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Authenticating Old Judges, Four Base Hits, Kalamazoo Bats and Other 19th Century Cards

1880s Old Judge Cards

Don’t buy until you know: A guide to authenticating and counterfeit-detecting popular 19th century baseball cards.

Newly Discovered 19th Century Card of Hall of Famer Heads for Auction


An 1889 Police Gazette cabinet card of Hall of Famer John Montgomery Ward, still in the original mailing envelope, will be sold by Robert Edward Auctions after residing in the same family for 125 years.

1894 Alpha Engraving Orioles Investment Paid Off for Collector


The 1894 Alpha Engraving Baltimore Orioles baseball cards are among the rarest ever and valuable enough that one collector turned the only known set into a beautiful new house.

Financial Consultant Buys 1865 Card As Investment for Sick Son

1865 Brooklyn Atlantics card CH Williamson

A small Maine auction house has sold an 1865 Brooklyn Atlantics baseball card for a record price after it was found by an antique picker.