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Grading Your Cards Can Eliminate Stress When Selling

  • March 10, 2019

A few months ago we were contacted by a gentleman who was looking to sell a group of vintage cards. The group consisted of mostly stars from the 60's – Mantle, Mays, Bench – and a Nolan Ryan rookie. Obviously, this is right up our alley! After taking a look at the cards, we determined that they definitely weren't in mint condition as the seller suggested, but rather EX to near mint condition. This may not sound like much of a difference, but when talking about the value of vintage cards, it most

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The Seacoast Flea Market Collection with a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle

Also 3 Goudey Babe Ruth cards, T206 Cobb, 1955 Koufax and Clemente Rookies!

  • December 31, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

1952 Topps #311 Mickey MantleThe Contact Recently, we were contacted by a gentleman from New England that had a collection that he was interested in selling. His contact stated: "I have a lot of 39 cards that I want to sell. Please see pictures below" and included images of 15 graded cards and 3 ungraded cards as well as a spreadsheet listing the 39 cards in the collection. Of the 39, 35 were PSA graded, 2 were rejected by PSA and 2 were not submitted

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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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