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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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T206 Ty Cobb Lucky 7 Find

What is the Entire Collection Worth?

  • March 18, 2016
  • Leighton Sheldon

You’ve probably heard about this by now, but there was an incredible baseball card find a few weeks ago in South Carolina. A family was cleaning out their great grandfather’s house and found seven Ty Cobb T206 baseball cards at the bottom of a paper bag. What makes this group of Ty Cobb T206 cards so incredible is that all seven cards featured an extremely rare “Ty Cobb Tobacco” advertising back.  So rare, in fact, that before the Lucky 7 Find, there were only 14 examples of this card front/back

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The Beantown Collection

Over 100 Years of Boston Red Sox Baseball Collectibles

  • February 05, 2016
  • Scott Alpaugh

This is one of those rare instances where the story behind the collection is as interesting as the collection itself.  Begun decades ago, a father and son team shared their passion for all things Boston Red Sox and put forth a Herculean effort to collect all of the Red Sox cards and assorted issues related to the Red Sox. The collection is a veritable type collection that represents examples of almost everything that was issued featuring a Red Sox player and includes many complete team sets of the Red Sox once the team reached issues from  the 1940's until the

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Pop's Partial T206 Set

Fan Craze and Tobacco Cards Bought from Pennsylvania

  • January 13, 2016
  • Scott Alpaugh

My mom threw out my cards more than 35 years ago. To this day, I still find it hard to think about it without a return of that uneasy feeling that I experienced when I first saw my empty closet. I really don't like to think of how many Mantle, Koufax, Clemente cards that I collected and older ones that were given to me are gone forever, decomposed in a landfill somewhere in the swamps of Jersey. But enough of my tale of woe as this is a story of a

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Even Small Collections Need Love, Too...

  • September 30, 2015
  • Leighton Sheldon

We get a lot of inquiries from people interested in selling or finding the value of their collection. Many collections that you see on our website tend to be the ones with valuable, vintage cards. While those are insightful to clients who may possess some of these cards, there may be some that are considering selling their collection, look at our website, see a collection like the Play Ball, Cross Continental or Niagara Falls, and wonder if their cards would be of any interest to us because they may fear their collection is

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