Maybe they’d be worth more if they’d just been left alone, but you can’t deny the coolness factor in a couple of the premier items in a new catalog auction.
A candidate for ‘coolest job’ talks about his work behind the lens in the big leagues.
Part two of our excerpt from the new book ‘Mint Condition; How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession’ by Dave Jamieson. In the second half of Chapter One, Jamieson chronicles how Goodwin & Company’s insertion of ballplayers’ pictures into its cigarette packs launched a national craze in the late 19th century.
A one-of-a-kind Ty Cobb baseball card, a game-used Babe Ruth bat and hundreds of other pieces of sports memorabilia are all piled into the latest catalog from Huggins and Scott. Who needs JC Penney?