There are still plenty of “old school” baseball card collections residing in homes across North America. Usually pieced together over many year by avid hobbyists who quietly go about collecting complete sets, their genesis wasn’t in the value of it all but rather the thrill of the hunt and the satisfaction of completing a goal, whether it took weeks, months, years or … [Read more...] about Slow and Steady Wins Race to Build a Great Vintage Collection
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So, just what is a vintage baseball card, anyway? The idea came to me recently, though it certainly wasn't on my own. See, a baseball card group to which I belong, Old Baseball Cards, debated the topic a week or so ago. As you can imagine, answers were sort of all over the place because getting a consensus on something like that is basically impossible. To find a … [Read more...] about What Qualifies as a Vintage Baseball Card?
John Staples turned 54 earlier this month, but the card shop owner from Phoenix, Arizona, was doing the gift-giving. “Big John,” who also runs a Facebook page for vintage card traders, coordinated “a fun project I’ve always wanted to do”— building and completing a vintage set for a young collector. And doing it for free. Tim Tush, a 16-year-old high school sophomore in … [Read more...] about The Good That Came from a Stolen 1975 Topps Set
One of two known 1865 Brooklyn Atlantics CDVs, discovered last year inside an old photo album in Maine, is heading to auction next month. The early baseball card showcases one of the first organized teams at the height of their fame. Saco River Auctions of Maine announced the find online in September and has since had the card authenticated by both Sportscard Guaranty and a … [Read more...] about Antique Picker Finds 1865 Brooklyn Atlantics CDV
They appear as fresh and new as they did 125 years ago; die-cut portraits of some of the most famous names who dotted professional rosters in a relatively new game called baseball. It would be newsworthy if a fresh discovery of these rare 19th century baseball cards had surfaced in any condition. However on November 30, Memory Lane will begin taking bids on several lots of … [Read more...] about Rare 19th Century Find Turns Scrapps Card World Upside Down