A 1953 Topps Mickey Mantle card leads the way in the current Clean Sweep auction. Not far behind is an 1898 National Copper Plate Honus Wagner rookie card.
There is a lot to like about tobacco cards, including the fact that they can serve as a ‘gateway collectible’, as contributor Tom Edwards explains
While it’s possible that one of these was prominently displayed in every candy store and five-and-dime that sold Cracker Jack in 1915, the number of surviving specimens can be counted on one hand, and the featured item was found it in a barn in the Midwest, where it likely sat for the duration of its existence.
Over the decades, 1960 Fleer Greats have earned a solid place in the hobby with the help of some famous faces. Prices for high-grade examples have seen an increase as well.
Love of the Game Auctions’ latest sale is now live, with rare lots from Lou Criger’s family, fabulous game-used bats, including Gehrig, and rare cards.
PSA 9 examples of E93 Cobb, Wagner, Mathewson lead high-grade parade at Mile High – Gem Mint Montana, Rice rookies, too
Mile High Card Co. will offer the only PSA 9 examples of Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Deacon Philippe of the E93 Standard Caramel issue as part of its July Auction.
“This is a truly unique auction,” said Auction Director Al Crisafulli. “It’s filled with rare and valuable material, whether it be tough 19th century cards and memorabilia, high-end football cards or hard-to-find Negro Leagues items, we think the auction will be interesting to collectors because it’s got a lot of things they may never have seen before.” Bidding ends Mar. 28.
The collection of 1910-11 M116 Sporting Life baseball cards, which encompasses nearly half of the 288-card set, came to Goldin Auctions from a family in the Midwest while going through their grandfather’s holdings earlier this year.
War Bond Game” was $800 million extravaganza in 1943, with numerous baseball Hall of Famers.