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Posted on February 14, 2014 – 2:02 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Basketball, Beckett 20 Questions, Football, Multisport, Non-Sports, Pro Wrestling | 20 Questions, Allen & Ginter, Bowman, Fleer, goodwin champions, Goudey, The Beatles, tobacco cards, Topps, Topps Heritage, Vintage cards | Comments (7)
It’s easily a driving force in the hobby, a mainstay of collecting and it’s got nothing to do with the current card companies’ creations, the headlines or even much to do on the field today. It’s vintage.
Posted on January 11, 2013 – 3:12 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2013 Allen & Ginter, 2013 Allen & Ginter Checklist, 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter, featured, MLB, tobacco cards, Topps | Comments (35)
Topps teased the design for the eighth edition of its Allen & Ginter baseball set on Tuesday morning.
Posted on December 21, 2012 – 11:36 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2012 Panini Golden Age, Black Sox Scandal, Bob Woodward, Bobby Fischer, Carl Bernstein, featured, Joe Jackson, Lefty Williams, MLBPA, Panini America, Three Stooges, tobacco cards, Watergate | Comments (11)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2012 Panini Golden Age cards in this Box Busters preview video.
Posted on August 30, 2012 – 10:15 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1887-89 Old Judge Cabinet N173, Mike "King" Kelly, Old Judge, tobacco cards | Comments (0)
An 1887-89 Old Judge Cabinet N173 card of Hall of Famer Mike “King” Kelly hit the auction block after being found in a trunk of old papers.
Posted on August 22, 2012 – 8:39 am | Author: Admin
Baseball | Joe Doyle, T206, tobacco cards | Comments (2)
Joe Doyle has the distinction of being pictured on the rarest card in the famed T206 set.
Posted on March 20, 2012 – 9:17 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1952 Topps, 1986-87 Fleer, Eddie Plank, Honus Wagner, Memory Lane Inc., Michael Jordan, T206, tobacco cards | Comments (3)
It’s a Honus Wagner T206 tobacco card, and it headlines Memory Lane Inc.’s Holy Grail Auction, which launches on April 21 and ends on May 5. The opening bid is $550,000.
Posted on January 19, 2012 – 11:39 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Bowman, Memory Lane Inc., Mickey Mantle, Pete Rose, T205, tobacco cards, Topps, vintage baseball cards | Comments (2)
The breaking of a massive collection of high-grade vintage baseball cards has begun through Memory Lane Inc. with more than 4,000 key cards from baseball’s golden years available to collectors.
Posted on December 31, 2011 – 11:56 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball, Box Busters & Ripping Retail | 2003 Topps 205, 2003 Topps 205 Series 2, Delmon Young, Dontrelle Willis, featured, Felix Pie, Hank Aaron, MLB, Rich Harden, T205, tobacco cards, Topps | Comments (2)
Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2003 Topps 205 Series 2 baseball cards in this retro edition of Box Busters.
Posted on December 19, 2011 – 9:14 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | Al Kaline, Eddie Plank, Honus Wagner, Stan Musial, T206, tobacco cards, Topps, Ty Cobb, Vintage cards, Willie Mays | Comments (0)
A PSA 5 specimen of one of the hobby’s more sought-after pre-war cards sold for more than $100,000 as had been expected in Memory Lane Inc.’s Winter Classics Auction that closed on Saturday night.
Posted on December 1, 2011 – 10:52 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 1909-11 T206, Baseball Hall of Fame, Christy Mathewson, MLB, New York Giants, tobacco cards | Comments (7)
Recently, though, I added a card that had quietly screamed for my attention in recent years, a card that, to me, defines perfection for its time — though my copy is nowhere near perfect at all
Posted on August 4, 2011 – 8:34 pm | Author: chrisolds
Beckett Updates, Non-Sports | Allen & Ginter, American Editors, N1, non-sports cards, The National, tobacco cards | Comments (1)
A common refrain from some groups of collectors seemingly every year is that there’s a heavy vintage presence at the National Sports Collectors Convention … and, ironically, my first two card purchases had three things in common.
Posted on April 26, 2011 – 9:14 am | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | 2011 Gypsy Queen, baseball cards, featured, MLB, tobacco cards, Topps | Comments (5)
Topps’ 2011 Gypsy Queen baseball set doesn’t officially arrive until Wednesday, but that hasn’t stopped cards from popping up on eBay already, giving everyone a glimpse at what the retro product might really include.
Posted on February 21, 2011 – 1:02 pm | Author: chrisolds
Baseball | featured, Honus Wagner, Memory Lane Inc., MLB, Pirates, T206, tobacco cards | Comments (5)
Few of us have the means to purchase a T206 Honus Wagner — there’s something about a six-figure price tag — but often those who do can’t find one.