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1924 Walter Johnson HOF & Muddy Ruel Vintage Washington Senators Baseball Photo

  • March 09, 2013
  • Leighton Sheldon

1924 Walter Johnson HOF & Muddy Ruel Vintage Washington Senators Baseball Photo If you followed baseball in the mid-1920's, you knew all about Walter Johnson and his Washington Senators’ battery-mate, Herold “Muddy” Ruel.  Behind the Big Train, the Senators won back-to-back pennants in 1924 and ’25 with the durable Ruel catching 149 games in ’24 and 127 more in ’25.  Their success is at least in part attributed to the arrival of the defensive-minded Ruel in 1923.  Johnson was simply the

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1911 T205 Walter Johnson SGC 80

  • February 26, 2013
  • Leighton Sheldon

1911 T205 Walter Johnson SGC 80 pop 7 Well CenteredYou've heard the expression “buy the card, not the holder”?  We had a perfect example of that in our eBay auctions that closed Sunday night.  We were offering a T205 Walter Johnson that we thought was one of the best we’d ever seen. We were right! While its technical grade of SGC 80 was one of only seven graded at that level, it’s not the highest graded of all time.  Still, you’d be hard pressed

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1961 Topps #2 Roger Maris Yankees PSA 8.5

  • February 19, 2013
  • Leighton Sheldon

1961 Topps #2 Roger Maris Yankees PSA 8.5 pop 10How many kids had this card taped to their bedroom wall during the magical summer of 1961?  Plenty.  While Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle chased Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record, kids opened packs of 1961 Topps baseball cards, hoping to pull one of their cards.  Their fondness for the shy slugger from North Dakota, and propensity for handling his card, tacking it up on a wall or just turning it over and over

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1969 Topps Mickey Mantle White Letters Variation PSA 5

  • January 11, 2013
  • Leighton Sheldon

1969 Topps Mickey Mantle White Letters Variation Yankees PSA 5In the weeks after Mickey Mantle left baseball, kids reached for packs of 1969 Topps Baseball and found his last card.  His retirement announcement had come too late to pull him from production but few cared.  It kind of provided a cap on Mantle’s time in baseball with the back showing no fancy prose, just a big block of incredible career statistics.  Sharp-eyed collectors who bought a lot of cards that year also

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1950 Callahan HOF Joe DiMaggio

  • December 19, 2012
  • Leighton Sheldon

1950 Callahan HOF Joe DiMaggio Short Print Yankees PSA 8This week we are offering a card that is on the want lists of a lot of collectors.  It’s a PSA 8 Joe DiMaggio Callahan Hall of Fame Tribute card. Callahan cards were printed from 1950-55, and showcased the players in Baseball’s Hall of Fame.  The ‘living set’ was updated with new players each year as they were elected to the Hall of Fame. When production ceased on the cards in 1955, DiMaggio

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