It was a joint venture between a man and his father-in-law, but now the two vintage baseball card sets they spent years putting together are about to be sold.
There's a story behind every vintage card set but when you talk about completion of two of the most popular pre-War sets in the hobby, each card tells its own tale.
For two men from Oregon, the 1914 Cracker Jack set--and its sequel issued the following year--provided a quest that has come to a satisfying end. The sets are complete, thanks to a recent purchase of the 1914 Christy Mathewson, and now they're about to find out what they're worth.
Part investment and part labor of love, the sets are in the current Robert Edward Auctions catalog and the consigning duo is ready to let them go.