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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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The 17 Pound Tobacco Card Collection

Featuring Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb and Much More

  • May 10, 2019

170Pound CollectionWhat's in the collection?  That's what I asked when a collection arrived via our FedEx Shipping program from a collector in Colorado.  The answer surprised me.  Seventeen pounds of tobacco cards.  I did a double-take and asked again, almost rhetorically, "What's in the collection?" 17 Pounds of Cards While the collection wasn't entirely tobacco cards, it was 17 pounds and it was mostly tobacco cards and the small amount that wasn't tobacco was mostly pre-war material aside from a small stack of about 100

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The New Kitchen PSA Collection: Mickey Mantle and Other HOFers

Includes cards from Nine Decades 1909-1989!

  • November 16, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

1963 Topps PSA 6 Mickey MantleMomma Wants a New Kitchen Would you sell your collection?  Have you ever considered selling or apprasing your cards?  What reasons might you consider for selling either a portion or the entirety of your collection? Perhaps you might sell to help fund a college education for yourself or a family member.  What if you needed to purchase or make an expensive repair to a car.  Maybe your collection is valuable enough to provide for a down payment on a new

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The New England Antique Dealer's Kin Collection

With Cobb, Young, Mathewson, Koufax and so much more!

  • December 15, 2017
  • Leighton Sheldon

1912 Helmar Silks Christy Mathewson #108Good Things Come to Those That Wait The late Tom Petty wrote in the chorus of "The Waiting:"   The waiting is the hardest part.Every day you see one more card.You take it on faith, you take it to the heart,The waiting is the hardest part. Yeah, waiting can be the hardest part, but it is also said that good things come to those that wait. This Will Write Itself You've heard the phrases before, "Every picture tells a story,"

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The Sporting News T206 Find

Forgotten but not Lost

  • May 11, 2016
  • Leighton Sheldon

When it comes to hundred-year-old baseball cards, even the most worn, torn, and "well-loved" examples can command solid value. At the end of April, a gentleman named Michael from Illinois contacted us through our website looking to sell a collection of about 100 T205 and T206 tobacco cards from 1909 to 1911. The Acquisition Years ago, Michael worked for The Sporting News, a sports website and former print magazine founded way back in 1886. The publication became so well known for covering baseball that it received the distinction, "The Bible of Baseball." Back

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