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19th Century Baseball Cards: 10 Great Players to Consider

Collecting 19th century baseball cards isn’t as tough as you might think. Here’s a short list of standouts that should be on your want list.

Vintage Buy of the Week: Near Complete 1895 Mayo’s Cut Plug

A collection of rare 19th century N300 cards is being broken up starting this weekend.

It’s a Deal: Group of Rare, Valuable Vintage Cards Will Head to Market

Dozens of rare baseball cards will come on the market beginning next month after a Florida collector sells off his stash.

“Mona Lisa of Baseball Advertising Posters” to be Sold by REA

A rare 1874 George Wright Red Stocking Cigars poster is the first known endorsement of a commercial product by an athlete or sports figure. The only known copy is heading to auction.

1888 Goodwin Champions Inspired Today’s Issues

Modern era collectors can buy boxes of Upper Deck’s takeoff, but what about the original 1888 Goodwin Champions set? These 124-year-old beauties aren’t that far out of reach if you’re OK with lesser grades.

Top Vintage Baseball Board Game Collection Offered for Sale

The world’s best collection of vintage baseball board games, some dating to the 19th century is now for sale–but you have to buy them all.

Pre-War Items Set Pace in Memory Lane Auction

A T206 Eddie Plank cracked the six-figure mark, while pre-War cards and memorabilia also scored in a major catalog auction.

National Sports Collectors Convention Notes: Final Edition

Some video and a note or two from the 2010 National Sports Collectors Convention.

Antique Baseball Poster Brings $115,000

A rare piece of 19th century baseball memorabilia and a game-used Jackie Robinson bat were the high ticket items in an auction.