In its second auction, Love of the Game Auctions is setting some trends, According to Auction Director Al Crisafulli, Love of the Game is a ‘go-to’ auction house for scarce T206 cards, prewar baseball and football items, high-grade postwar Hall of Famers, and difficult modern test issues.
Al Crisafulli has leaked a portion of his upcoming lineup in the next Love of the Game auctions sale, which should have tobacco-era collectors ready to bid. Among the selections will be more than 100 Turkey Red cabinet cards from the T3 baseball and T9 boxing sets.
The 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders set gives collectors extra tobacco-era style. Come along on this writer’s journey to complete a mid-grade set of these quirky cards that featured two players – if you dared to fold them over.
Greg Bussineau wrapped up 2012 with a $1.1 million sale that featured high prices for rare singles, complete sets and key cards needed for those PSA Set Registry sets.
The investment history of baseball cards is examined in this meaty article, involving vintage baseball card price guides, the stock market and the Vrechek Vintage Card Index. As you might guess, banking on 1950s Topps and tobacco cards has been a pretty good trend to follow.
Shaving mug of William Kuehne will appeal to sports memorabilia collectors in the latest Morphy Auction. Presale estimates are $6,000-$8,000.
With another baseball card “find” making national news, SCP auction has revealed The Southern Fairway Find of more than 1,000 tobacco cards, including rare issues and scarce backs in the T206 series. The Find will be on display in Baltimore next week.