get Your Collections? Regular readers of our blog know that we've discussed this question many times, but we still get asked over and over again about where and how do we find so many great collections.  Just like the old joke about a visitor on the streets of New York City asking a stranger, "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" and the person that was asked responds "Practice!" We've practiced and practiced and our specialists are quite skilled

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The Garden State Sportscard Collection w/ Mantle and DiMaggio

Local collection features graded Gehrig, Paige, Mathewson and more!

  • November 17, 2017
  • Leighton Sheldon

1954 Red Heart Mickey MantleWhat exit?  For readers old enough to remember, "What exit?" was a catchphrase from a Saturday Night Live skit with Joe Piscopo playing a character  named Paulie Herman who hailed from Piscataway.  The joke has some root of truth in many in New Jersey identify by their proximity to the exit number on the New Jersey Turnpike or the Garden State Parkway. A New Jersey collector recently contacted us and mentioned that he lived just off the Garden State Parkway.  All

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