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Cap Anson 1895 N300 Mayo Cut Plug Card

  • July 20, 2014
  • Leighton Sheldon

“Antiquities” in vintage baseball cards initiated in the latter half of the 19th century.  One such product of that era is the highly desirable 1895 Mayo Cut Plug set. The date of production precedes both the American League and the World Series.  The cards were printed on rather low quality paper, leading to a lack of sustainability over the 100 plus years age of the set. The black borders lend to chipping and “white divots” decreasing the grade potential of these great 1800’s blank backed baseball cards. Cap Anson, the immortal former first baseman, manager and minority owner of the

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"Black Beauties" Mayo's Cut Plug N300 Baseball Collection

  • May 28, 2014
  • Leighton Sheldon

Just Collect, Inc. is proud to have recently purchased a nearly complete 1895 Mayo’s Cut Plug (N300) set featuring 46 of the 48 “Black Beauties,” including all 40 players and missing only 2 of the 8 variations to be complete. In 1895 (although some contend the set was issued over a span from 1894-1895), the Mayo Tobacco Works of Richmond, Virginia, issued a 48-card set as a premium with their Mayo’s Cut Plug Tobacco products.  The cards measured approximately 1 5/8" by 2 7/8" and feature 40 different players.  The set actually consists of 40 different players with 8 players

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1895 N300 Mayo’s Cut Plug

  • June 26, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1895 N300 Mayo's Cut Plug Kid Nichols HOF Boston SGC 30There are vintage baseball cards and then there are antiques.  The 1895 N300 Mayo’s Cut Plug set definitely falls into the latter category.  These 117-year-old trading cards pre-date the origin of baseball’s World Series.  The players featured in the set include baseball’s earliest superstars.  They’re pioneers, really, and to see them pictured on those early trading cards is to harken back to a hardscrabble game just beginning to make its national imprint. A couple of weeks ago, we had six cards

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1895 N300 Mayo's Baseball Cards

  • June 08, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

Baseball cards are unique in that they essentially tell the story of the professional game from its humble beginnings to today’s multi-billion dollar enterprise. Among our current auctions are some cards from one of the most rare 19th century issues, including one that features a true giant of the game. We’re offering five different cards from the 1895 N300 Mayo’s Cut Plug set including the highest graded example of the legendary Wilbert Robinson, a PSA 3. It should be of intense interest to serious collectors of pre-War cards and those putting

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