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A New Big Find: $100K Trove Of 1800s Baseball Cards Kept In Family Scrap Book In Attic

A New Big Find: $100K Trove Of 1800s Baseball Cards Kept In Family Scrap Book In Attic A New Englander figured that 15 vintage tobacco baseball cards had that been passed down in the family for 130 years were worth a couple of thousand dollars. It turns out that cards’ value is probably 50 times…

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Branch Rickey’s Jackie Robinson Scouting Report That Saved America

Branch Rickey’s Jackie Robinson Scouting Report That Saved America | Branch Rickey (1881-1965) is best known for breaking the color bar when he brought Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) into major league baseball in 1947. Rickey, who represented the St. Louis Browns, St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers, and Pittsburgh Pirates, scouted many more players throughout the 1950s…

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I grew up with a 2-pack-a-day habit. Sports cards.

I grew up with a 2-pack-a-day habit. Sports cards. It’s my mother’s fault. When my parents decided to retire and move from the Chicago area to northern Wisconsin, my mother went around the house and meticulously packed things. Among the items she discovered was my baseball card collection. There was a 1983 Ozzie Smith here…

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The 11 Most Valuable Pieces Of Baseball Memorabilia Ever Sold

The 11 Most Valuable Pieces Of Baseball Memorabilia Ever Sold 11. Hank Aaron’s 755th Home Run Ball $650,000 10. Babe Ruth’s 1933 Jersey $657,250 9. Barry Bonds’ 765th Home Run Ball $752,467.20 Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images 8. Babe Ruth’s 1934 World Tour Uniform $771,000 7. Babe Ruth’s Signed 1933 All-Star Game Home Run Ball $805,000…

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A Guide to the 10 Most Expensive Baseball Cards Ever Sold

A Guide to the 10 Most Expensive Baseball Cards Ever Sold The T206 Honus Wagner card is considered the Holy Grail by baseball-card collectors.STAN HONDA/Getty Images People with exorbitant financial means tend to spend large sums of money on silly things. A market for memorabilia exists beyond the world of sports, but baseball cards have…

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How Gum and Baseball Cards Became Intertwined

How Gum and Baseball Cards Became Intertwined Nearly three decades later, the bubblegum in a pack of 1989 Topps baseball cards is, unsurprisingly, inedible. Now an off-pink color, it was probably a mistake to pop the stick of it in my mouth. But it could have been worse. It was, essentially, like chewing chalk –…

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Vintage Pittsburgh Pirates photos, from the first World Series to Barry Bonds

http://www.pennlive.com/life/2017/04/pittsburgh_pirates_vintage_pho.html We have trading card supplies! Click here  

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10 Self-Defense Tips From Boxer Jack Dempsey, Circa 1950

10 Self-Defense Tips From Boxer Jack Dempsey, Circa 1950 image credit: Championship Fighting Even though boxing has been around for hundreds of years, few athletes have commanded as much respect and reverence as Jack Dempsey (1895-1983), the modestly-sized pugilist who toppled heavyweights far exceeding his 187 lb. fighting weight during his heyday in the 1920s.

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8 Surprising Facts About Some Of The Most Popular Baseball Players Of All Time!

8 Surprising Facts About Some of The Most Popular Baseball Players of All Time! Long considered America’s Pastime, some might say that baseball these days ain’t what it used to be. Sure, there are still a number of great players, but their cultural impact and significance just doesn’t measure up to that of some of…

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New Vintage Baseball Glove Collecting Book Can Make And Save You Money

New Vintage Baseball Glove Book Reveals A Potential Gold Mine With spring almost here, flea markets and yard sales beckon bargain hunters. Even if you’re a casual shopper at such venues, I believe that with some effort and luck a new guide for sale on eBay will pay for itself many times over.

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