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Imagine - Mantle, Williams, Aaron and Mays in Your Packs

A boyhood collection that had also contained uncut sheets!

  • October 19, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

SGC Graded StarsHow Fun Would it Have Been? Imagine for a moment growing up in the New York metropolitan area in the 1950's and buying penny and nickel packs of baseball cards. How exciting it must've been leaving the corner store and thumbing through the packs for your favorite players from your favorites teams. Would you be a Brooklyn Dodgers fan searching for Duke Snider, Jackie Robinson or Pee Wee Reese? Maybe you would've been a fan of the New York Giants hoping to find

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Gary Vaynerchuk and Leighton Sheldon Breaking Wax

The Media Mogul Breaks Some Packs with Vintage Breaks!

  • October 09, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

Gary Vaynerchuk and Leighton SheldonLast night I had the amazing opportunity to meet Gary Vaynerchuck (Gary Vee), CEO of VaynerMedia, at one of his wine tasting events. Towards the end of the evening, we were able to break away from the crowd, talk sports, and opened up five packs of vintage cards – and yes, he even ate a 32-year old stick of bubblegum! It's not often that you get to meet a media mogul, let alone rip through a pack of vintage sports cards with one.

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1952 Topps Mickey Mantle - Whence it Came

The Original Owner Kept this One . . . Until Now

  • September 12, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

Mickey MantleI've Got A Mantle Well, that's not exactly what the inquiry said, but it was pretty straight-forward and simple.  The inquiry came in through Just Collect's online submission form and the query included a front and back image of the card.  The card?  Oh, just a 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle card . . . one of the hottest cards in the hobby at the moment. The collector that contacted us said that he started collecting cards when he bought his first packs when

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Diamonds in the Desert: Former Topps Employee’s Massive Collection

Massive Collection Included a Lot of Almost Everything!

  • September 05, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

Desert Collection - Not Your Run of the Mill Collection The sports card and the collecting community is vast. Being in this hobby, we've developed a great many friendships and connections. Recently, one of those relationships provided us with a lead to a sizable collection assembled by a long time collector, Stan Marks, who resided in the Scottsdale, Stanley MarksArizona area for more than 50 years. Stan, originally from Pennsylvania, also worked

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Superman and Super Heroes: Non-Sports Card Collection

Also, Green Lantern, Kato and James Bond: 007!

  • August 31, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

1965 Topps SupermanSuper Heroes Can Hold Super Value We never know what the next phone call may be about.  It could be a huge collection of vintage baseball cards or it could be someone trying to sell us cemetary plots.  In most cases, it is someone calling us about a collection that they have and they're trying to figure out if it has any value.  Almost any collection has some value, but value is relative.  In some cases, a collection may be worth hundreds or

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