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"B" is for Baseball... and Blankets, too! The B18 Blanket Collection

Premiums from 1914 including Walter Johnson and Casey Stengel!

  • November 09, 2017
  • Leighton Sheldon

1914 B18 Blanket Walter JohnsonWhat's This? Are these blankets? Are these blankets? There's no blankets. There's no blankets in baseball. Oh, wait, that was , "There's no crying in baseball..." Sorry Jimmy Dugan. Well, these are blankets and we recently acquired a group of more than 100 of them as part of a much larger collection -- a collection from the family of a NJ lawyer that included T206 tobacco cards, programs and yearbooks, autographs, and Topps cards from the 1950s through the 1990s. The

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The 75-Cent T206 Ty Cobb Collection

That's right, this collector paid less than a dollar for his T206 Cobb!

  • February 17, 2017
  • Leighton Sheldon

When you buy and sell sports cards and meet with hundreds of people and speak with thousands, you're bound to hear a wide range of stories about collections.  We've learned how many collections were assembled from buying packs, trading or going to card shows, passed down through the family or found while cleaning and organizing.  Sometimes, there are facets that we still find amazing and these are the nuggets that we really get a kick out of and love sharing with our readers and our customers. A collection that we recently purchased had some

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A Tale of Two Christy Mathewsons

T206 Collection With Mathewson, McGraw, Bender, Tinkers, Evers, Chance and more!

  • December 16, 2016
  • Leighton Sheldon

Piedmont Tobacco Cigarette PackMany inquiries that we recieve are simple questions with people wanting to know if there's any value to cards that have been found in closets, left behind by relatives, or that have been recently purchased at flea markets. Invariably, we are asked about tobacco cards like T206's and it seems that most people think that because they're old, they must scarce or because they're old, they have to be valuable. Well, the good news is that they are valuable, but "valuable" is a relative

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T206 Fairy Godmother Find

Fairy Godmother Leaves Rare Baseball Card Treasure w/ T206 Eddie Plank

  • July 01, 2016
  • Leighton Sheldon

Eddie Plank T206 We are extremely proud to announce our newest acquisition, the "Fairy Godmother T206 Collection", a recent find from the Boston area. This collection of cards consists of over 350 different T206 baseball cards, 60 of which are Hall of Famers, including the ultra-rare Eddie Plank card! This collection is also highlighted by Ty Cobb, Cy Young, and Christy Mathewson (three examples of each). These cards have taken an incredible journey over the last century, as they were passed down from the original owner to his sister, down to her godson,

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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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