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Old 05-23-2018, 10:43 PM
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I think that 8.5 is better than the last one. If I remember correctly the centering and tilt was even more off. An awesome find with a lot of high grade cards. I don't imagine we will hear about too many finds as nice as this one.
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:01 AM
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The 8.5 is a joke in my opinion. . When you see a 8.5 at first glance the card should be a 9 until further close inspection. This at first glance is no way close to 8.5 centering/top to bottom on it’s best day is a 8 max!. They’re all over the map with their grades It’s all in whom submittes the cards, Heritage. Heritage would never sub these cards for this person if it wasn’t already agreed that the cards would be in their upcoming auction. PSA wants the publicity.

At the National This year people will be flooding the PSA line to submit cards like junkies waiting in a methadone line. Wait till they announce their onsite pricing at nation. Sure people will Bit*h and complain on here about the price but they will still bite the bullet and get in line. Money makes people do silly things. Pop Report and Registry =marketing genius, people will continue to drink the Kool Aid. I choose to stay out of this rigged game.

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Old 05-26-2018, 11:54 AM
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As much as I like those Mantle's, I also like those Campanella, Wilhelm and other high number cards!
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:58 AM
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The person how owned theses cards also had a bunch 51 and 52 Mays. And a bunch of Jackie Robinson’s ( 52 and 48) !! And of course some 51 mantles ! All raw the way I like it .
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:08 PM
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Incredible mantle’s.
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Old 06-05-2018, 10:06 AM
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The person how owned theses cards also had a bunch 51 and 52 Mays. And a bunch of Jackie Robinson’s ( 52 and 48) !! And of course some 51 mantles ! All raw the way I like it .
I know, they're beautiful as they are. What a great collection. It's kind of sad to think that soon they'll all be in those big ugly graded plastic holders and funneled into the ebay/auction machine.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:00 AM
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I know, they're beautiful as they are. What a great collection. It's kind of sad to think that soon they'll all be in those big ugly graded plastic holders and funneled into the ebay/auction machine.
Yup, I wish they told us a bit more about where they came from and how they were collected.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:31 AM
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There was a good article done about this collection.

Link: https://forums.collectors.com/discus...mment_11992094
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Old 06-08-2018, 01:59 PM
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All those Mantles, but not a single Eddie Mathews?

My Dad was born in the summer of 1947, and collected baseball cards starting when he was 6-7 years old. His older brother a few years before that. The Braves were his favorite team, though he lived in Chicago. He was a big Hank Aaron fan, and had his rookie. Clemente's, too. And Banks. Nothing like cracking open the latest REA catalog, showing him some of the cards I can only dream about, and seeing him nod, "I had that".

Grandma threw out his whole collection when he went off to Marquette.

Thanks, Grandma.
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Old 06-08-2018, 06:28 PM
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All those Mantles, but not a single Eddie Mathews?
The way I read the article is that he traded for these Mantles. He traded his Red Sox cards to folks across the river for Yankees cards.

My parents as well as Aunts and Uncles grew up in both East and West Hartford at the same time as the guy who owned these cards did.....not sure if this is ironic or not, but the West Hartford portion of the family were/are definitely Yankee fans, while the few original EH family members were/are Red Sox fans.

Growing up in CT a generation later, I found fans of both the Red Sox and Yankees on either side of the river.

So it makes a ton of sense why this card owner from West Harford had 5 Mantles and not as many of some of the other cards (especially Red Sox cards).
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