September 2012

1949 Leaf Premium

Gum card manufacturers of the 1930s popularized the practice of producing “premiums,” larger-format cards redeemable with the exchange of a given number of baseball cards or wrappers at the point of sale. Carrying on this tradition in 1948-49 was the Leaf Gum Company of Chicago, which offered a larger-format, pinup-sized premium to young chewers of …

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Drum back T206.

We’re proud to be offering an excellent example of a T206 Hall of Famer with an extraordinarily rare back.  This card features one of the rarest of all the different T206 back varieties.  Indeed, as of this writing, PSA has only graded 82 T206s with Drum Cigarettes backs, and between PSA and SGC only five …

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The Iron Horse.

In the hobby of baseball autograph collecting, few signatures are more desirable or instantly recognizable than that of “The Iron Horse,” Lou Gehrig.  In the hobby of baseball card collecting, few cards are more iconic than Gehrig’s #92 card from the 1993 Goudey set.  Here is an item that combines both: Gehrig’s classic ’33 Goudey …

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