Memory Lane to display Babe Ruth cards at NSCC

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

The Bambino is going back to Baltimore.

A landmark collection of PSA-graded Babe Ruth baseball cards will be on display for collectors to see during this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention Aug. 1-5 in Baltimore thanks to Memory Lane Inc.

The collection is owned by Don Spence and is the finest in the PSA registry with many of the cards having a population of 10 or fewer copies in their top grades — a collection that includes more than 140 cards including a 1916 Sporting News card, Ruth’s 1933 Goudey Rookie Cards and more from throughout his career. Memory Lane will give all visitors to its booth a free calendar/poster showcasing some of the best cards from the lot.

“We think Baltimore is the perfect place to showcase Don’s cards and give collectors a chance appreciate them,” said Memory Lane’s J.P. Cohen.  “The city is where Babe Ruth was born and where his career launched. We know the collection will be a great complement to the other Babe Ruth attractions that are so close to the Baltimore Convention Center.”

While the cards are not for sale — the collection was largely built through Memory Lane — the Tustin, Calif.-based auction house will launch its latest catalog auction at the show with many items on display. Among the Ruth items in the auction will include a signed glove, autographed baseballs and other signed items from the family of Christy Walsh, who was Ruth’s manager/agent. (Need a Ruth checklist or OPG? Click here.)

For more on Memory Lane Inc., click here.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

One Comment

Nick Gauder

AMAZING!!!! Im EXTRA excited to go to the National thiis August!!!!

Posted June 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

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