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Helmar Card of the Week: Hooks Wiltse, A Giant Among Men

Hooks Wiltse-T206 Helmar

Nicknamed for his fielding ability, Hooks Wiltse was Robin to Christy Mathewson’s Batman on the great John McGraw Giants teams more than a century ago.

Old Mill Jackson, E93s Top Mile High Auction

Old Mill Joe Jackson T210

A lower grade example of Shoeless Joe’s first card brought more than $71,000 but the lone mint PSA graded Standard Caramel Ty Cobb went even higher.

Helmar Card of the Week: John Adelbert, Salamanca Indians

Chief Bender T206 Helmar

A game embraced by Native Americans, baseball offered opportunity to players like Charles “Chief” Bender and John Adelbert, who is in Helmar’s T206 series.

Caramel Card Stars, T210 Joe Jackson Power New Mile High Auction

Old Mill Joe Jackson T210

Mint 1910 E93 cards of Cobb, Mathewson and Wagner lead off the auction, with an Old Mill Joe Jackson batting cleanup.

T206 Cards Caused Uproar Upon 1909 Release

T206 Red Hindu backs

Newspaper editorial writers came out with guns blazing as kids flocked to the cigarette packs containing what we know today as T206 cards.

Helmar Card of the Week: Benny Kauff, 1915 Brooklyn Tip-Tops

Benny Kauff Helmar Brewing T206

Benny Kauff’s life is begging to be made into a movie. Helmar has created a T206 ‘card that never was’ for one of the game’s most interesting characters.

Helmar Card of the Week: Jimmy Slagle of the…Bob-O-Links?

Jimmy Slagle-Helmar-T206

Jimmy Slagle went from Omaha to Grand Rapids to the big leagues, rubbing shoulders with some famous teammates. He missed the original T206 but Helmar has him.

T206 Wagner Brings $1.32 Million

PSA 3 T206 Honus Wagner

A VG copy of the ‘holy grail’ topped bidding in the $7.5 million Robert Edward Auctions sale, which came to a close early Sunday.

Find of Star-Laden Pre-War Cards Enters Hobby

Ty Cobb T206 bat on shoulder

An inherited collection of nearly 70 pre-War baseball cards, more than half of which are Hall of Famers and Hindu T206s, will be sold by Beckett Auctions.

2nd Part of Fresh T206 Find Sold at Auction

T206 Cobb Saco River

Hundreds of cards from a large collection of original owner T206s were sold through a Maine auction house Wednesday.

First of Tobacco Card Find Sold at Auction; But Old Judge Negatives Score, Too

Saco River T206 find

An initial offering of T206 and other tobacco cards consigned to a Maine auction house hit the block but some Old Judge glass negatives also caught the eye of bidders.

Photo of the Day: Wagner’s Wheels

Honus Wagner driving 1909

Shortstop and automobile aficionado, Honus Wagner motors along during the winter of 1909 in a newly discovered photo now up for auction.

5 Underrated T205 Cards

Hal Chase t205

You can chase Hall of Famers like Cobb and Mathewson but there are some underrated T205 cards that won’t require a huge cash outlay.

5 Underrated T206 Cards

T206 Iron Man McGinnity

From the underappreciated Hall of Famer to the undervalued scarcity and the notorious dive taker, a handful of underrated T206 cards for your collection.

Collectors’ Choice: Most Popular Baseball Card Sets, 1900-1949

vintage baseball cards

Collect what you like, but here are some of what many consider the most popular baseball card sets made in the first half of the 20th century.

Notebook: Collector’s Letter to Mastro Judge; Turkey Red Football Sighting, T206 Silver Bars

US District Court Seal

A minority owner of an MLB franchise chimes in on the Mastro Auctions case, Topps takes Turkey Red to Target and info on a new T206-pure silver product.

Hobby Pioneer’s Football Jersey Collection Up for Auction

Game worn jersey collection

Nearly 3,400 lots are now open for bidding including dozens of game-worn college football and NFL jerseys.

Collecting Big Six: Christy Mathewson Cards Not All Pricey

Mathewson T205

On the anniversary of one of his biggest wins, a look at Christy Mathewson cards that won’t deep six your wallet.

Now Graded, Huge Tobacco Card Collection Generates Headlines

T206 collection Saco River

A treasure trove of original T206 cards will enter the market for the first time next year.

Vintage Buy of the Week: Fresh Tobacco Cards Uncovered in Maryland

Tris Speaker T206

A previously unknown collection of T206 and T205 tobacco cards will enter the hobby in a few weeks.