If you’ve seen his 1914 and 1915 Cracker Jack cards, now you know what the actual photo to make them looked like.
Heritage Auctions sold an original copy of the early 1910s image of the Big Train in its latest photo auction, which closed Saturday night. The Type I image netted $28,800.
In all, five photos sold for over $10,000. A unique 1902 Carl Horner cabinet photo of Cy Young, which spent decades in the archives of Baseball Magazine, soared to $24,600. A 1920s Charles Conlon image of Babe Ruth, posed with a wad of gum atop his cap, went for $16,200.
You can see all of the results here.
A large group of photographs on loan from the Baseball Hall of Fame will be on display in Arkansas beginning in May.
Picturing America’s Pastime features 51 framed photographs representing the Hall of Fame’s collection of approximately a quarter million images. An extension of the Museum’s exhibit in Cooperstown, the touring version of Picturing America’s Pastime captures the essence of an exhibit designed to show the historic link between the two American passions.
“Some of the greatest photographers of the last 150 years found baseball to be the perfect canvas for their work,” said Erik Strohl, the vice president of exhibitions and collections at the Hall. “The images in Picturing America’s Pastime represent a small sample of the brilliant work we preserve in Cooperstown, and the touring exhibit gives fans all over the country the chance to experience the beauty and power of these photos first-hand.”
The exhibit features work from photographers ike Charles M. Conlon, Carl J. Horner, Arthur Rothstein, William C. Greene and Brad Mangin. It will run from May 8 through July 27 at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, Ark.
Hall of Famers Steve Carlton, Ted Simmons and Lee Smith will also appear as part of the third annual Hot Springs Baseball Weekend May 8-9, celebrating the legacy of one of the earliest Spring Training sites for Major League Baseball teams.’
Ever wonder what it would be like to open a pack of Topps’ first NFL trading cards? Tuesday night, we’ll find out. Just Rip It will break open a five-card nickel pack of 1956 Topps football cards during its regular two-hour online show, which begins at 7 PM Eastern with a variety of vintage pack breaks on the docket.
Topps produced 1-cent and 5-cent wax packs as well as cello packs in ’56.
Spots in the PSA 5 rated pack sold out at $450 each.
Of the 120 cards in the 1956 Topps football set, 26 are Hall of Famers. There are also 19 short prints. Some cards in the set have proven very difficult or impossible to find in high grade. Have any inside the pack survived in top condition? We’ll find out.
Just Rip It has several other vintage breaks planned under its “Equity Pack” program in which collectors buy a spot and any worthwhile cards inside are sometimes graded and sold, with participants sharing in any proceeds. Among them: 1961-62 Fleer basketball, 1958, 1959, 1960 and 1967 Topps baseball cellos and 1964 Philadelphia football.