A fresh-to-the-hobby stash of more than 270 pre-War baseball,boxing and non-sport cards we told you about in August has now been graded. The collection was acquired by American Legends, a long-time New York City area shop owned by Mark and Donna Rubin.
The cards had been in the same family for more than a century, carefully preserved but never graded.
Among the cards returned to the store last week was a T205 Howie Camnitz, which rated an ‘8’, the highest grade ever given to that particular card by PSA. Of more than 32,000 T205 cards the company has authenticated and graded, just 189 have rated an ‘8’ or higher. The Camnitz card was put up for auction on eBay Monday.
Other highlights included two PSA 7 1912 Hassan Triple Folders Tris Speaker/Joe Wood cards (and another graded ‘6’), several dozen 1911 Mecca Double Folders including two Cobb/Crawford cards graded PSA 5, a T218 Jack Johnson boxing card graded PSA 7 (only one higher) and a T220 John L. Sullivan PSA 7 (only two higher).
You can see cards from the find via the links below.