Just two months after buying it, an east coast collector whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy has consigned his 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth card.
It sat undisturbed inside the wall of a house in Pennsylvania for over a century. Now, a previously unknown 1893 Just So Tobacco card of Hall of Famer Buck Ewing is about to hit the auction block.
It seems impossible. Maybe that’s why every card collector with an imagination dreams about the ultimate find: boxes and boxes of decades-old untouched, unopened gum boxes sitting in some long-forgotten place. It used to happen once in awhile. A stash of 1950s boxes came out of Tennessee in the 1980s. Every couple of years there […]
It may have been a T206 Honus Wagner weekend–but the ‘Holy Grail’ was bested by the Bambino as two major catalog sales closed.
Babe Ruth’s "rookie card" is in the 1914 Baltimore News minor league set. Now, a new discovery of an Orioles’ team card from the same set–one that also features the Babe– has surfaced. It could be worth a small fortune.