Part of a very large non-sport collection we have purchased
- July 13, 2018
- Leighton Sheldon
Not Just Castoffs Our blogs are usually about sports card collections that we are able to purchase. The stories behind these collections are what we enjoying sharing and often times, the stories are more intriguing than the cards themselves. Many people collected sports cards, but non-sports cards were also readily available competing for shelf space at the local pharmacy, candy store or Five and Dime. These cards often became after thoughts as children were more interested in athletes than television, movies or cartoon characters.
Will new movie spark more interest in collecting?
- March 22, 2016
- Scott Alpaugh
In 1940, Gum, Inc. released Superman Gum cards featuring the comic book hero who first appeared a few years earlier in Action Comics #1. Superman Gum was issued in a series of 72 cards, with the final 24 "high numbers" being the most difficult to obtain. They were a hit with youngsters just as the comic book sensation was. A quarter century later, in 1965, Topps released another Superman issue – this time, a single 66-card series based upon the television