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1952 Topps Mickey Mantle - Whence it Came

The Original Owner Kept this One . . . Until Now

  • September 12, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

Mickey MantleI've Got A Mantle Well, that's not exactly what the inquiry said, but it was pretty straight-forward and simple.  The inquiry came in through Just Collect's online submission form and the query included a front and back image of the card.  The card?  Oh, just a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle card . . . one of the hottest cards in the hobby at the moment. The collector that contacted us said that he started collecting cards when he bought his first packs when

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Diamonds in the Desert: Former Topps Employee’s Massive Collection

Massive Collection Included a Lot of Almost Everything!

  • September 05, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

Desert Collection - Not Your Run of the Mill Collection The sports card and the collecting community is vast. Being in this hobby, we've developed a great many friendships and connections. Recently, one of those relationships provided us with a lead to a sizable collection assembled by a long time collector, Stan Marks, who resided in the Scottsdale, Stanley MarksArizona area for more than 50 years. Stan, originally from Pennsylvania, also worked

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The Vintage Cleveland Collection; Capturing Karma!

Partial Sets from 1948-1952 Leaf, Bowman and Topps with Short Prints

  • August 24, 2018

1952 Topps Billy Martin Seeing a Collection and Catching a Break The summer months have been very hot and very busy and August is usually a very full month for Just Collect.  We attend the National Convention at the beginning of the month and usually spend the weeks preparing material for the show and the balance of the month processing the cards and collections that we've purchased at and around the National.  Additionally, when we return, we focus on catching up on the work that

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An "Eye Popping" Pull from 1955 Bowman at The National

  • August 13, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

63 years ago Bowman inserted cards of the talented, young Yankees outfielder Mickey Mantle into one of their cellophane packs at their Philadelphia facility. At the start of the 1955 season Mantle had already become one of the most popular stars in the game having won three World Series championships and was named to three American League All Star teams. Collectors young and old alike tore open packs of 1955 Bowman Baseball in a frenzy during the height of baseball golden age, but one pack remained tantalizingly unopened and hidden from UV light for more than six decades.

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1961 Bazooka Panels Baseball Set Collection

Complete Set of Panels Featuring Mickey Mantle

  • July 06, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

1961 Bazooka PanelBubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles Baseball and bubble-gum.  It seems like the two have been linked together for eternity.  Goudey and Fleer produced cards to sell alongside their gum products years before Topps came along.  But most of us remember Topps packs, with a slab of pink chewing gum, as being the gum cards of our youth.  Well, Topps didn't only make cards to be sold in packs with their gum products. Bazooka Issued Some Big Guns Bazooka (which is owned by the Topps Company)

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