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The Bambino’s rookie card is pricey, but should it be even more valuable? Most collectors consider Babe Ruth’s cards in the M101-4/5 Sporting News/Mendelsohn series to be his rookie issues. Printed in 1916, these cards were near the start of Ruth’s career. And while his 1914 Baltimore News card came first (as well as a few other non-traditional trading cards),Read more
Find of a Lifetime Increases Population of a Rare Pre-War Set In 1916, you could buy a complete set of M101-4 Indianapolis Brewing cards for a quarter. Today, things have changed a little. Heritage is auctioning a near complete set that is a new discovery to the hobby. According to Heritage’s writeup, the collection was owned by a single familyRead more
The Honus Wagner T206 card is easily the most important, and the most valuable, card in the hobby. Its legendary status has propelled it to a seven-figure card and it’s easily the most recognizable card of all time. One recently sold for more than $3 million. But while the card is rare, it’s not nearly as rare as a lotRead more
I recently had the chance to discuss pre-war cards for an interview with the fine folks over at Collection Connections. One of the questions was an intriguing one asking for my pick for the top five pre-war cards of all time. Those sorts of things are always tricky because the answer can change given certain parameters. Top five most expensiveRead more
Jefferson Burdick classified the 1930s Seal Craft Discs as M30 and R123. The reason for the separate classifications was because some were distributed in newspapers and others were associated with a gum issue (Dietz Gum). In all, there are three known M30 and R123 sets, as discussed here in our database. However, some collectors feel a fourth set belongs –Read more
‘It’s In The Details’ Title Comic Life Sporting Champions Year 1922 Size 1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ Images Black and White Type Publications Number in Set 8 / 16 1922 Comic Life / Lot-O’-Fun Sporting Champions Overview These cards were distributed by Comic Life and Lot-O’-Fun publications. Featuring black and white images, the cards were printed in panels of twoRead more