The 1930s U.S. Caramel sports set had a lot to offer – from Ruth and Gehrig to Presidents – although only in bite-size chunks.
The market for high-grade, vintage singles continues to amaze, with records being set with seemingly each offering. Memory Lane rewrote the record books for two dozen items in its latest sale, led by Hank Aaron.
Heritage Auctions hosted a sale of one of the best 1933 Goudey sets. With each card sold individually, total sales topped $1.17 million, led by Ruth and Gehrig.
A group of seven cards, believed to be among the rarest of the popular T206 card set, were found in a paper bag. The Ty Cobb 1909-11 T206 cards with Ty Cobb backs have since been graded and have a value of more than a million dollars.
The T207 set might lack imagination in all phases of card0-making and color, but here are 10 worthwhile cards to seek out from the tobacco set.
It’s not every day you find an 1887 relic in a used book. But one couple found an 1887 Four Base Hits John Clarkson Card in an old Bible, being used as a bookmark. Turns out it’s the only complete version to be graded in the market.
From E cards and T206 examples through the heyday of Topps and Bowman releases from the 1950s, Greg Bussineau’s spring auction is loaded with must-see examples. Check out the full lineup.
The 1923-24 Tomas Gutierrez set of Cuban baseball cards aren’t easy to find to begin with, much less a complete set. Yet Hake’s is offering all 84 cards from the set in its current sale, with bidding already at $50,000.
Goldin Auctions kicked off its 2014 season with a $2.3 million sale that included top-of-the-line game-used bats belonging to Jackie Robinson and Mickey Mantle and an assortment of football championship rings that added much ca-ching to the bling.
For many the T206 set is the ultimate tobacco card set. But it’s very hard to get anywhere near completion and at a very high cost to boot. Welcome to the T218s – an affordable tobacco set with plenty of stars, attractive art and their own quirks.