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Cleveland Cops Auctioning Vintage Baseball Cards

Someone in the Cleveland area is missing some nice vintage baseball cards.

1964 Topps Willie Mays stand-upAmong the jewelry, computers, TVs and other typical items in a police auction being held there this weekend is a cache of old baseball cards.

And they’re not just beat up old commons.

On Saturday, beginning at 8:00 a.m., the Cleveland Division of Police will auction off seized, found and surrendered items which have been forfeited to the city of Cleveland.

A list provided by the department includes a 1914 W34 Eddie Plank SGC 96, a T205 Frank Chance and Christy Mathewson (both lower grade), a few T206 cards, 1934 Goudey cards of Jimmie Foxx and Bill Terry, a 1951 Bowman Duke Snider, a 1953 Topps Jackie Robinson, a 1954 Al Kaline rookie card, 1962 Topps cards of Mickey Mantle and Stan Musial, a ’58 Mantle, ’66 Willie Mays and several others.  You can see them all here along with other items in the auction.

Monies generated from the sale of auction items will go to the Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF). The LETF is used to purchase items in furtherance of law enforcement. Items purchased with these funds have included personal body armor and on-board mobile computers for police patrol cars.

The public is invited to the Cleveland Police Supply Unit located at 2200 W. 3 St. where the event will take place rain or shine.

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Rich is the editor and founder of Sports Collectors Daily. A broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years and a collector for even longer than that, he's usually typing something somewhere. Type him back at [email protected].

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