A Trio of Unknowns are Keys to the T207 Set and Worth Thousands
Unlike the star-studded N28 Allen & Ginter set, the baseball players in the follow-up N29 set leave a lot to be desiredRead more »
Was it possible to find a hidden gem in an unexpected trip to the flea market?Read more »
The junk era of trading cards began more than a century before most thought it didRead more »
While popular, T206 isn’t the only tobacco card set out thereRead more »
Using a PWE for shipping baseball cards isn’t always a great idea, but it does work for some situationsRead more »
Unlike the star-studded N28 Allen & Ginter set, the baseball players in the follow-up N29 set leave a lot to be desired
The PSA 2 Honus Wagner T206 card sold for big bucks in a recent Mile High auction
We all know about the T206’s Big Four — but what about a Big Four for the T205 set?
Was it possible to find a hidden gem in an unexpected trip to the flea market?
The junk era of trading cards began more than a century before most thought it did
While popular, T206 isn’t the only tobacco card set out there
Inexpensive Bowman cards derailed my pre-war tendencies … and I’m not sorry
Using a PWE for shipping baseball cards isn’t always a great idea, but it does work for some situations
Binders are my ‘go to’ for baseball card storage and there are ways to store nearly everything in them
The brethren to the popular E90-1 American Caramel release are often forgotten — here’s why
Where can you find a baseball player sliding into a base while wearing a suit? The 1939 Play Ball set, of course.
One of the greatest players of all time has two very ugly cards
Here’s the rundown on the famous Roy Hobbs baseball cards from the iconic movie, The Natural
This rare pre-war 19th century tobacco baseball card details the difficulties of early umpiring
Here’s a look at what happened on the site last month
Wildfire Schulte is among the many pre-war bargains to be found
Some pre-war cards include a focus on specific anatomy of baseball players
A rare E-card is mostly overlooked by sports collectors
Nearly four years ago, I built a 520-card T206 set – here’s the story behind it
There’s card damage … and then there’s card damage
The final part of the T206 Big Four series covers the iconic Honus Wagner card
A look at the six-figure error card is the latest installment in this series of articles on the T206 Big Four
This month’s Obscure Card of the Month depicts one of the most famous boxing matches of all time
Part II of the T206 Big Four series takes a look at the Sherry Magie error card
Blowout alleges that altered cards have made their way onto the COMC site
The first part of this series takes a close look at the shortprinted Eddie Plank card
A pre-war tobacco set proved that autograph collecting was alive and well in the 1920s
The somewhat rare pre-war boxing tobacco card set included boxers … as military men
For buyers, eBay isn’t perfect … but it’s close
Here’s a look back at what happened on the site in August
The third party grader is expanding its registry capabilities
Let’s take a look at the two different types of the popular Canadian candy cards
Baseball cards lead the way but they are only a fraction of sports cards from the era
Unique sunsets add to the diversity of one of the most popular early candy issues
What’s the prized possession in your sports card collection?
What do golf and tennis have to do with Ugandan cotton or Australian wool?
The latest alleged alterations being found are for pre-war cards that have been bleached
While cards picturing generic subjects are often cheap, that isn’t always the case
Which variations in the popular candy card set are the tougher ones to find?
The distributors of three caramel card sets remains a mystery to collectors
The popular multi-sport Canadian set is home to two obscure baseball players
There are two types of these popular trade cards with distinctly different designs
An increasing number of sketchy pre-war card offerings are popping up on eBay
These two Christy Mathewson tobacco cards may be similar but they’re hardly the same
The few athletes found in this 1930s set are the most important cards
A card of the Babe proves dating a movie card set has been incorrect
In the pre-war era, card sizes were not always consistent
Collectors looking to buy a 1921 Schapira Babe Ruth card should keep one simple thing in mind
A pair of unique cards are buried away in a popular boxing tobacco card issue
USA Today covered the ongoing scandal in an article on Tuesday
Here’s a quick overview of how American sports cards have evolved over the years
While there are similarities in the Fine Pens and Wide Pens sets, there are plenty of differences, too
O’Doul didn’t reach Cooperstown but the prices for his cards remain strong
A 1980s book helped introduce pre-war and vintage cards to this collector
What happened at the National over the weekend? Plenty!
Shenanigans from a guy who is definitely not at the National Sports Collectors Convention
Here’s a look back at what happened on the site in July.
While most of us might consider ourselves to be true collectors, keeping the investment part out of our cards is quite difficult
For some reason, the 1937 O-Pee-Chee set begins at No. 100 instead of No. 1 — but why?
Numerous major league sets surfaced in Canada during the pre-war era
With a major scandal on altered cards rocking the industry, the year’s biggest sports card show is surrounded by intrigue
The two Ruth cards are among the more unique items available in the auction
This rare trade card set is ridiculous by any reasonable standards — and it’s glorious
Many questions surround a scarce tobacco card of the Hall of Famer
Some tough 19th century tobacco cards are called out as altered in recent Blowout forum posts
Here are five players that could surface in the growing 1938 Sawyer Biscuit cabinet photos set
While room exists in the marketplace, third party grading companies have found challenging PSA, SGC, and Beckett to be difficult
The altered baseball cards scandal remains in the spotlight with another national news piece — this time from the Washington Post
Cards from the popular non-sports set are on par with many baseball cards
When it comes to baseball strip card sets, the W514 release stands alone at the top
Prices for Hall of Famers and big names in strip cards sets are doing quite well
The removal of the legendary baseball player from Goudey’s later sets has confused collectors for decades
Tolstoi backs are rarely seen in the popular multi-sport tobacco card set
Lots of red flags appear in suspicious eBay listings but one in particular is usually bad news
Fewer and fewer baseball card collectors are pursuing entire sets. Consider me a holdout.
Collectors will soon have a chance to own a portion of the iconic card for only $100
I panicked about a rare soccer card until the mailman delivered it into my fat, greedy hands
Here are my top picks for the most undervalued cards of legendary slugger, Babe Ruth
Elite Athletes and Strange Tales are Buried in the 1934 Garbaty Moderne Schonheitsgalerie (Modern Beauty) Set
Hall of Famers, Olympic gold medalists, and even a famous aviator are among the keys found in a rare tobacco card set
The five-figure card is among the most iconic pre-war cards around
The E229 and D353 sets are rare ‘Champions’ issues that mostly fly under the radar
A newly identified collection includes numerous Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Honus Wagner cards
The Pre-War Cards site is set to grow a bit more
The N557 Little Rhody set has various sports, countries, and a heavy dose of American patriotism
This rare pre-war Uncle Sam tobacco card in rough shape will cost you four figures
What are qualifiers in PSA grading and how do they affect a card’s value?
The Hall of Fame catcher has twice as many cards as he should in the odd 1938 Goudey set The 1938 Goudey set has 48
Behind the scenes, altered cards have created another problem — how they affect graded registries
Goudey produced several baseball card sets and here’s my not-so-definitive ranking of them
How old do your sports cards go?
Last month was a crazy one on the site.
While alterations are widely being frowned upon, there’s no true consensus
Most of the alleged alterations on the Blowout forum rose in value — but not all
A rather large collection of T206 cards is headed to the auction block … but how will it impact the hobby?
The Babe Ruth card alleged to be altered saw a price gain of nearly $20,000
A photograph that is nearly identical to the pose used on Lou Gehrig’s 1933 Goudey cards sold for big bucks
Comparing Philadelphia Caramel’s two baseball card sets
A 1914 Shoeless Joe Jackson Cracker Jack is the most expensive card alleged to be altered in the recent scandal
Goudey cards owned by Babe Ruth were part of Hunt’s recent auction